Driving Classes at DCC

If you need to get your license or improve your driving skills, we’re here to help! See our current list of classes below, including an accelerated program that will get you ready to schedule your road test this summer.

Traffic Safety and Driver Education

Get ready to schedule your road test and earn your driver’s license! Our 48-hour evening course can be completed in as little as 16 classes this summer. Suitable for all ages, DCC’s course is by far the most cost-effective way to learn proper driving technique and the laws and responsibilities applicable to New York State. Successful completion of the 48-hour course (24 hours of lecture/24 hours of on-road driving instruction/observation) includes the five-hour NYS pre-licensing course required to schedule a road test. You could earn a senior license by age 17 and an approximate 10-15% premium insurance reduction.

You must have a permit or license before taking this course.

Important dates and information

Mandatory Orientation for parents and students: Thursday, September 29 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Program Schedule: Thursday, September 29, 2022 – Thursday, January 26, 2023, 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This class will run on Thursdays for 16 sessions.

There are two in-car time slots that are reserved on a first come first serve basis:

4 p.m.-.5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Total cost for course: $599

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Defensive Driving

We offer two options for taking the Defensive Driving course. There is an online, self-paced course offered in both English and Spanish, and in-person courses. To register for in-person courses, click the button below. 

To register for the online class in English, click here. You will be prompted to create an account, select the course, and pay using a credit or debit card. If you have already registered and need to login to access your account, click here (English). 

¡DCC se complace en ofrecer una nueva opción para tomar el curso de Manejo Defensivo en línea, en su tiempo libre! Esta clase se ofrece en inglés y español. Pulse aquí para registrarse. Se le pedirá que cree una cuenta, seleccione el curso y pague con una tarjeta de crédito o débito. Si ya se ha registrado y necesita iniciar una sesión para acceder a su cuenta, haga clic aquí.


NYS "Five-Hour" Pre-Licensing Course

In order to obtain a driver's license in NYS, the DMV requires that all permit holders successfully complete a 5-hour program. Read all information before registering: This class is for permit holders only. Pre-registration is required. No registrations will be accepted 72 hours prior to the start of class. You must bring your NYS permit to class. Plan to arrive early to find the classroom and be seated prior to the class start. Once class starts, the door is closed and late arrivals will not be admitted regardless of circumstance (this is NYS law and is non-negotiable). There will be an additional $25 fee for a replacement certificate.


For registration questions, please email workforce@sunydutchess.edu or call (845) 431- 8900.