Wednesday, August 15, 2012

KCKCC to offer beginning drivers course September 4

A Driver’s Education course for the beginning driver will be offered by Kansas City Kansas Community College beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. in Room 2708 of the Nursing Buildingon the KCKCC campus at 7250 State Avenue, the course will run through Sept. 27.

A state-approved course, it will consist of 30 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of driving instruction and 12 hours of observation, completion of the course requirements may lead to certification for a Kansas Driver’s license.

James Hathaway, a State of Kansas and National Safety Council certified instructor, will arrange the driving and observation time after the class begins and the entire 18 hours of driving and observation time will be outside the classroom instruction hours and may extend beyond the course completion date.

To be eligible to take the class, the student must be 15 years of age or older, obtain a State of Kansas Instructional Permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles and register in person at the Continuing Education Building (CEB) on the east side of the campus where they will be required to fill out paper work for the State of Kansas and present a copy of their instructional permit prior to the class start date.

Cost of the class is $275 and parents of minors are encouraged to attend the first night of class. Enrollment is limited to 24 students.

Registration can be made in person in the Community Education Building (CEB)  at 7250 State Avenue; by phone with credit card payment at 913-288-7660; or on-line at and clicking on Continuing Education and Fall 2012. The class is listed under Community Education/Driver Safety.