Year-Round Driver Education Classes

  • Serves students ages 15 and older, including adults
  • 30+ hours of classroom instruction
  • 12 hours of in-car training
    • 6 hours of driving
    • 6 hours of observation
  • Textbooks and reference materials
  • ODOT certified instructors
  • Meets Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) requirements
  • The DMV drive test may be waived for students ages 15-17 who successfully pass the course

Class Dates

Fall Term 2016 - No longer accepting applications
September 19th - November 15th

First class is mandatory

  • Chemeketa Salem Campus: Monday/Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pm
    full and accepting alternates
  • Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Campus: Monday/Wednesday 6-8 pm
    full and accepting alternates
  • Chemeketa Eola Campus (West Salem): Tuesday/Thursday 6-8 pm
  • Dallas High School: Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Silverton High School: Tuesday/Thursday 6-8 pm
    limited space available
  • Sprague Salem High School: Monday/Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pm

Behind-the-wheel hours are scheduled outside the classroom times and may take 1-2 weeks past the last class to complete.


Winter term schedule will be available end of September



  • $500 for students who are 18 (or turn 18 during the course) or older, any student with out of state learners permit, or any student with a driver license.


  • $280 for students under 18 (and do not turn 18 during the course) who have only a Oregon learner's permit. (Cost reflects ODOT discount)
  • $205 for students under 18 who qualify for Oregon's low/no income subsidy program (Cost reflects Oregon low/no income subsidy discount)
  • Low/No Income Subsidy Program
    Oregon offers a $75 discount for students who qualify for SNAP, TANF or free and reduced lunch programs lowering the cost to $205 as shown above. To qualify for this discount, please submit an eligibility letter from SNAP, TANF or your school district. Home school students can qualify through the school district they are in.

    (This benefit applies only to students ages 15-17 without a license.)

How to Apply

Class enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. All classes must have at least 10 students to run a class.

  1. Download and complete the driver education application form
    (please check back at the end of September for winter form)
  2. Mail or fax the completed enrollment application, payment and a photocopy of the student's instruction permit or driver license (front side only)

Payment accepted in the form of –

  • Money Order
  • Check
  • VISA, Master Card, American Express, Discover

    To pay via credit or debit card, please call the Driver Education office at 503.584.7541. Card payments can be made after the application has been submitted.

Mail to:

Chemeketa Community College
Attn.: Driver Education Program
306 NE Norton Lane
McMinnville, OR 97128

Fax: 503.399.5262

Required Driver Education Orientation

A required Driver Education parent/student orientation will be held the first hour of the first day of class; parents are required to attend this orientation for students under the age of 18. The first class meeting is mandatory for all students registered in the class.

Contact Us

Amanda Beckner
Phone: 503.584.7541
Fax: 503.399.5262