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


Programs of Study

Driving Skills I

Award: Letter of Recognition
Number of credits required: 6
Locations: La Plata Campus (LAPL)
Offered: Days And Weekends
Contact: M. B. McCollum, Transportation Course Manager


These courses provide the first level behind-the-wheel training to prepare participants to obtain their commercial truck drivers license (CDL). Managing various driving situations without accident or incident is demonstrated. Specific skills introduced include shifting, backing, and docking. The second level of training for the CDL is included in the Driving Skills II letter of recognition. The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer to this program from other institutions is 3.

Required courses:

Take TRA-1010 TRA-1010L TRA-1030

Last Update: May 9, 2012