This site uses Flash. You may not have the latest version of the Flash Player installed. Download the free Flash Player.

Workforce Development

Realize your Potential

Contact Us

College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Tractor Trailer on Highway

Truck Drivers with a Class-A Commercial Drive's License (CDL-A) start at $27,500 and earn up to $59,900 on average dependent upon experience and road travel requirements.


  Financial Assistance is available for this  program 
  Veterans Benefits applicable

Course Description

The following is a class that MAY be offered. To see if this class is among our current offerings, please see our schedule of classes.

CDL Advanced Skills and Road Development

Course: TRA-7400
Continuing Education Units: 8


This course is the fourth of a four-part program designed to give the students the required knowledge to earn a Class A license.  The course introduces the student to advanced driving skills through mountain driving, night driving, rural / urban driving and intercity driving.  The course introduces advanced vehicle skills operations on a closed course.  Federal Motor Carrier required Entry Level driving training is included in this course:  Driver Qualifications, Hours of Service, Driver Wellness and Whistle Blower Protection. Advanced operating practices further emphasis safe operating procedures and emergency maneuvers, railroad safety, trip planning, map reading and driver fatigue.

Tuition: $294.00
Fee: $604.50

Schedule of Classes:

Summer 2013

MTWTH, 07:00AM - 05:00PM 
6/17/2013 - 6/27/2013

Register Now!


For more information contact:

Mary Beth Mc Collum, CPP
Programs Coordinator

For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.