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Odessa College Driver Education Program

This program gives new drivers the essential tools to meet the challenges of driving with guidance from professional driving instructors as well as classroom instruction.

Registration Requirements:

All students must pre-register with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) prior to enrollment in Odessa College Driver Education program.

To pre-register, you will need to take these items to DPS:

  • A current Verification of Enrollment for the student;
  • A valid social security  card;
  • An original court issued birth certificate;
  • Additional student identification (school id, report card, picture id);
  • Parent proof of Texas Residency (details at DPS website: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/residencyReqNonCDL.htm);
  • Student must accompany parent/legal guardian to pre-registration with DPS;
  • Fee: $16.00 payable to DPS (receipt required to register at Odessa College)
Texas Department of Public Safety
I-20 Access Road & West County Rd
Hours:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8am-5pm 8am-6pm 8am-5pm 8am-5pm 8am-5pm

After pre-registration at DPS, bring your receipt to Odessa College Continuing Education office to register for Driver Education classes.  No exceptions can be made to this policy. 


Driver Education Class Information:

  • Classroom Instruction: Monday to Friday 5–7 p.m. or 7–9 p.m.
  • Drive time will be scheduled at registration
  • Classes for ages 15 to 17
  • Tuition $396.00
  • The cancellation policy of Odessa College Continuing Education Driver Education Program is as follows:
    • For classes/programs cancelled by the college: 100 percent refund will be issued.
    • For withdrawals: 100 percent of tuition will be refunded if the Drop Form is received up to three or more business days prior to class start.  The Drop Form must be delivered to the Odessa College Continuing Education office by a parent or guardian.  No refund will be given for withdrawals within three business days of the class start date.
Dates Duration Times* Orientation day Registration
Apr. 15-May 7, 2014 M - F
  • 5-7pm
  • or 7-9pm


Monday, Apr. 14, 2014 Open for Registration

May 13-June 4, 2014

M - F
  • 5-7pm
  • or 7-9pm

Monday, May 12, 2014 TBA
*plus driving time.

Please call 335.6580 for more information.

Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for people between the ages of 15-17. Inexperience, distractions, peer pressure, speeding, alcohol and drugs are all key factors. The Odessa College Driver Education program will give new student drivers the essential tools to make their driving habits a positive and influential experience. Students will receive instruction on how to take control of situations by taking responsibility for their own driving behavior. Young drivers will develop effective strategies that will keep them safer on the road.

* 32 Hours of Classroom Instruction

  • Emphasis on safety and driver responsibility, road rage and drunk driving
  • Daily reading assignments and quizzes, group discussions, role-playing, lectures, realistic videos of accident and driving situations.

* 34 Hours In-car Instruction

  • 7 hours driving and 7 hours observation
  • Parent or guardian is responsible for 20 hours of instruction.  10 hours of the behind-the-wheel instruction must be during the day and the additional 10 hours must be at night.
  • The in-car training is scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Click here to see the CE Schedule for more info.

Please review the Policies Below and fill out the Cell Phone & Dress Code form.

DPS Code

Driver's Ed Cell Phone & Dress Code Policy

As of May 1, 2010, TEA (Texas Education Agency), increased the total hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction for 15-17 year old teens from 14 hours to 34 hours.  The parent or guardian is responsible for the additional 20 hours of instruction.  10 hours of the behind-the-wheel instruction must be during the day and the additional 10 hours must be at night.    DPS will verify the driving log when the teen goes to test for their driver’s license. 

Driver's Ed Parent Log Guide

Driver's Ed Parent Log

As of March 1, 2010, TEA (Texas Education Agency), mandated that any driver license applicant between the age of 18 and 25 must take a six-hour driver education course.  Individuals must take this 6 hour course to submit for a driver’s license. 

More information may be found at www.txdps.state.tx.us

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