Teen Driver Education Course Planned for Elbert County Campus
September 24, 2015
Teen drivers have the opportunity to take a certified driver’s education course at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College.
The driver’s education course starts on October 5 and will meet Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. for four weeks. Space is limited to 20 students. Full scholarships to cover the regular $350 tuition are available.
Successful completion of the course satisfies Joshua’s Law requirements. Under Joshua’s Law, teen drivers are required to complete 30 hours of classroom instruction and six additional hours of drive time with an instructor to receive a Class D license or wait until they are 18 years old. Athens Technical College is approved by the Department of Driver Services to offer this training.
The course is open to 16-year-old drivers with a valid Georgia Learner’s Permit.
Students will use state-of-the art simulator systems to track driving so instructors can help them understand and fix any issues they may have with their driving skills. The 36-hour course covers signs and signals, road markings, vehicle control, right-of-way determination, and all necessary road rules.
Athens Technical College was issued a grant from the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission to purchase simulators and conduct the Driver’s Education Course. Kia Motor Company donated a vehicle for use in the on-the-road driving sessions.
For additional information about the Driver’s Education course, contact Drew Palmer at (706) 425-3117. Interested students are encouraged to complete the registration process as soon as possible since space is limited to 20 students.