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Earn Your CDL Class A License

Our CDL A course is available as a 16-day week day series or an 8-week weekend series. In order to enroll in the courses you must meet the following guidelines: 

  • 18 years or older (to drive in Maryland) 21 years or older (to drive interstate)
  • possess a good driving record 
  • be able to read road signs and maps in English

You must be committed to a training period attending both the classroom lecture courses at the Anne Arundel Community College, Glen Burnie location and the driving range and highway training in Baltimore.

What will it cost? 
$3909 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition, fees and MVA  Class A road test. 

If you would like to learn more, a mandatory pre-registration interview is required. You can make these arrangements by calling Jim Wright at 410-777-2935.

Certificate code: CE.CDL-CLASS-A

The CDL A course consists of two 80-hour classes. When you go to Anne Arundel Community College to register for these classes, you are automatically signed up for both classes. You cannot register for them separately.

OCA-334 CDL Class A Part I - Operation 
This course prepares students to pass the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Commercial Drivers License Class A examination and road test.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss requirements of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations (FMCSR) 
  • Demonstrate understanding of National Safety Council guidelines for basic control, speed and space management, emergency procedures and hazardous driving conditions
  • Demonstrate methods used to document loads and requirements for hazardous materials 
  • Demonstrate mastery of proper methods for doing pre-trip, en route and post-trip inspections 
  • Demonstrate malfunction recognition and reporting procedures and procedures for accident scenes

OCA-335 CDL Class A Part II - Control Skills 
This course prepares students to pass the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Commercial Drivers License Class A examination and road test.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate backing maneuvers and straight line movement of the vehicle
  • Demonstrate ability to couple and uncouple the vehicle
  • Demonstrate the ability to accomplish sight-side and blind-site parking maneuvers
  • Demonstrate skid control
  • Demonstrate daytime and nighttime driving
  • Demonstrate driving under simulated/real hazardous conditions

Job Commitment
Anne Arundel Community College is a proud partner of WorkAmerica, an organization that secures jobs for students before they start their training. New or currently CDL A students can contact Michael Hughes at 410-777-2056 to discuss employment opportunities through WorkAmerica and its partner employers.