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.

*Source: The National Safety Council 


Important message regarding Driver Education classes: 

Students, parents, and guardians, please read the following: The College is choosing to suspend all aspects of the Driver Education program until further notice.

  • 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.

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

  • To be placed on the interest list for the next class offered please email Melissa Richey at richeym@linnbenton.edu

Fall 2021 Vehicle Safety Class Schedule


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.

            Starts: Monday, October 4, 2021

            Time:  5:00pm-7:00pm

            Location: Online using Google Meet

            Meets: Mondays

            Total of 2 class sessions: 10/4 & 10/11

            Fee: $35 (CRN 27358)

            Call 541-917-4840 to register


New Fall 2021 Getting Into the Flow Series:

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 1: Essential Skills For Drivers

            Meets on Monday, October 18, 2021

            Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

            Location: Online using Google Meet

            Fee: $29 (CRN 28007)

            Call 541-917-4840 to register


Getting Into the Flow 2: Essential Skills for Drivers

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.

            Meets on Monday, November1, 2021

            Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

            Location: Online using Google Meet

            Fee: $29 (CRN 28008)

            Call 541-917-4840 to register


Getting Into the Flow 3: Essential Skills for Drivers

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.

            Meets on Monday, November 15, 2021

            Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

            Location: Online using Google Meet

            Fee: $29 (CRN 28009)

            Call 541-917-4840 to register


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.
  • Students are required to attend the first two class sessions, no exceptions.
  • 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.




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




"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.

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. 

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