January 12, 2005

WNCC Continues Popular Driver Training Class

Western Nevada Community College is again offering its popular Driver Training Program with a 30-hour course on four Saturdays in January and February. The classes are on January 22 and 29 and February 5 and 12, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Carson City campus.

WNCC's Driver Training Program meets the training requirements to obtain a Nevada driver's license. The classroom course uses lectures, videos and interactive CD's and a driving simulator to cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, and driving maneuvers in various environments and situations. The instructor will also discuss the added challenges of inexperience and youthful attitudes. Class discussions include peer pressure and high-risk activities. Guest speakers will bring a wealth of knowledge in the areas of traffic safety and enforcement and insurance.

Injuries from teenage motor vehicle accidents are by far the leading public health problem for young people in the United States. In 2000, 40 percent of all deaths of 16-19 year-olds were related to motor vehicles. Nearly 6,000 teenagers died in motor vehicle accidents in 2002.

In addition to the classroom course, the college now offers a correspondence course. Students can register for the correspondence course at any time. Both non-credit courses are open to students ages 15 and over. The fee for the 30-hour course is $95, and the correspondence class is $100.

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198
E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu

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