Driver's education provides a student driver the skills and mental attitudes to become the most competent, skillful and responsible driver possible. In addition, this serves as a base for parents to continue the instruction and supervision of their young driver in developing the expertise needed to be a safe driver.
We offer five-day courses, Monday-Friday and four-day weekend courses, Saturday-Sunday for 2 weekends. This course delivers classroom instruction, in-car observation with other students and the course instructor, and actual behind-the-wheel driving practice.
Classroom and driving instruction will occur at the MCC-Blue River East campus located at 21227 E. 78 Hwy., Independence, MO.
If you are enrolling more than one student, each student must be enrolled separately. In addition, students must have their learners permit before the beginning of class and be between the ages of 15 and 18.
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- Students must be 15, 16 or 17 years of age at the start of the course and have their driver's permit with them at all times while in the course. A student who forgets his or her permit will not be allowed to drive.
- Open toe shoes or sandals are prohibited on this course.
- May not operate vehicles if they are taking medication prohibiting operation of heavy equipment.
Frequently asked questions
Students must be 15, 16 or 17 years old on or before the first day of the class.
Yes, all students must have a driving permit and carry it with them during the class. Students who forget their permit will not be allowed to drive that day.
There are 18 hours of instruction spread over five days. The first day of the morning class is only two hours long (10 a.m. - noon) and each of the remaining four days is four hours long (8 a.m. - noon).
The first day of the afternoon class is only two hours long (noon - 2 p.m.) and each of the remaining four days is four hours long (12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.).
Each day is 4.5 hours (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.).
A maximum of 12 students are allowed per class.
Driving time depends on class size. There will be a total of 12 hours on-the-track instruction.
Missed driving time will not be made up. The student may not be able to continue class depending on how much time is missed due to safety.
21227 E 78 Highway, Independence, MO 64057
The entrance is located approximately one-half mile east of the main Blue River campus at 21221 East 78 Highway, Independence, MO, 64057. Note: 78 Highway is the same as 23rd Street.
Morning students will be dropped off and picked up at the MCC-Blue River East campus entrance on the first day. Dropoff and pickup location may change depending on the instructor. Instructor may want to have students dropped off and picked up by the pavilion next to the building on some days but this will be communicated in advance.
Yes. Students CANNOT wear sandals or flip-flops. Sneakers/tennis shoes are the preferred footwear.
Females should not wear skirts or dresses. Blue jeans or long shorts are the preferred dress for both male and female students.