Winter/Spring Offerings: Driver Training

Driver education and defensive driving courses for insurance points reduction are offered.

2020 Offerings

Driver Education

This course is intended to educate students (age 16 or older) on appropriate driving skills and habits. This course includes 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of behind-the-wheel training and observation. Students must complete all scheduled classes in order to be eligible for the Motor Vehicle Certificate MV-285. If you know you have to miss a class for any reason, please wait and take this course at another time. One make-up session for an excused classroom absence with college approval is allowed for an additional $25 fee, and is scheduled for a date to be determined.

The MV-285 Student Certificate of Completion allows:

  1. NYS Junior Permit holder to schedule a road test
  2. Young drivers a possible reduction in automobile insurance cost (participation is dependent upon insurance provider participation)
  3. A 17-year-old to receive a senior license (MV-285 form must be submitted to local DMV to attain this benefit)

When registering via mail or fax, please indicate a first and second choice for driving times using the course codes adjacent to the selected driving time. If you are registering online or on the phone, you will be asked to select your drive time when you select your class time. Driving times are available first-come, first-served.

Driver Education Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
Orientation: Wed., 2/5, 6 - 7 p.m. in BTC 219
Classroom: Wed., 2/12 - 6/10, 6:30 - 8 p.m. in BTC 219
Drive Times Available
60232 Mon., 4 - 5:30 p.m.
60233 Tues., 4 - 5:30 p.m.
60234 Sat., 7:30 - 9 a.m.
60235 Sat., 9 - 10:30 a.m.
60236 Sat., 10:30 - noon
60207 Bell’s Driving School $429
Orientation: Thurs., 2/6, 6 - 7 p.m. TEC-SMART in Malta, TEC-SMART 204
Classroom: Sun., 2/9 - 6/14, 10:30 a.m. - noon in TEC-SMART 204
Drive Times Available
60238 Sun., 7:30 - 9 a.m.
60239 Sun., 9 - 10:30 a.m.
60240 Sun., noon - 1:30 p.m.
60241 Sun., 1:30 - 3 p.m.
60237 Bell’s Driving School $429

Defensive Driving

This course will award all New York State motorists with a 10 percent reduction in motor vehicle liability and collision insurance premiums for a three-year period. Also, drivers who have incurred violation points on their record will receive a four-point reduction.

The course is certified with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the National Safety Council. The program consists of six hours of classroom instruction including films, lecture and discussion.

You will be taught accident prevention techniques along with useful refresher material. Course materials include a student workbook and a certificate upon completion. Late arrivals will not be permitted to stay and all fees will be forfeited. The courses are taught by certified instructors from Bell’s Driving School.

 Defensive Driving Schedule
SCHEDULE CRN Instructor Cost
1 Session, ADM 101
Sat., 3/14, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
60176 Bell’s Driving School $40

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Get in Touch

Community and Professional Education

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)