The College of Southern Maryland is a public, regional community college with a far-reaching mission – to help students and community meet the challenges of individual, social, and global changes. The school strives to enhance lives and strengthen the economic vitality of a diverse and changing region by providing affordable postsecondary education, workforce development, and cultural and personal enrichment opportunities.
Before registering for classes, there are certain prerequisites and forms you must submit. Read the Commercial Truck Driving Training Program Student Information Packet before moving forward.
CDL Class A: Monday through Thursday, 6:30am-5pm
CDL Class B: Monday though Thursday, 7am-5pm
Class initial tuition/fees: $3,860. Student responsible for DOT Physical and Drug Screening, as well as Learner's Permit.
The CSM Foundation occasionally receives donations from organizations and individuals who wish to provide financial assistance to our students. When funds are available, CSM offers financial assistance to students who meet specific eligibility criteria and plan to enroll in selected career development training courses. If the student meets all of the eligibility guidelines, they could be granted up to 50% of the cost of the class.
CSM is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission, so that eligible veterans, servicepersons, and certain dependents of veterans can receive VA educational benefits.
College of Southern Maryland
5825 Radio Station Road
La Plata, MD 20646
Did you know there are also paid CDL training programs available? These are truck driving schools which are owned and operated by trucking companies. They're also known as company-sponsored CDL training programs. These programs can often turn out to be free CDL training! Check out that link to learn more.
Independent truck driving schools and company-sponsored schools are both worthy of consideration and are covered thoroughly in our truck driver's career guide.
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