Western Nevada Community College is continuing its Driver Training Program with a 30-hour course offered over the holiday break and a new correspondence course. The classroom course meets Monday through Thursday, Dec. 27-30, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Carson City campus. Students can register for the correspondence course at any time. Both non-credit courses are open to students ages 15 and over.
WNCC's Driver Training Program meets the training requirements to obtain a Nevada driver's license. The classroom course uses lectures, videos, interactive CD's and a driving simulator to cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, and driving maneuvers in various environments and situations. The instructor will also discuss the added challenges of inexperience and youthful attitudes. Class discussions include peer pressure and high-risk activities. Guest speakers will bring a wealth of knowledge in the areas of traffic safety and enforcement and insurance.
Injuries from teenage motor vehicle accidents are by far the leading public health problem for young people in the United States. In 2000, 40 percent of all deaths of 16-19 year-olds were related to motor vehicles. Nearly 6,000 teenagers died in motor vehicle accidents in 2002.
The fee for the 30-hour course is $95, and the correspondence class is $100.
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2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703