News Cdl Learners Permit Prep Course Slated For November - Garrett College

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Campus News

October 30th, 2018

CDL Learner's Permit Prep Course slated for November

Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development has scheduled a Commercial Driver's License Learner's Permit Prep Course on November 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the College's Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute in Grantsville.

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.

Entry requirements for the actual commercial driver training program includes the following: one must be at least 18 years of age, be able to obtain a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, and pass a DOT required drug screen. DOT language enforcement rule: one must be able to read English, converse with the public, understand highway signs and signals, respond to official inquiries, and make entries on reports or records.

This course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion and hands on activities. It is recommended that students get a CDL manual at the local MVA office and review prior to start of class.

For additional information contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register for this course, please contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.