newtop

Driver Training Services

Driver Training Services

Driver Improvement Clinic | Driver Education | Driver’s Manual Course | 3 Exam Failure | Motorcycle Rider Training

Driver Improvement Clinic

SWCC is a certified provider for the National Safety Council driving course. The driver improvement clinic is recognized by Department of Motor Vehicles and covers defensive driving techniques. This course is for those drivers that are assigned by the courts and DMV. Drivers can also choose to volunteer for the clinic for a possible reduction in insurance premiums. Class limited to 30 students (first 30 to complete registration and submit payment).
Buchanan Hall, Room 121
Dates: Clinic is held on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • July 15, 2017
  • Aug 19, 2017
  • Sep 16, 2017
  • Oct 14, 2017
  • Nov 4, 2017
  • Dec 2, 2017

Cost: $60.00    (Cash, Money Order, or Cashier’s check payable to Southwest Virginia Community College. Must be registered and tuition paid 5 days prior to the class start date)
Please complete this Driver Improvement Clinic Student Information Form and submit it with your payment.


Driver Education – Instruction & Training for Teens & Adults

Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel features:

  • Ten modules of instructional or classroom driving procedures.
  • Incorporates the Virginia Curriculum and Administrative Guide for Driver Education through the Department of Education. It is recognized by the Department of Motor Vehicle.
  • Provides a minimum of 36 fifty-minute periods of classroom instruction
  • Provides a minimum of 14 fifty-minute periods of Behind-the-Wheel (In-Car) instruction, includes a standardized road skills examination.

Tuition Cost

  • $265.00 – classroom only -in person (36 fifty-minute periods)
  • $225.00 Behind-the-Wheel only – under 19 years old (14 fifty-minute periods – 7 periods of driving & 7 periods of observation)
  • $490.00 – Classroom & Behind-the-Wheel instruction
    (Classroom instruction – 36 fifty-minute periods & Behind-the-Wheel instruction – 14 fifty-minute periods – 7 periods of driving & 7 periods of observation.

Classroom

This course is for the person (under age 19) who needs to meet the required 36 fifty-minute periods of classroom training for a driver’s license. The course will prepare the person to successfully pass the written test for their learners and get them ready for the behind-the-wheel part of the driver’s education program.
Maximum of 30 students, class size has a 8 student minimum.

Date: Sep 5 to Nov 2, 2017 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Cost: $265.00

Behind the Wheel

This course is for the person (under age 19) who needs the course to meet the required 14 fifty minute periods (7 periods of driving and 7 periods of observation) to get their license. If the person has completed the required 36 fifty-minute period through another DMV approved school, they can submit a certificate of completion card and take this course. I must have at least two to start a driving session. Once the participants are registered and the tuition is paid the instructor will contact the participants and schedule the dates and times of the driving sessions.

Dates: Variable Schedule – The Behind-the- Wheel can be completed within seven days while public school is in session or 4 days when public school is not in session.
Cost: $225.00


Driver’s Manual Course

This course is for the person that has failed the written test for their learners three times. The course will prepare the person to successfully pass and be allowed to take the written test again at the DMV office. For those younger than 19 that have completed the Driver’s Education classroom (must present school with certificate of completion)

Dates: All classes meet on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Buchanan Hall, Room 106

  • July 15, 2017
  • Aug 19, 2017
  • Sep 16, 2017
  • Oct 14, 2017
  • Nov 4, 2017
  • Dec 2, 2017

Cost: $100.00 (Cash, Money Order, or Cashier’s check payable to Southwest Virginia Community College. (Must be registered and tuition paid 5 days prior to the class start date)
Please complete this Drivers Manual Student Information form and submit it with your payment if registering online.


Driver’s Re-examination Course – Three Exam Failure

This course is for the person (under age 19) that has failed the written test for their learners three times and has not completed the classroom part of the Driver’s Education. The course will prepare the person to successfully pass and be allowed to take the written test again at the DMV office. The course will consist of 36 fifty-minute periods of classroom training. Class maximum is 18 students: class minimum is 7 students. Please complete this Drivers Re-examination Course Student Information form  and submit it with your payment.

Dates: Sep 6 to Nov 7, 2017, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Cost: $265.00


Virginia Rider Training Program – Motorcycle Rider Courses

Beginning Rider Course (MRC-RSS)

SWCC is certified to offer the Virginia Rider Training Program and is recognized by the Department of Motor Vehicles. We utilize The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course curriculum. The course will provide the basic entry-level skills for a new rider to begin practicing and developing the mental and motor skills important for safe street operation and introduce the fundamentals of safe, responsible motorcycling. It will also include the knowledge and skills that lead to licensing and motorcycle operation on the streets and highways.

Upon successfully passing the written test and the skills evaluation a participant will receive a M2 temporary 30-day license. Participants will need to take the temporary license to the DMV to get their M2 endorsement added to their license.

TO REGISTER for motorcycle classes:
Contact Edna Sizemore at edna.sizemore@sw.edu or 276.964.7369.

Dates:

  • (FSU) July 21-23, 2017
  • (FSU) Aug 4-6, 2017
  • (RFS) Aug 17-19, 2017
  • (FSU) Sep 8-10, 2017
  • (FSU) Sep 22-24, 2017
  • (FSU) Oct 6-8, 2017
  • (FSU) Oct 20-22, 2017
  • FSU – Fri 6:00PM to 9:30PM, Sat & Sun 8:00AM to 5:00PM
  • RFS – Thu 6:00PM to 9:30PM, Fri & Sat 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Cost:
$153.00 – Virginia Residents

For more information, please contact Edna Sizemore, Driver Training Services Manager, at 276.964.7369, edna.sizemore@sw.edu

Complete the following steps to register online.

  1. Go to https://sw.augusoft.net/
  2. Click Driving Education under the Transportation and Driving Services heading.
  3. Select the class you want from the block info or under Featured Classes
  4. Click “Add to Cart”
  5. Click “Create New Profile” under New Students or Sign In if you have previously created an account.
  6. Enter the respective information needed to create your account
  7. Click “view cart” to enter the payment screen (right side of screen underneath the shopping cart)
  8. Click “Checkout”
  9. Follow the steps on the payment screen to pay for the class using debit/credit or e-check
  10. Print your receipts and sign out
  11. Download and print the Student Information Form (link in course info on this page) & mail to the address below or email to edna.sizemore@sw.edu
     

Complete the Registration Package if NOT registering online:

  1. Complete the Non-Credit-Student-Application-Form
  2. Complete the Student Information form for the specific course.
    1. Pay tuition by one of the following:
    2. Cash
    3. Cashier’s Check (Payable to SWCC)
    4. Money Order (Payable to SWCC)
  3. Registration can be submitted by one of the following ways:
    In person (Buchanan Hall, room 120)
    By mail
  4. Registration package can be obtained:

 In person (Buchanan Hall, room 120)
Mail (see address below)
Fax: 276.964.7744
E-Mail: edna.sizemore@sw.edu
Mail to:  SWCC, ATTN: Edna Sizemore, PO Box SVCC Richlands, VA 24641