Driver Education

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Registration for Fall Term begins Thursday, August 4, 2016

 

Linn-Benton Community College has over 25 years of experience teaching Driver Education in the Linn and Benton Counties. We can help you become a better driver too!

Our courses are approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation-Traffic Safety Division(ODOT-TSD) and utilize their recently revised curriculum which includes: 

  • Possible waiver of Department of Motor Vehicles Behind-the-Wheel Drive test - specific requirements must be met in order to qualify and will be presented during the parent/student orientation.  Note: students 18 older do not qualify.
  • A "Multimodal Interface" for teachers and learners dedicated to exceptional in-car preparation and striving for a lifetime of low-risk driving. Current use in the classrooms show the students love the realistic way the skills and concepts are presented.  Updated films, videos, student activities, and even the tests have all been updated and polished!

State of Oregon requirements include mandatory:

  • 30 hours of classroom instruction.
  • 3-hour required parent/student orientation at first meeting.
  • 12 hours on the road (6 hours behind-the-wheel and 6 hours of active observation) taught concurrently with classroom instruction, with final drive occuring after last classroom session.
  • Minimum of five hours of documented supervised driving practice (supervising driving must be
    someone who is at least 21 years old and has had a valid driver license for at least three years). 

For Frequently Asked Questions click here

Here is a complete listing of the Fall 2016 Schedule, classes begin the week of September 19th!

Click here for Important Information! that students and parents/guardians must read before registering for a Driver Education Course.


Bring the following when you register:

1.  Fall Registration Packet, completed and signed. Packet includes:

  • Registration Form
  • Acknowledgment of Risks (Waiver)
  • Parent/Student Questionnaire
  • Information Disclosure Authorization - this form is voluntary, but if you wish to know how your student is doing in class, attending class, or to talk with the driving instructor it must be completed, by the student, otherwise we cannot  acknowledge a student is in the class.

2. The student's driving permit (both the original and a photocopy)
3. Personal auto insurance carrier card, with policy number and expiration date
4. Registration Fee:

  • Age 15-17 with driver permit: $265*
  • Age 15-17 with driver license (or will obtain a license prior to completion of the course): $445
  • Age 18 or over (or will turn 18 prior to completion of the course): $445
  • All course materials are now included in class fees.
*Fee assistance is available to qualifying students.

IMPORTANT: Students must register at offering center; online and telephone registration is not available.

Albany Classes:
Registration hours are:  Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & closed Fridays through the month of August
6500 SW Pacific Blvd - Takena Hall Room 205; Albany

Corvallis Classes:
Registration hours are:  Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-7 pm & closed Fridays through the month of August
757 NW Polk Ave; Corvallis

Lebanon Classes:
Registration hours are:  Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-4:30 pm & closed Fridays through the month of August
44 Industrial Way; Lebanon

Sweet Home Classes:
Registration hours are:  Closed through the month of August
1661 Long Street; Sweet Home

To qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 72 hours before the start of the course.

For more information contact Melissa Richey at (541)917-4849 or richeym@linnbenton.edu