Driver’s Education

Learning to drive is a major milestone in a teenager’s life. It’s important for young or inexperienced drivers to learn safe driving techniques. There are four different ways Joshua’s Law can be satisfied for teenagers to meet the requirements for a Class D license. The program offered by Oconee Fall Line Technical College meets the option that includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of drive behind the wheel time with an instructor. Most insurance companies also give a reduction (10%) on insurance premiums upon successful completion. OFTC provides a (DDS approved) Driver’s Educational program in cooperation with the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission (GDEC).

Driver’s Education classes are currently being taught (1) face to face on an OFTC campus and (2) through a live virtual online classroom. This course is developed using the curriculum from the current in-person class and satisfies the requirements of Drivers Education training by the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission. Online courses will be offered in a hybrid model of self-guided online curriculum review as well as live, interactive training with a certified Driver’s Education instructor.

Course Requirements

  • Participants must be between 15 and 17 years of age and possess a Learner’s Permit.
  • Students must also complete all six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel driving.
  • For those students taking the online course:
    • Participants must actively participate in all online classes as scheduled for the full class periods.
    • Each student must have access to a computer with camera and microphone.
    • Each student must have a google mail account (gmail) in order to participate.
    • Students will be required to complete coursework on their own as assigned by the instructor prior to the scheduled interactive sessions. Instructions will be clearly given to students upon registration.

Please contact Katrina Veal at klveal@oftc.edu if you have any questions about registration for the live online course and for additional information regarding the GDEC Scholarship.

Cost for the course is $350.00. Class sizes are limited, so hurry to register!

REFUND POLICY Students who officially withdraw from a course prior to the first instructional day of the class will receive a 100% refund of tuition. Students who withdraw from a course after the start of the first instructional day shall receive no refund of tuition. Refunds, when due, will be made by check to the address shown as the student’s official home of record within 30 days of the first day of class, or from the date the College cancels the class due to low enrollment. Students should notify their instructor to formally withdraw from a course prior to the first day of class..

NOTE: All scheduled classes have a minimum enrollment requirement of eight (8) students unless otherwise specified.

30-Hour Class Schedule Options

Class Dates 2020
Day Time Location Applications Accepted for Scholarships

Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3

Sat 9AM – 1PM Online Aug 3 – Aug 31

Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3

Sat 8AM – 4PM Sandersville Campus Aug 3 – Aug 31
*Note: Behind the Wheel Driving Time (6 total hours) is planned around student schedules and instructor availability after completion of the 30 hours of classroom training. Students must have learners permit prior to the class starting.

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Information for Students/Parents:

Beginning in January 2017, the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission began a new scholarship program in which students may apply online for a driver’s education grant scholarship.

How do I register?

  1. Apply Online for Student Scholarship from GDEC
  2. Click on Registration link, complete the form, and click the submit button.
  3. Submit a copy of your child’s learner’s permit to Katrina L. Veal at klveal@oftc.edu

You must complete all three steps to reserve a seat in the class you choose.

Upon award of scholarship, students will be provided with a redemption code and may choose a course provider from a list of authorized driver training schools to redeem the grant scholarship. Choose – Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC), an authorized training provider under the scholarship program, from the list.