Community and Professional Education

Fall 2017 Offerings: Driver Training

Driver Education
This course is intended to educate students (age 16 or older) on appropriate driving skills and habits. This course includes 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of behind the wheel training and observation. Students must complete all scheduled classes in order to be eligible for the Motor Vehicle Certificate MV-285. If you know you have to miss a class for any reason, please wait and take this course at another time. One make-up session for an excused classroom absence with college approval is allowed for an additional $25 fee, and is scheduled for a date to be determined.

The MV-285 Student Certificate of Completion allows:

  1. NYS Junior Permit holder to schedule a road test
  2. Young drivers a possible reduction in automobile insurance cost (participation is dependent upon insurance provider participation)
  3. A 17 year old to receive a senior license (MV-285 form must be submitted to local DMV to attain this benefit)

When registering via mail or fax, please indicate a first and second choice for driving times using the course codes adjacent to the selected driving time. If you are registering online or on the phone, you will be asked to select your drive time when you select your class time. Driving times are available first-come, first-served.

The course fee for Driver Education is $425.

Mon., 9/11, 6 - 7 p.m. Orientation, BTC Auditorium
Wed., 9/13 - 1/10, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Classroom, BTC 219

Drive Times Available
50145 Mon., 4 - 5:30 p.m.
50146 Tues., 4 - 5:30 p.m.
50147 Sun., 7:30 - 9 a.m.
50148 Sun., 9 - 10:30 a.m.
50150 Sun., 10:30 - Noon

At TEC-SMART in Malta
Thurs., 9/14, 6 - 7 p.m. Orientation, TEC-SMART 125
Sun., 9/17 - 1/14, 10:30 a.m. - Noon, Classroom, TEC-SMART 125

Drive Times Available
50155 Sun., 7:30 - 9 a.m.
50156 Sun., 9 - 10:30 a.m.
50157 Sun., Noon - 1:30 p.m.
50158 Sun., 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Defensive Driving
This course will award all New York State motorists with a 10 percent reduction in motor vehicle liability and collision insurance premiums for a three-year period. Also, drivers who have incurred violation points on their record will receive a four-point reduction.

The course is certified with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the National Safety Council. The program consists of six hours of classroom instruction including films, lecture and discussion. You will be taught accident prevention techniques along with useful refresher material. Course materials include a student workbook and a certificate upon completion. Late arrivals will not be permitted to stay and all fees will be forfeited. The courses are taught by certified instructors from Bell's Driving School. Please note you must attend both sessions.
Defensive Driving: Important Information
1 Session, ADM 104
Tue., 11/28 & Thurs., 11/30, 6:30 - 9 p.m.