Winter/Spring 2019 Offerings: Driver Training

Driver education and defensive driving courses for insurance points reduction are offered. We also will provide the NYS Safe Boating course this spring.

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.

The course fee for Driver Education is $429.

Orientation: Wed., 1/30, 6 - 7 p.m. in BTC Auditorium
Classroom: Wed., 2/6 - 6/5, 6:30 - 8 p.m. in BTC 219

Drive Times Available
60118: Mon., 4 - 5:30 p.m.
60119: Tues., 4 - 5:30 p.m.
60120: Sat., 7:30 - 9 a.m.
60121: Sat., 9 - 10:30 a.m.
60122: Sat., 10:30 a.m. - noon

Off-Campus Driver Education at TEC-SMART, 345 Hermes Rd., Malta
Orientation: Thurs., 1/31, 6 - 7 p.m. in TECSMT 125
Classroom: Sun., 2/3 - 6/9, 10:30 a.m. - noon in TECSMT 125

Drive Times Available
60124: Sun., 7:30 - 9 a.m.
60125: Sun., 9 - 10:30 a.m.
60126: Sun., noon - 1:30 p.m.
60127: Sun., 1:30 - 3 p.m.

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. Defensive Driving: Important Information
The course is taught by certified instructors from Bell’s Driving School.
1 Session, ADM 101
Sat., 3/9, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

New York Safe Boating Course
New York State requires certain boat operators to have a boating safety certificate. All individuals born on or after May 1, 1996 are now required to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat. Additionally, operators of any age (14 or older) who wish to operate a PWC (personal watercraft) are required to complete a boater education course. For more information, go to Maximum class size is 30.

Students must be at least 10 years of age. Students 18 years of age and older will be required to pay a separate $10 fee to NYS for issuance of a permanent boating safety certificate.
2 Sessions, ADM 102
Wed., 4/3 & Thurs., 4/4, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Michael Cannistraci, Instructor

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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)