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A motor coach and tractor trailer on the highway.

Start your career in truck driving by earning your Commercial Driver's License (CDL): either the CDL-A required for driving heavy trucks and tractor-trailers, or the CDL-B required for driving straight trucks, dump trucks, passenger buses and motor coaches.

Get Started

Contact the program manager at 410-777-2935 or cdl@aacc.edu to review program information and registration procedures.

Commercial Drivers License Learner’s Permit Preparation

Prepare for the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Commercial Driver’s License Learner's Permit examination. Learn about proper use of air brakes, vehicle inspection, driver safety, transporting hazardous cargo safely, transporting passengers, combination vehicles and vehicle control testing.

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Courses

  • OCA-590 Commercial Drivers License Learner’s Permit Preparation

Cost

  • $275 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

Commercial Driver’s License A

AACC has partnered with All-State Career School in Baltimore to offer CDL A training. The training consists of one classroom lecture course and one driving range and highway course, which can be completed in 16 days. Testing is done on-site at All-State in Baltimore.

Courses

  • OCA-334 CDL Class A: Part 1 Operation 
  • OCA-335 CDL Class A: Part 2 Control Skills 

Total hours: 160

Cost

  • $3,915 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition, fees and MVA Class A road test

Commercial Driver’s License B

AACC has partnered with All-State Career School in Baltimore to offer CDL B training. The training consists of one classroom lecture course and one driving range and highway course, which can be completed in one week. These courses are approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Course

  • OCA-343 CDL Class B: Operation and Control Skills 

Total hours: 52 

Cost

  • $2,408 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition, fees and MVA Class B road test  
  • Requirements

    • Must be at least 18 years old.
    • Possess a good driving record.
    • Able to read road signs and maps in English.
    • Obtain a CDL driver's permit from Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration.
    • Successfully pass the Maryland Department of Transportation physical examination and drug screen.
  • Accreditations

    • Accredited by The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
    • Approved by the Department of Education in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.
    • Approved by The Federal Department of Education to participate in Title IV Funding Programs.
    • Approved Vendors of The National Safety Council Defensive Driving Programs.
    • Approved for Veterans Benefits. 
  • Credentials

    Upon successful completion of the courses, students earn an AACC Continuing Education Certificate and are prepared to take either the CDL Class A or CDL Class B State road test. Once you successfully complete all the course requirements of the certificate program with a passing grade or higher, submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate.

Job Outlook

  • Employment for heavy truck and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to grow by 6 percent through 2024 with an expected annual salary of nearly $41,000.
  • Light truck and delivery service drivers can expect a growth potential of 4% through 2024 along with an expected annual salary of $28,000.

Schedule

Classes are offered Monday through Friday or Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Classes form monthly online. On-the-range training is done from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Baltimore training facility.

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