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Driver's Education

Driver's Education provides a student driver the skills and mental attitudes to become the most competent, skillful, responsible driver possible. 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.  This course delivers classroom instruction, in-car observation with other students and the course instructor, as well as actual behind-the-wheel driving practice.

Classroom instruction will take place at the MCC-Blue River campus in the Public Safety building, located at 20301 E. 78 Hwy., Independence, MO.  Driving instruction will take place in the MCC-Blue River parking lot; the Precision Driving Course (PDC), located ½ mile east of the main Blue River campus; and on the street. The course is taught by highly-trained, veteran police officers.

Enrollment Information

If you are enrolling more than one student each student must be enrolled separately. Students must have their learners permit prior to the beginning of class and be between the ages of 15 and 18.

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  • Students must be between 15 and 18 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

What age do you have to be to take this course?

Students must be between 15 and 18 years old on or before the first day of the class.

Is a driving permit required?

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.

How long is the course?

There are 18 hours of instruction spread over five days. The first day of each of the three sessions is only two hours long (8-10 A.M.) and each of the remaining four days is four hours long (8 A.M. – Noon).

How many students are allowed in each class?

A maximum of 12 students are allowed per class.

How much drive time does each student receive?

Driving time depends on class size. There will be a total of 12 hours on-the-track instruction.

What if a student misses his/her driving time?

If there is an unavoidable emergency, make-up times may be arranged.

Where will the classroom instruction be held and what time?

Classroom instruction will be held at MCC-Blue River in the Public Safety building room 110 from 8 to 10 A.M. on the first Monday and 8 to 9 A.M. on the remaining four days.

Where are MCC-Blue River and the PDC located?

The Blue River campus address is 20301 East 78 Highway, Independence, MO, 64057.
The entrance to the PDC 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.

When and where do I drop off my student?

Students can be dropped off at the MCC-Blue River campus Public Safety Building (located at the back of the campus) each morning of the course. Students should arrive and be in room 110 no later than 8 A.M.

When and where do I pick up my student?

Students can be picked up at the campus location on the first day (Monday) after 10 A.M. Students can be picked up at the PDC at noon all four driving days of the course (Tuesday - Friday).

How do students get from the main campus to the driving area?

Students will be escorted to the PDC by their driver education instructors in vehicles owned and maintained by MCC-Blue River.

Who are the instructors?

All driver education instructors are current, licensed, or recently retired police officers as well as MCC employees and are highly trained in driving education.

Is there a footwear or dress code?

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.

For more information or questions, please call 816.604.5276 or email