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  • Driver's Education

    How do I get registered?
    You can register online, by phone, by fax or in person.
    Do I have to buy the textbook?
    Yes.
    Do I have to attend orientation?
    Yes, or a representative may attend in your place.
    Does a parent have to attend the orientation?
    Yes, if at all possible. If a parent or guardian isn’t available, another adult or older sibling may attend with the new driver.
    Do I have to attend all lectures and drives?
    Yes. This is a requirement by statute.
    How will this class help me?
    If under 18, you receive a Department of Motor Vehicles waiver and are not required to take any further tests for your license. If over 18, you are better prepared to pass the license test. Many insurance providers offer a discount to those who successfully complete a Driver’s Education course.
    Is the testing part of the class?
    Testing is a part of driver education and is done for both written and skills assessment.
    What happens if I fail either part?
    You get two chances to pass the driving part of the class. Subsequent drive re-tests cost $35 each attempt. Should you fail the written test, you can study and retake it at the SCC Lincoln Testing Center until you are able to pass the test.
    Is tuition assistance available?
    Not at this time.
    How do I sign up for my drive time?
    During orientation, students are divided into groups based at physical locations. Students choose a drive time in chronological order based on the date you registered for class.
    When is the driving finished?
    During the school year, the 2 hour drive lab will meet once per week for six consecutive weeks. During the summer, the two-hour lab will meet every day for one week only Monday through Saturday. The driving and lecture are always taught concurrently.
    How old do I have to be?
    Old enough to have a learner permit.
    Can I drive without a learner permit?
    No.
    What if I am over 18 years old?
    You will not get a DMV waiver, but you are better prepared to take the drive test at the DMV and may still qualify for an insurance discount if your provider offers one.
    Does SCC provide the cars?
    Yes.

    Driver's Education Online

    When do I have to be logged on?
    During the school year, you must be logged on four hours each week. This can be any four hours that fit into your schedule. The hours need not be in a row or on the weekends. During the summer, you must be logged on two - four hours each day, again, not necessarily in a row or on the weekend. Log on during hours that fit into your schedule.
    Can I take the class at my own pace or is there a timeline?
    There is a definite timeline and is clearly outlined on the course syllabus.
    How do I take the tests and turn in my assignments?
    Everything is online. You download assignments and upload the completed worksheets to turn them in. Chapter quizzes, practice exams and the final tests are all completed and graded online.
    Where do I do my driving?
    Classes are offered at physical locations in Lincoln, Beatrice, Crete and Wymore. You register for the location you want to drive from, even though you are taking the lecture online. Lincoln classes are offered at all of the public high schools and SCC’s Lincoln Campus (8800 O St.). The Beatrice class is offered at SCC’s Beatrice Campus (4771 W. Scott Road). Classes offered at Crete and Wymore meet at the local high school
    What are the pros and cons of online lecture?
    Pro: Online offers students the flexibility to complete the course around their schedule. For those students who need more time, it allows them to work at their own pace. Con: It is not for everyone. If you are not a self-motivated, self-starting student, you will fall behind and risk not passing the course.
    Since I am taking the lecture online do I have to attend orientation?
    Yes, or a representative. You will get vital information about the Web site, log-in information and schedule your drive time.
    How do I sign up for my drive time?
    During orientation, students are divided into groups based at physical locations. Students choose a drive time in chronological order based on the date you registered for class.
    Since I am taking the lecture online do I have to buy the book?
    Yes, you must read the chapters and complete the chapter quizzes.
    Does reading the book count for my log-in time?
    No. Just as if you were at a physical location you must be prepared for class and do the assigned reading prior to lecture.
    Is the instructor online when I’m online?
    Your instructor will have virtual office hours that are published on the course calendar. The instructor is online at various times throughout the course. Additionally, your instructor is available by phone and e-mail.

    Motorcycle

    Does SCC provide the motorcycles?
    Yes. Most of the motorcycles are 250cc models with lower seat height and lower dry weight.
    Do you have to have a driver’s license to take motorcycle training?
    Yes. An operator license or learner permit is required.
    If it’s raining, will class be held?
    Yes. Class only will be delayed for thunderstorms. Plan and dress accordingly.