News August Cdl Training Schedule Announced - Garrett College

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July 24, 2018

August CDL training schedule announced

Garrett College is accepting applications for the next series of courses geared toward obtain a commercial driver's license. Training for both Class A (in 30 days) and Class B (in six days) will be provided (seating is limited). Training for Class A weekday will begin on August 6 and the weekend is slated to start on August 18. Class B training will be arranged to fit the individuals schedule.

This skills-oriented program offers a professional truck driving curriculum for the purpose of qualifying students for entry-level positions as drivers in over-the-road or local driving vehicles. The curriculum consists of classroom, range skills and over-the-road instruction to acquire the fundamentals for operating trucks and tractor trailers. Financial assistance and job opportunities may be available to qualifying individuals.

To assist students in obtaining their learner's permit, a prep course will be held on a monthly basis (August 25 - 26). This two-day course will prepare students for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Class A or B Commercial Driver permit exam. The course includes instruction on the following topics: general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, study and test taking skills. This course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion and hands on activities.

Training is being held at the Garrett College Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute located in the old county garage located at Hilltop, three miles east of Grantsville, near the intersection of U. S. Routes 40 and 219, north of interstate 68. For more information or to register for this course, contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu.