Driver's Education

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Driver Education Theory

Continuing Education

30 hours | Required Course

Driver Ed Behind-the-Wheel

Continuing Education

12 hours | Required Course 
(6 hours driving/6 hours observation)

Multiple school districts served

Learn to be a safe and responsible driver. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is pleased to offer Driver Education to school districts within our region on a contracted basis. 


Now online! Driver's Education Theory class

The online driver education course is for Wisconsin residents only who are age 15 and older. This course is offered through WITC's Blackboard online learning environment. Instructions for accessing Blackboard will be sent via email after registration is complete.

Students under the age of 17 must register for the online course by calling the WITC Driver Education office at 715.234.7082, ext. 5777. Students 17-18 years old can either register via phone or through the online driver's education class link below.

Online Driver's Education Course

 

 

Driver's Education Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I receive driver’s education information?
    • Submit contact information by:
      • Submitting the information through our online form
      • Call 800.243.9482, extension 5777
  •  How old do students have to be to take driver education?
    • Age requirements for each class are:
      • Theory classroom – student must be 15 years old or older (or turn 15 during the class)
      • Behind-the-Wheel – student must be 15½ years old or older (and successfully completed theory class)
  • How much does it cost?
    • The cost of each class is:
      • Theory classroom - $110
      • Theory online - $120
      • Behind-the-Wheel - $240
  •  Where are the classes held?
    • Classes are held at the school district high school
  • How do students get their permit?
    • There are several steps/requirements:
      • Students must be 15½ years old or older, have completed their theory class and are scheduled to start behind-the-wheel training within 60 days of the date they wish to obtain their permit.
      • Behind-the-wheel fee of $240 must be paid to WITC before the MV3001 form will be released to the student.
      • An original MV3001 form signed and dated by the Traffic Safety Manager showing successful completion of theory. (students take their knowledge and highway sign test in class).
      • A certified copy of son/daughter’s birth certificate or passport
      • Son/Daughter’s Social security card (or know the social security number)
      • Parent/guardian must accompany son/daughter and sign the permit application
      • Pay the DMV permit fee
  • How many hours is the theory class?
    • Theory class is 30 hours. Students may only miss one session and must attend the make-up session (if offered). If no make-up session is offered, students cannot miss any sessions. Students missing two or more classes will be dropped from the class with no refund.
  • How many hours do students have to drive with an instructor? What if I miss my drive time?
    • Please note these important requirements for behind-the-wheel drive times:
      • Students are required to drive 6 hours and observe 6 hours with an instructor.
      • Each student is paired with another student at all times to allow one student to drive an hour and the other to observe before switching and doing the same with the other student.
      • If a student misses a scheduled drive time without notifying the instructor prior to the drive time, an additional $50 fee will be assessed to the student. This fee must be paid before WITC will report the student’s behind-the-wheel completion to the DMV.
      • If a student needs to postpone or cancel their entire driving schedule, student must give WITC at least a 4-week notice. If student does not adhere to the 4-week notification requirement, a $50 rescheduling fee will be charged and must be paid before WITC will submit your child’s completion information electronically to the DMV.
  • How do students sign up for driving times?
    • WITC has a master schedule for each instructor with several driving schedules. On one of the last days of the theory class, staff from WITC will come to class to schedule and register students for their driving times. Letters and registration forms will be mailed to the parents prior to this date notifying them when staff from WITC will be available to schedule and register students in person at the high school.
    • If unable to schedule and register in person at the high school, contact WITC at 800.243.9482, extension 5777.
  • How many hours do parents/guardians have to drive with their son/daughter?
    • Parent requirements include:
      • Parents are required to drive at least 30 hours, with at least 10 hours at night. The more time a student is able to drive, the better prepared they will be for their road test and future driving experience.
      • Parents are also required to keep track of this time in a Driving Log, which can be found in the Wisconsin Motorist Handbook or kept on a separate sheet of paper.
  • How do students get their driver’s license?
    • There are several steps to obtain a license:
      • Students must be at least 16 years old with no suspensions or revocations on their permit.
      • Students must have held their permit for at least six months.
      • Successfully completed the driver education theory classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction (6 hours of driving and 6 hours of observation).
      • Driver’s education completion submitted electronically by WITC to the DMV. Completions will not be submitted until all outstanding fees on the student’s account are paid.
      • A road test appointment scheduled through the DOT website: www.dot.wisconsin.gov
      • Permit and sponsor (parent/guardian)
      • Pass the required driver license test
      • Pay required DMV fee

About the Courses

In Driver's Education, you will learn the basic rules of the road, how to control and operate a motor vehicle, emergency preparedness, sign identification and motor vehicle laws. 

