Extended Learning Classes & Training

Driver Education & Vehicle Safety


Did you know every 7 seconds, someone is injured in a car crash? Or that every 15 minutes someone is killed?*
LBCC has over 25 years of experience teaching Driver Education in Linn and Benton counties. Courses are approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division and utilize their curriculum.

Register early to secure your spot, as space is limited. Scroll down for class offerings and schedules. 

*Source: The National Safety Council 

 

Important message regarding Winter 2021 Driver Education classes: 

Students, parents, and guardians, please read the following: The College is choosing to suspend all aspects of the Driver Education program this Winter term due to the following reasons.

  • The rising cases of the COVID-19 virus across the State.
  • The fact that Linn and Benton Counties have been placed on the extreme risk list on the State’s Risk and Protection Framework.
  • The backlog of students in the Driver Education program from Summer and Fall terms that still need to complete the driving portion of the program.

     

    We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Know that it is our goal to get the Driver Education program back up and open for students and families just as soon as it is safely possible to do so.

  • If you’ve submitted registration materials for the Winter term, we will add your information to an interest list and email you when we can once again offer the Driver Education program.

  • We are still offering four Vehicle Safety courses  winter term, which include Driver Permit Prep and the Getting into the Flow series.

 

Winter 2021 Vehicle Safety Class Schedule

DRIVER PERMIT PREPARATION COURSE

            Starts: Monday, January 25, 2021

            Time:  5:30pm-7:30pm

            Location: Online using Google Meet

            Meets: Mondays

            Total of 2 class sessions: 1/25 & 2/1

            Fee: $35 (CRN 34541)

            Call 541-917-4840 to register

Having trouble passing the permit test or just need help studying? This course covers the Oregon Driver Manual and what you need to know to pass the Oregon Driver permit test.

 

THREE NEW CLASSES

Getting Into the Flow 1: Essential Skills For Drivers

            Meets on Monday, February 8, 2021

            Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

            Location: Online using Google Meet

            Fee: $29 (CRN 34980)

            Call 541-917-4840 to register

Did you or someone you know recently get their driving permit? Did you take the requisite picture in front of the DMV and warn all your friends on social media? Guess what, that piece of paper means YOU have been given the responsibility of teaching them how to drive, or to learn yourself, and we are here to help. Whether you are just embarking on this new adventure or have been learning to drive for a while and need a refresher, these workshops are built for you! Take one or all three to develop a firm foundation of safe driving skills and techniques that are proven to reduce the possibility of a crash or collision.

Getting Into the Flow 2: Essential Skills for Drivers

            Meets on Monday, February 22, 2021

            Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

            Location: Online using Google Meet

            Fee: $29 (CRN 34981)

            Call 541-917-4840 to register

Join us as we build on the basic foundation that students learned in Getting Into the Flow 1. We will look at night time driving, highway/freeway, inclement weather, basic vehicle maintenance, and building a safety cushion around your vehicle. Take one or all three courses to become a safer driver. Open to any skill level.

Getting Into the Flow 3: Essential Skills for Drivers

            Meets on Monday, March 8, 2021

            Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

            Location: Online using Google Meet

            Fee: $29 (CRN 34982)

            Call 541-917-4840 to register

Students will build on the skills they learned in Getting Into the Flow 1 & 2. We will delve deep into defensive driving techniques, distracted driving, interacting with others, passenger safety, and more. Take one or all three courses to become a safer driver. Open to any skill level.

Albany Campus, Benton Center, Lebanon Center, and Sweet Home Center:

All classes are being held online, until further notice with driving occurring when it is safe to do so.

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

 

DMV Drive-Test Waiver

Possible waiver of DMV 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 over the age of 18 do not qualify.

The State of Oregon has the following mandatory requirements:

  • Both student and parent/guardian participate in a 3-hour orientation class
  • 30 hours of classroom instruction
  • 12 hours on the road with an instructor (6 hours behind-the-wheel and 6 hours of active observation)
  • 5 hours minimum of additional documented, supervised driving practice. Driving must be supervised by someone at least 21 years of age, with a valid driver license for at least three years.

IMPORTANT: You must read the Parent and Student Handbook before attending orientation.

 

 

Resources 

Reminder: We must see the students permit in order to release the certificate.

  

 

Testimonies

"I wanted to thank you and the staff for doing an AWESOME job.... I was SO impressed with how much my son learned, confidence he gained and expertise of your staff. Kudos to all the Drivers Ed staff, they were wonderful and I can't recommend this program enough!
- Karen Withers, satisfied parent

"He has learned so much and his driving has improved by leaps and bounds since taking the class!"
-Chris Button, satisfied parent 

"I am very, very impressed with the level of skill and confidence that she gained throughout this course."  
-Shar Fagersten, satisfied parent

"She's a much more confident and attentive driver because of your great program."
-Suzy Greenwood, satisfied parent

"Wonderful! Thank you so much for this program, I've definitely learned a few things from our conversations about what he was learning as well! Thanks again!"
-Daina Schmid

"Thank you for so patiently helping our family through the drivers education course. We're delighted our two youngest children completed the course with instructors who seemed genuinely invested in both the program and our kids."               -Satisfied Parent

 

 

Become a Driver Education Instructor

Work up to 16 hours a week during the school year and up to 40 hours a week during Summer Term. Hours are flexible with competitive pay. Driving time is scheduled by the instructor, and LBCC will provide the instruction vehicle.

Requirements
Candidates must be 23 years of age with a minimum of three years driving experience. Must be computer literate and fluent with standard Google suite applications. Must be able to work with students of all ages. 

Preferences
Preference given to applicants who are bilingual, specifically in Spanish. Preference given to those with training as law enforcement, emergency personal, nurses, mail carriers, delivery drivers, public transit drivers, or K-12 teachers.

Special Instructions
Applicants are responsible for completing a 9-week certification to earn their ODOT Instructor Certification. Applicants are responsible for the cost of training, with potential partial reimbursement after two terms of service.

 

Questions? Contact Melissa Richey at richeym@linnbenton.edu