New drivers can prepare for the challenges of driving (and driver license testing) in the Western Nevada College Driver Education Program. The non-credit course meets four days for 30 hours of classroom training, and is open to students age 15 and older.
WNC’s Driver Education Program meets the training requirements to obtain a Nevada driver’s license. The course uses lectures, videos and interactive CD’s to cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, and driving maneuvers in various environments and situations. The comprehensive course also discusses the added challenges of inexperience and youthful attitudes. Guest speakers bring a wealth of knowledge in the areas of traffic safety and enforcement and insurance.
Students must be at least 15 years of age on the last day of class to be eligible to take the course. Most insurance companies will give a discount for taking a 30-hour driver education course. Students should check with their insurance provider to clarify their individual policy.
During the academic year, classes usually meet four Saturdays in a row, excluding holiday weekends. The classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a half-hour lunch break. During winter break, spring break and summer, classes usually meet four days in a row. Students must bring their lunch as college food services are not available. Classes cost $100.
Please Note: This is a non-refundable class and payment is due at time of registration.