Western Nevada College’s Community Education Department is now enrolling students for winter driver education classes. The course is designed to prepare new drivers for the challenges of driving, as well as for the Nevada driver license and driver permit testing process.
The course meets for a total of 30 hours over 4 days and is open to students ages 15 and older.
It is offered in partnership with Greater Nevada Credit Union, which provides students a number of benefits, including the opportunity to win one of three $500 scholarships, a free GNCU sunshade and a gift of free membership to GNCU (or $50 deposited into an existing GNCU checking account). A speaker from Greater Nevada Credit Union will join a variety of other educational guest lecturers during the course, including guests from Zero Teen Fatalities, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.
WNC’s driver education program uses lectures, videos and interactive activities to teach 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 driving distracted. Many insurance companies provide students with a discount for successful completion of this course.
Classes will be held over Winter Break, Dec. 26-29 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students or their parents can visit www.wnc.edu/continuing-education/driver-education or call 775-445-4423 for more information or to register.