Driver Education

Are you ready to hit the road as a confident, safe driver?

Two female high school students in a JCCC Driver Education car

JCCC offers several course options to meet the needs of busy families. Our face-to-face classes provide the benefit of structured class time with the instructor; sessions are offered as a one-day Saturday class. For a more flexible alternative we also offer an online course. Instruction includes:

  • Up to six behind-the-wheel driving lessons
  • Flexible drive times
  • Kansas and Missouri students will receive a certificate of completion

Driving lessons are competency-based and include:

  • Residential Driving: Left/right turns, controlled/uncontrolled intersections, U-turns, backing
  • City Driving: Turning from left lane/right lane, lane changes, following distance, traffic lights, roundabouts, etc.
  • Highway/Expressway: Entering/exiting a highway, driving on the highway
  • Parking/Turnabouts: Angle parking, perpendicular parking, two- and three-point turns

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The JCCC Advantage

  • Students will have the same state-certified instructor for all classroom and behind-the-wheel training.
  • New sessions start every few weeks. No drive-time wait lists! Most students complete the classroom and behind-the-wheel training in under six weeks.
  • JCCC is one of two institutions in the state of Kansas that train and certify driver education Instructors. Have your children learn from the experts.
  • JCCC offers driver training beyond just driver education. Check out our defensive driving classes.

What you need to know

  • Students must be at least 14 years old. It is recommended that a student have an instructional permit prior to class, but it is NOT necessary.
  • We recommend that students experience behind-the-wheel driving with a parent/adult prior to the first driving lesson. Students should be able to start and stop a vehicle and make left- and right-hand turns in a residential setting.
  • For more information, see our frequently asked questions.

Why should my student take a Driver Education course?

The primary benefits of participating in a driver education program include:

  • Instruction over the law manual, emergency situations, vehicle maintenance, vehicle controls, planning a trip, operating a vehicle on the roadways, parking, how to obtain a license or permit and the responsibilities of owning a vehicle.
  • 4 to 6 lessons behind-the-wheel with a certified instructor based on student's ability to pass the competencies for each lesson. 
  • Some insurance companies give a discount to students/families that have completed a driver education program.
  • In order to apply for and receive a Restricted Permit at age 15, the student must have successfully completed and passed a driver education program (classroom and drive time).