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. 


Our Programs

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

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

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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

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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

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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 7115 Lockout/Tagout (April 15)
  • OSHA 7300 Understanding OSHA’s Permit–Required Confined Space Standard (May 20)
  • Safety Training Methods (June 3-June 7)
  • Safety Management Techniques (July 8-July12)
  • OSHA 510 Occupational Safety and Health for the Construction Industry (August 19-22)
  • Team Safety (September 9)
  • Incident Investigation (September 10)
  • Safety Inspections (September 11)
  • Job Safety Analysis (September 12)
  • Ergonomics (September 13)
  • OSHA 500 Trainer course Occupational Safety and Health for the Construction Industry (October 15-18)
  • OSHA 7845 Recordkeeping Rule (November 4)
  • OSHA 511 OSHA General Industry (November 5-8)
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (November 18-22)



Commercial Driver License (CDL)

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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

Coming this Fall: 911 Dispatch Academy, SFT087 (60 hrs.)

September 10 - October 12, 2019. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. AND Saturdays from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. On the Rockville Campus, Mannakee Building. Cost: $800 + $170 fee = $970. Non-Maryland residents add $400. 

Learn more about 911 Dispatch Academy.



Coming this Fall: 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 morning three hours of classroom includes topics such as requirements for license, history of aviation, basic principles of flight, maintenance guidelines, air traffic control communications, choosing a flight school, supplies needed, cost estimation, and much more. After the classroom portion (at MC Rockville), students will transport themselves to Davis Airport at 7200 Hawkins Creamery Road, Gaithersburg for a two-hour tour of planes, the cockpit, the airport, the runway, review of preflight checklists and much more! If weather permits, there will be an aircraft flyby. Come join us for the exciting educational opportunity.


Contact Program Director, Sharon Maxwell, for further information at, 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, 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 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