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 

 
 

COVID-19 2020 Fall Term Remote Driver Education Plan

Students, parents, and guardians, please read the following:

  • This fall there will be two remote Driver Education classes.
  • The classroom portion will be held virtually through Google Meet and Google Classroom. There will be two instructors per class.
  • Student must have reliable internet, camera, and microphone capability.
  • Student and parents and/or guardians must attend the first scheduled virtual class together.
    • Students will be asked to hold up their permit so we can record seeing it. 
  • All classroom work will be completed via Google Classroom.
  • The driving portion of Driver Education is required.
    • Students and parents and/or Guardians will receive an email form to gather information in order to schedule their drives
  • Students will be required to come to the Albany Campus to pick up their books and materials. Once a student is registered they will receive the dates and times that are available for contact free pick up.
  • Students must complete all course requirements in order to receive a certificate.
  • Any questions? please email Melissa Richey at richeym@linnbenton.edu

 

 

Registration

How to register

1.  Registration Packet, completed and signed. The packet includes:

  1. Registration Form
  2. Acknowledgment of Risks
  3. Waiver of Liability Addendum for COVID-19
  4. Parent/Student Questionnaire
  5. Information Disclosure Authorization - This form gives parents/guardians authorization to talk with the classroom instructor, driving instructor, or office staff regarding student progress. It must be completed by the student, otherwise we cannot acknowledge a student is in the class.
  6. Driving permit photocopy
  7. Registration fee:
  • Age 15-17 with driver permit (Eligible for DMV Waiver) $265*
  • Age 15-17 with driver license (Not Eligible for DMV Waiver) $445
  • Age 18 or over upon completion of the course (Not Eligible for DMV Waiver) $445
  • All course materials are included in class fees.</li>
*FEE ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE TO QUALIFYING STUDENTS AGE 15-17.

Send the completed form, copy of permit and payment to richeym@linnbenton.edu.  Registration is not complete until all the above has been received.  Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Office Locations and Contacts

Albany Office:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
6500 SW Pacific Blvd - Willamette Hall Room 120; Albany Campus

Corvallis Office:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
757 NW Polk Ave; Corvallis

Lebanon Office:
Monday - Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
44 Industrial Way; Lebanon

Sweet Home Office: 
Monday-Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Closed Fridays
1661 Long Street; Sweet Home

 

Fall 2020 Driver Education Class Schedule

 

DRIVER PERMIT PREPARATION and TEACHING YOUR TEEN TO DRIVE are still accepting enrollment.

Register now to reserve your place in the class!

Check back for Winter term Driver Education listings.

For more information, please contact Melissa Richey  richeym@linnbenton.edu  


DRIVER PERMIT PREPARATION

Starts: Monday, October 19, 2020
Time: 5:30pm-7:20pm
Location: Google Meet
Meets: Mondays
Total of 2 class sessions: 
10/19, 10/26

Fees: $35, additional $5 materials fee

Register now by calling 541-917-4840

 

TEACHING YOUR TEEN TO DRIVE

Meets once: Monday, November 2, 2020
Time: 5:30pm-8:20pm
Location: Google Meet

Fees: $10, additional $5 materials fee

Register now by calling 541-917-4840

 

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