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Athens | Palestine | Online/Adult

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Drivers Education

DETC 1406 | DETO 1407

DETC 1407 | DETO 1407

DETC 1408 | DETO 1409

 

Students may enroll in the Complete Course, Classroom Only or Behind the Wheel Only. Students are encouraged to register before the first day of class. The listed date/times are for classroom instruction only. Behind the wheel instruction and simulator training will be scheduled with each student at times other than the actual class times listed below. (32 hours) Athens location: eight hours of driving (4 driving, 4 observing), and 12 hours of simulator. The Palestine location does not provide simulator training but does provide additional behind the wheel training for a total of 14 hours (7 hours driving, 7 hours observing). Pre-Requisites: Student MUST be at least 15 years old. At the time students take the test for their learner’s permit, DPS will require an official birth certificate with seal, original Social Security card, and proof of school enrollment form (VOE). A REPORT CARD IS NOT ACCEPTABLE for proof of enrollment. Proof of school enrollment form is available from the student’s high school and should not be over 30 days old. Possible substitutions for a birth certificate are U.S. Passport, or Texas ID card. Students must provide a U.S. document that proves legal residency. At the DPS office, you must prove that either your residence or your domicile is in Texas and that you have lived here for at least 30 days in order to apply for an original Texas non-commercial driver license or ID card. You must prove your Texas residency by showing two acceptable documents that contain your name and residential address. One of the documents must prove that you have lived in Texas for at least 30 days unless you are surrendering a valid, unexpired driver license from another state; then the 30 day requirement is waived. For a list of acceptable documents visit www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/ (These documents are not required to enroll, but will be required when you go to get your license or permit.) Contact the Department of Public Safety to clarify any questions regarding eligibility prior to enrollment. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE DOCUMENTS THAT DPS REQUIRES AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME AFTER CLASS BEGINS WILL PREVENT THE STUDENT FROM CONTINUING CLASS. ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING STATE LAW OR REGULATIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. Tuition is not refundable after classes have started. Behind the Wheel Only classes for Adults (18 years of age or above) may be arranged upon request. The cost for an Athens class (4 hours of driving + 4 hours observation + 12 hours simulator) is $325 and the cost for Palestine (7 hours of driving + 7 hours observation) is $325. Please call 903-675-6212 to request a class.

 

Athens Campus

 

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Complete Course

DETC 1406

 

Tuition: $400

Location: GS 112

Instructor: Parker

 

Section

Days

Time

Dates

21158*

M-Th

5 to 7 p.m.

Feb. 4 to 28

21159*

M-th

5 to 7 p.m.

Apr. 1 to 25

21160*

M-Th

9 to 11 a.m.

June 3 to 28

21161*

M-Th

9 to 11 a.m.

July 8 to Aug. 1

*Required driving (8 hours) and simulator (12 hours) time will be scheduled outside of classroom hours including nights after class, other week nights when class is not scheduled and weekend hours.

Behind the Wheel Only

DETO 1409

 

Tuition: $325

Location: GS 112

Instructor: Parker

 

Section

Days

Time

Dates

21175*

M-Th

5 to 7 p.m.

Feb. 4

21176*

M-Th

5 to 7 p.m.

Apr. 1

21177*

M-Th

9 to 11 a.m.

June 3

21178*

M-Th

9 to 11 a.m.

July 8

*Student will meet with the instructor at this time to schedule driving and simulator time. Required driving (8 hours) and simulator (12 hours) time will be scheduled outside of classroom hours including nights after class, other week nights when class is not scheduled and weekend hours.

Classroom Only

DETO 1407

 

Tuition: $250

Location: GS 112

Instructor: Parker

 

Section

Days

Time

Dates

21166

M-Th

5 to 7 p.m.

Feb. 4 to Feb. 28

21167

M-th

5 to 7 p.m.

Apr. 1 to 25

21168

M-Th

9 to 11 a.m.

June 3 to 28

21169

M-Th

9 to 11 a.m.

July 8 to Aug. 1

 

Palestine Campus

 

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Complete Course

DETC 1406

 

Tuition: $400

Location: C 111

Instructor: Parker

 

Section

Days

Time

Dates

21162*

M-Th

5 to 7 p.m.

Feb. 4 to 28

21163*

M-Th

5 to 7 p.m.

Apr. 1 to 25

21164*

M-Th

9 to 11 a.m.

June 3 to 28

21165*

M-Th

9 to 11 a.m.

July 8 to Aug. 1

*Required driving time (14 hours) will be scheduled outside of classroom hours which may include nights after class, other week nights when class is not scheduled and weekend hours.

Behind the Wheel Only

DETO 1409

 

Tuition: $325

Location: C 111

Instructor: Parker

 

Section

Days

Time

Dates

21179*

M-Th

5 to 7 p.m.

Feb. 4

21180*

M-Th

5 to 7 p.m.

Apr. 1

21181*

M-Th

9 to 11 a.m.

June 3

21182*

M-Th

9 to 11 a.m.

July 8

*Student will meet with the instructor at this time to schedule driving time.*Required driving time (14 hours) will be scheduled outside of classroom hours which may include nights after class, other week nights when class is not scheduled and weekend hours.

Classroom Only

DETO 1407

 

Tuition: $250

Location: C 111

Instructor: Parker

 

Section

Days

Time

Dates

21170

M-Th

5 to 7 p.m.

Feb. 4 to 28

21171

M-Th

5 to 7 p.m.

Apr. 1 to 25

21172

M-Th

9 to 11 a.m.

June 3 to 28

21173

M-Th

9 to 11 a.m.

July 8 to Aug. 1

 

Online/Adult

 

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Online Students Drivers Ed.

DETO 1407

 

Drivers education online is a full narrative and interactive option to attending drivers ed in the traditional classroom setting. It offers the same amount of material and knowledge of the face to face course and is fully approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and TEA. This is the classroom only portion of the program so the student will still need to enroll in one of the driving portions listed above.
Classes start each month they cost $40 and run Monday thru Friday until finished.

Online Adult Drivers Ed.

DETO 1410

 

This course is required for driver’s license applicants who are ages 18-24. This course does not include behind the wheel instruction – only the mandated 6 hours required by state law.
Classes start each month they cost $40 and run Monday thru Friday until finished.

 

For students in these courses who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.