Transportation and Public Safety

Driver Education, Motorcycle Safety and Commercial Driver License

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. 

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Are you REAL ID Compliant?

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.

Our Programs

Driver's Education / Driver's Education with Additional Support

Montgomery College's 36 hour Driver Education Course available for all students

Get more Driver’s Education and Driver’s Ed with Additional Support Information

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. 

Motorcycle Safety

Beginner and Advanced courses available for 'M' license endorsement

Get more Motorcycle Safety Course Information.

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). 

OSHA Safety Training

To Register for Montgomery College Safety Training Classes, visit: https://chesapeakesc.org

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.

Upcoming Courses:

  • 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)

     

 

Commercial Driver License (CDL)

Get more CDL License Information.

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 course Fall 2019

 911 Dispatch Academy

Part 1:  911 Dispatch Academy

New session coming April 14th. 

Part 2:  CPR/AED  New

New session coming May 4th.

 

Learn more about 911 Dispatch Academy.

 

 

So you want to fly an Airplane?
Aviation: So You Want to Fly an Airplane, SFT086

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 

and 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. airport

Course#: SFT086

$25+$24 fee  = $49 

Learn more, printable  Aviation flyer. (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
Contact Program Director, Sharon Maxwell, for further information at sharon.maxwell@montgomerycollege.edu, phone 240-567-2589

More Information

Register / Schedule / Cost
Printable Registration Form (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
Driver's Education Frequently Asked Questions
Motorcycle Safety Frequently Asked Questions and Statistics

 

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 sharon.maxwell@montgomerycollege.edu, phone 240-567-2589. 

 

Resources 

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 Rookie Driver Guide for Teens and Parentsnew window

Maryland DMV Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Information new window

Maryland DMV Motorcycle Safety Program new window

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Customer Self-Report of a Medical Conditionnew window

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