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Driver Education

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Driving is an important life skill. It boosts your confidence and gives you independence. When you begin a career, getting yourself to work safely and on time is vital to your success. At Hocking College, we're committed to our students and the skills they need to be successful. In January 2021, we began offering Driver's Education for Hocking College Students and teens and adults in the community.

About Hocking College Driver Education

Hocking College is a licensed driver training enterprise through the Ohio Department of Public Safety, offering Class D-license driver training for teens and adults alike! Both class and driving training hours are included in the prices listed below.

Teen Classes: Teen classes include 24 hours of classroom training and 8 hours of behind the wheel (32 total hours) to meet the State of Ohio’s guidelines. You have 6 months from the first day of class to complete your classroom and behind the wheel training. Teens must hold their permits 6 months AND be 16 years of age, complete 50 hours of family driving, 40 during the day, and 10 at night, successfully receive 75% or higher on the state teen exam.

Teen and Adult Being the Wheel Only: We do offer the required hours of behind the wheel instruction for teen and adult students that have completed an approved online course.

Adult Abbreviated Class: Adult classes include 4 hours of classroom training and 4 hours of behind the wheel (8 total hours) to meet the needs of adult drivers that have been unsuccessful in their first exam attempt at the BMV. After April 12, 2021, if an adult has attempted their first driving exam at the BMV, and has been unsuccessful, they may present a successful teen certificate from an Ohio Dept. of Public Safety-Driver Training approved provider for a teen class taken in the past year, and be waived of their requirement to take the Abbreviated Adult Class and the behind the wheel.

Students in the teen and Abbreviated Adult classes learn every aspect of safe driving topics including:

  • The System and You
  • Vehicle Familiarization
  • Basic Control Tasks
  • Traffic control Devices and Laws
  • Strategies for Different Environments
  • Natural Laws Affecting Vehicles
  • Handling Emergencies
  • Operating in Adverse Conditions
  • Driver Fitness
  • Owning and Maintaining a Car

New classes begin every month!

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Inclement Weather

The Driver Education Program trains during inclement weather except when the Athens County Sheriff's Office issues a Level 3 Snow Emergency. If there is inclement weather, we error on the side of caution and use altered routes. It's also your choice to train during winter weather. Contact us if you have questions at 740-753-7183 or cunninghama37883@hocking.edu.

Cleaning Procedure

  • Vehicles are sanitized after each drive, including keys, steering wheel, door handles, seatbelt, gear shift, knobs, signals, and emergency brake.


For more information or to sign up for the course, please contact

Ann Cunningham
phone: 740-753-7183
email: cunninghama37883@hocking.edu

View Upcoming Course Schedule

Class Options


Daytime and early evening classes offered quarterly. 24 hours of classroom, 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.


Abbreviated Adults

Daytime and early evening classes offered as needed. 4 hours of classroom, 4 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.


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$90 /mo


Behind-the-wheel ONLY


Online Teen Student behind-the-wheel ONLY

8 hour package


Adult behind-the-wheel ONLY

8 hour package


Use of Hocking College DE car with instructor for state exam

*Athens Exam Station


Check Rides

Post-medical/pre-exam competency 


Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Hocking College also offers a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Certificate program. Driver training is offered in a variety of course models to fit any timeline. Tuition fees for the CDL program includes DOT physical, CDL permit, CDL test, and license fee.

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