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Garrett College is accepting applications for the next series of courses geared toward training individuals to obtain a commercial driver’s license.  Training for both Class A (in 30 days) and Class B (in six days) will be provided. Applicants are encouraged to register early as seating is limited.  Training for Class A, weekday will begin on January 14 and the weekend is slated to start on January 19.  Class B training will be arranged to fit the individual’s 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 (January 26 – 27). 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 Grantsville.  To register contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or