Transportation and Public Safety
Delivering the best in transportation safety education, certification and licensure preparation for our community!
Montgomery College offers a set of program designed to help you stay safe including Driver Education, Motorcycle Safety and Commercial Driver License training. We welcome you to explore our different programs.
REAL ID is a federal security standard for ID’s. Federal requirements will require you to be compliant with REAL ID. Having a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or ID card will be necessary to board commercial aircraft or gain access to federal facilities starting October 2020.
To be considered REAL ID compliant, you must have the required documents on file with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). For information on REAL ID, visit the Maryland MVA REAL ID webpage.
Montgomery College's 36 hour Driver Education Course available for all students
Montgomery College's 36 hour Driver Education Course, is approved by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and consists of the required 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours Behind the Wheel. Our classroom includes learner-centered instruction, inclusive to accommodate students with mild learning disabilities, and is limited to 18 students per course. Behind the Wheel is one-on-one instruction with a certified driving Instructor. Successful completion of this driver education course is one of the requirements for obtaining a Maryland driver's license.
We also offer Driver’s Education with Additional Support to accommodate all students.
Beginner and Advanced courses available for 'M' license endorsement
Montgomery College offers Motorcycle Safety courses for students looking to add the ‘M’ endorsement to a driver’s license with beginner courses (BRC) and advanced courses (BRC2-LW) available. All motorcycle courses are developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and recognized and approved by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).
To Register for Montgomery College Safety Training Classes, visit: Chesapeake Region Safety Council (CRSC)new window
Montgomery College, in association with the Chesapeake Region Safety Council and the Mid Atlantic OTI Education Center, we are pleased to offer trainer courses in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry.
- OSHA 501, Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, SFT081 (January 21-24, 2020)
- Principles of Occupational Safety and Health, SFT073 (February 10 -14, 2020)
- National Safety Council's 4-Hour Defensive Driving Course, SFT102 (February 12, 2020)
- OSHA 510, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry, SFT072 (March 2-5, 2020)
- Alive at 25, SFT104 (March 25, 2020)
- Safety Management Techniques, SFT099 ( April 20 -24, 2020)
- National Safety Council's 4-Hour Defensive Driving Course, SFT102 ( April 22, 2020)
- OSHA 6005, Collateral Duty for Other Federal Agencies (May 11-14, 2020)
- Alive at 25, SFT104 ( May 20, 2020)
- Fundamentals of Risk Management Certificate (June 22-26, 2020)
- National Safety Council-First Aid, CPR, AED Instructor Course (July 6-8, 2020)
- National Safety Council-Emergency Preparedness Train the Trainer Course (July 9-10, 2020)
- Safety Training Methods, SFT091 (August 3-7, 2020)
- OSHA 511, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, SFT082 (September 14-17, 2020)
- National Safety Council-First Aid, CPR, AED Instructor Course (October 5-7, 2020)
- POSH-Principles of Occupational Safety and Health, SFT073 (November 16-20, 2020)
- OSHA 501, Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry,
SFT081 (December 7-10)
A "CDL" is a Commercial Driver’s License. It meets standards that are the same for every state. It differs from the Maryland "operator's" or "chauffeur's" licenses. It is required if you drive combination vehicles (Class A), heavy straight vehicles (Class B) or small vehicles (Class C).
911 Dispatch Academy
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Get an exciting introductory experience with your feet on the ground. Whether looking for a hobby or looking for a job, find out what it takes to become a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Private Pilot.
The five hour introduction to Aviation includes classroom and a visit to a local airport.
May 9, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. classroom
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. airport
$25+$24 fee = $49
Customized Contract Training
Some of the Transportation Safety Courses are also available as Customized Contract Training. Contact Program Director, Sharon Maxwell, for further information at email@example.com, phone 240-567-2589.
Below you will find a listing of helpful Transportation Safety resources. For further information you may want to visit the appropriate Transportation Safety web page.
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administrationnew window
Maryland DMV Motorcycle Safety Program new window
WDCE Brochure (PDF, )
Notice: Due to COVID19 there have been some modifications to the schedule. For more information visit Schedule Updates.