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Experience driver training like no other and raise your skills to a higher level. Whether you are new to the road or a seasoned driver, driver education classes are beneficial to improve your vehicle handling skills.

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By the time you leave this class you will improve your driving abilities and have a greater understanding of vehicle handling and gain the experience to prevent, detect, and correct loss of vehicle traction. Whether you are new to the road or a veteran driver, this defensive driving course will give you the skills to handle a vehicle in adverse conditions like hydroplaning or hitting a patch of black ice. You will gain the skills to drive in all types of road conditions using the Skid Monster, a specially equipped vehicle that simulates adverse driving conditions at highway road speeds up to 60 mph. Law enforcement and other public safety personnel use the same simulators in car handling trainings. Note: You must have a valid driver’s license. If under 18 years of age you must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver. View the Skid Monster in action during a Smart Driving: Defensive Driving class.

Start date: 09/17/16

End date: 09/17/16

Tuition: $89.00

More information online at:  Skid Monster YouTube Video



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By the time you leave this class you will improve your driving abilities and have a greater understanding of vehicle handling and gain the experience to prevent, detect, and correct loss of vehicle traction. Whether you are new to the road or a veteran driver, this defensive driving course will give you the skills to handle a vehicle in adverse conditions like hydroplaning or hitting a patch of black ice. You will gain the skills to drive in all types of road conditions using the Skid Monster, a specially equipped vehicle that simulates adverse driving conditions at highway road speeds up to 60 mph. Law enforcement and other public safety personnel use the same simulators in car handling trainings. Note: You must have a valid driver’s license. If under 18 years of age you must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver. View the Skid Monster in action during a Smart Driving: Defensive Driving class.

Start date: 09/24/16

End date: 09/24/16

Tuition: $89.00

More information online at:  Skid Monster YouTube Video



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Gain the understanding and skills to become a safe and responsible moped driver in just six hours of classroom instruction. Classroom instruction includes operator and moped preparation, basic control skills, safe riding practices, how to handle complex situations, and moped care. This course does not include hands-on moped instruction. This course meets Iowa Department of Transportation requirements to obtain a moped license at 14. All students must be at least 13-1/2 years of age to take this class. Registered person must be the class participant.  

Start date: 09/17/16

End date: 09/17/16

Tuition: $39.00



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Advanced school bus training will enhance your driving skills to the next level. Whether you are looking for a new occupation or want to experience the great feeling of helping people get to their desired destinations, this course is for you. Obtain the  skills to drive a bus in all types of situations in this new course offered by Hawkeye Community College with actual school buses provided by Hawkeye. During this course you will learn to drive a school bus in many rural and urban situations. You will learn to maneuver, the school bus around corners, over railroad tracks, through backing exercises, and many other real life experiences that occur while driving. You will complete this class with the confidence of driving a full length bus with hands-on-experiences under the direction of experienced bus drivers. Class will conclude with the confidence to pass DOT tests and obtain a bus driving position. This course is much more than your average training. You will actually be driving in various "real life situations." Note: You must have your school bus permit which will allow you to drive on the roadway, as well as your school bus and passenger DOT written tests. We also have school bus simulators to help train you in these scenarios.

Start date: 09/12/16

End date: 09/23/16

Tuition: $669.00

Call 319-277-2490 to register


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Advanced school bus training will enhance your driving skills to the next level. Whether you are looking for a new occupation or want to experience the great feeling of helping people get to their desired destinations, this course is for you. Obtain the  skills to drive a bus in all types of situations in this new course offered by Hawkeye Community College with actual school buses provided by Hawkeye. During this course you will learn to drive a school bus in many rural and urban situations. You will learn to maneuver, the school bus around corners, over railroad tracks, through backing exercises, and many other real life experiences that occur while driving. You will complete this class with the confidence of driving a full length bus with hands-on-experiences under the direction of experienced bus drivers. Class will conclude with the confidence to pass DOT tests and obtain a bus driving position. This course is much more than your average training. You will actually be driving in various "real life situations." Note: You must have your school bus permit which will allow you to drive on the roadway, as well as your school bus and passenger DOT written tests. We also have school bus simulators to help train you in these scenarios.

Start date: 10/10/16

End date: 10/21/16

Tuition: $669.00

Call 319-277-2490 to register


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Advanced school bus training will enhance your driving skills to the next level. Whether you are looking for a new occupation or want to experience the great feeling of helping people get to their desired destinations, this course is for you. Obtain the  skills to drive a bus in all types of situations in this new course offered by Hawkeye Community College with actual school buses provided by Hawkeye. During this course you will learn to drive a school bus in many rural and urban situations. You will learn to maneuver, the school bus around corners, over railroad tracks, through backing exercises, and many other real life experiences that occur while driving. You will complete this class with the confidence of driving a full length bus with hands-on-experiences under the direction of experienced bus drivers. Class will conclude with the confidence to pass DOT tests and obtain a bus driving position. This course is much more than your average training. You will actually be driving in various "real life situations." Note: You must have your school bus permit which will allow you to drive on the roadway, as well as your school bus and passenger DOT written tests. We also have school bus simulators to help train you in these scenarios.

Start date: 12/12/16

End date: 12/23/16

Tuition: $669.00

Call 319-277-2490 to register


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