College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Truck Drivers with a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) start at $19,200 and earn up to $63,400 dependent upon experience.
Bus Drivers with Passenger/School Bus Endorsements have starting salaries of $18,000 and earn up to $38,000.
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.
Continuing Education Units: 8
This course is the first of a two part program designed to give the student the required knowledge to earn a Class B commercial drivers license with passenger / school bus endorsement. The course introduces the student to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and industry standards required for operating commercial straight trucks and buses. The student is introduced to the required areas of study to obtain a commercial class B learners permit for trucks and buses: General knowledge and air brakes including the passenger and school bus endorsement. Training includes: railroad and safety belt training, skid control and recovery and winter driving. Range / off road training will be conducted at CSMs Center for Transportation training. Range training includes: putting the vehicle in motion, backing, off-set alley, parallel parking and vehicle inspection. On road driver training consists of beginning practices in city, rural and multi-lane driving.
Schedule of Classes:
Mary Beth Mc Collum, CPP
For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.