Driver Education

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Fall Term registration begins Monday, August 20, 2018.

Classes start the week of September 17th, please check start dates very carefully.

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!

Testimonies:

"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 (daughter) gained throughout this course." -Shar Fagersten, parent

Our courses are approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation-Traffic Safety Division(ODOT-TSD) and utilize their 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. 

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 occurring 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). 

Must read Parent and Student Handbook before attending parent meeting.

Check here for Frequently Asked Questions

Fall 2018 Driver Education Class Schedule:

  • Albany Campus

    Two Courses to choose from:

    Course #1
    Starts:
     
    Tuesday, September 18th
    Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm
    Meets: Tuesdays
    Total of 11 class sessions: 
    9/17, 9/24, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, & 11/27
    Location: LBCC Albany Campus, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Takena Hall Room 215
    Fees (all materials included):
    * 15-17 years with Permit:  $265.00 (CRN 20446) possible DMV Waiver
    * 18 & Older or with a License: $445.00 (CRN 21961) does not quailify for DMV Waiver

    Course #2
    Starts:
     
    Thursday, September 20th 
    Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Meets: Thursdays
    -> No class on November 22nd
    Total of 11 class sessions: 
    9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 & 12/6
    Location: LBCC Albany Campus, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Takena Hall Room 215
    Fees (all materials included):
    * 15-17 years with Permit:  $265.00 (CRN 25032) possible DMV Waiver
    * 18 & Older or with a License: $445.00 (CRN 25034) does not quailify for DMV Waiver

  • Benton Center

    Two Courses to choose from:

    Course #1
    Starts: Monday, September 17th 
    Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Meets: Mondays
    -> No class on November 12th
    Total of 11 class sessions: 
    9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26 & 12/3
    Location:  
    * September 17th class meets at LBCC Albany Campus, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, 
      Forum Building Room 115
    * All other classes meet at the Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave in Room 209
    Fees (all materials included):
    * 15-17 years with Permit:  $265.00 (CRN 22359) possible DMV Waiver
    * 18 & Older or with a License: $445.00 (CRN 22791) does not quailify for DMV Waiver

    Course #2
    Starts:
     Wednesday, September 19th 
    Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Meets: Wednesdays
    -> No class on November 21st
    Total of 11 class sessions: 
    9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28 & 12/5
    Location:  
    * September 19th class meets at LBCC Albany Campus, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, 
      Forum Building Room 115
    * All other classes meet at the Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave in Room 209
    Fees (all materials included):
    * 15-17 years with Permit:  $265.00 (CRN 24333) possible DMV Waiver
    * 18 & Older or with a License: $445.00 (CRN 24335) does not quailify for DMV Waiver

  • Lebanon Center
     Sorry for the inconvience, no classes are being offered in Lebanon for Fall 2018, please check out the Sweet Home class.
  • Sweet Home Center
    Starts: Saturday, September 22nd 
    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Meets: Saturdays
    -> No class on November 24th
    Total of 11 class sessions: 
    9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1 & 12/8
    Location: LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long Street, Room 101
    Fees (all materials included):
    * 15-17 years with Permit:  $265.00 (CRN 26529) possible DMV Waiver
    * 18 & Older or with a License: $445.00 (CRN 26531) does not quailify for DMV Waiver

NEW!  Valuable Courses:

  • Roadside Survival

    Are you prepared if you or your teen's car breaks down mid road trip? Do you know how to change a tire, what to do when you run out of gas on that long country drive or what to do if your engine overheats? This course will teach you how to read the signs before your car fails, the proper tools to have with you, and the best actions to take when you find yourself on the side of the road. The best driver is a prepared driver, so join this course to learn the best ways to stay safe on the road. Students are welcome to bring their car for hands-on experience.

    Two classes to choose from:

    Corvallis: 
    Meets: Thursday September 27th, 5:30pm-7:30pm & Sunday September 30th, 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Location: Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave in Room 105 & Parking Lot
    Fee: $59.00
    CRN: 26849

    Sweet Home: 
    Meets: Thursday October 4th, 5:30pm-7:30pm & Sunday October 7th, 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Location: Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long Street, Room 101 & Parking Lot
    Fee: $59.00
    CRN: 26849


  • Driver Permit Preparation

    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. Materials included in fee.

    Two classes to choose from:

    Albany:
     
    Meets: Mondays, October 29th & November 5th, 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Location: LBCC Albany Campus, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Takena Hall Room 215
    Fee: $59.00
    CRN: 26851

    Sweet Home: 
    Meets: Thursdays November 1st & 8th, 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Location: Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long Street, Room 101
    Fee: $59.00
    CRN: 26729

  • Teaching Your Teen to Drive

    Teaching your teen to drive can be a tense and thrilling time. Help make it more enjoyable by adding some new information to what you already know about driving. Did you know adding 1 more second between you and the next car can reduce car crashes by 80%. This class will help you be successful and safer while you complete the 100 hours of practice time with your student (50 hours if they complete Driver Education). Come join us for this fun and informative session on techniques and options for helping your teen learn to drive while you retain your sanity. It will be worth your time. Materials include in fee.

    Sweet Home: 
    Meets: Thursday, October 25th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Location: Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long Street, Room 101
    Fee: $15.00
    CRN: 26728

Bring the following when you register:

1.  Fall 2018 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.

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

Albany Classes:
Registration hours are: 
August 20th-22nd 8:30 a.m. - 6:00pm
Regular hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Hours of Operation are: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
6500 SW Pacific Blvd - Willamette Hall Room 120; Albany

Corvallis Classes:
Registration hours are:  Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fridays 8:30a.m. - 4 p.m.
757 NW Polk Ave; Corvallis

Lebanon Classes:
Registration hours are:  Monday - Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
44 Industrial Way; Lebanon

Sweet Home Classes: (closed July & August)
Registration hours are:  Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Closed Fridays 
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