  • Driver Education Theory (30 classroom hours):  You will gain awareness of the driving task and the responsibilities that accompany it. You will demonstrate knowledge of traffic laws and regulations that help provide safe and efficient patterns, and  learn what impact natural forces and conditions have concerning driving. Learn to identify hazardous conditions and react appropriately to avoid or minimize problems. You’ll also develop an attitude of safe, courteous and defensive driving.
    • In person classroom instruction is offered at the high schools listed below who have contracted with WITC to provide this service. You must be 15 years of age or older and enrolled as a student of that high school, or live within the district, if home-schooled.
    • Online Theory class is available to any Wisconsin resident, 15 years of age or older, regardless of what location or school district you live in. 
  • Driver Education Behind-the-Wheel (6 hours of driving and 6 hours of observation): You will put Driver Education Theory into practice with behind-the-wheel instruction and observation of fellow drivers in a driver's ed vehicle with a certified instructor. Perform driving tasks and demonstrate the responsibilities that accompany them. You’ll learn to obey traffic laws and regulations and develop safe and efficient driving patterns, as well as practice safe, courteous, and defensive driving techniques.
    • ​​​​​​​Behind-the-Wheel is only offered at the high schools. Students are picked up int he Driver's Ed vehicle at the high school.

Helpful Links

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Information on how and where to get your permit, schedule and take the road test and more.

WITC Driver's Education Student Contact Form
Complete this form to be added to our mailing/contact list

School Districts Served:

  • Birchwood
    • Theory class fee: $110
      • Class Details: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays (5p - 8p) Class #64635
        Class Dates: 10/21, 10/22, 10/24, 10/28, 10/29, 10/31, 11/7, 11/11, 11/12, 11/14, 2019
        (No Class: 11/4 and 11/5) One Make-up Session: Monday, November 18
         
      • PARENTS Please Note: The make-up session is only required for students who have missed one excused session. Students who miss 2 or more sessions will be dropped out of the class with no refund.
  • Cameron
    • Cameron upcoming class schedule
      Theory class fee: $110
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Thursdays (8a - 11a) Class #40567 - CLASS IS FULL
        Class Dates: 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/24, 6/25, 2019
        One Make – up session Wednesday, June 26. (This is only required for students that have missed one excused session.)

         
      • PARENTS Please Note: The make-up session is only required for students who have missed one excused session. Students who miss 2 or more sessions will be dropped out of the class with no refund.
  • Chetek-Weyerhaeuser
    • Chetek-Weyerhaeuser upcoming class schedule
      Theory class fee: $110
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Fridays (5p - 8p) Class #40566
        Class Dates: 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 6/24, 6/25, 6/26, 6/27, 6/28, 2019
        One Make-up session: TBD
         
      • PARENTS Please Note: The make-up session is only required for students who have missed one excused session. Students who miss 2 or more sessions will be dropped out of the class with no refund.
  • Clear Lake
    • Clear Lake upcoming class schedule
      Theory class fee: $110
      • Class Details: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays (5p - 8p) Class #64633
        Class Dates: 10/21, 10/22, 10/24, 10/28, 10/29, 10/31, 11/7, 11/11, 11/12, 11/14, 2019
        (No Class: 11/4 and 11/5) One Make-up Session: Monday, November 18
         
      • PARENTS Please Note: The make-up session is only required for students who have missed one excused session. Students who miss 2 or more sessions will be dropped out of the class with no refund.
  • Cumberland
    • Cumberland upcoming class schedule
      Theory class fee: $110
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Thursdays (12:15p - 3:15p) Class #40562
        Class Dates: 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/24, 6/25, 2019
        One Make-up session: Wednesday, June 26 
         
      • Class Details: Mondays and Wednesdays (3p - 6p) Class #64539
        Class Dates: 10/21, 10/23, 10/28, 10/30, 11/4, 11/6, 11/11, 11/13, 11/18, 11/20, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Thursday, November 21
         
      • PARENTS Please Note: The make-up session is only required for students who have missed one excused session. Students who miss 2 or more sessions will be dropped out of the class with no refund.
  • Hudson
    • Hudson upcoming class schedule
      Theory class fee: $110
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Fridays (9a - 12p) Class #40496 - CLASS IS FULL
        Class Dates: 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 6/24, 6/25, 6/26, 6/27, 6/28, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Monday, July 1
         
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Fridays (12:30p - 3:30p) Class #40497
        Class Dates: 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 6/24, 6/25, 6/26, 6/27, 6/28, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Monday, July 1
         
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Fridays (9a - 12p) Class #40498
        Class Dates: 7/8, 7/9, 7/10, 7/11, 7/12, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Monday, July 22
         
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Fridays (12:30p - 3:30p) Class #40499
        Class Dates: 7/8, 7/9, 7/10, 7/11, 7/12, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Monday, July 22
         
      • Class Details: Mondays and Thursdays (3:20p - 6:20p) Class #64180
        Class Dates: 9/19, 9/23, 9/26, 9/30, 10/3, 10/10, 10/14, 10/21, 10/24, 10/28, 2019
        (No Class: 10/7 and 10/17) One Make-up Session: Thursday, October 30
         
      • Class Details: Tuesdays and Thursdays (3:20p - 6:20p) Class #64181
        Class Dates: 11/5, 11/7, 11/12, 11/14, 11/19, 11/21, 12/3, 12/5, 12/10, 12/12, 2019
        (No Class: Week of Thanksgiving) One Make-up Session: Tuesday, December 17
         
      • PARENTS Please Note: The make-up session is only required for students who have missed one excused session. Students who miss 2 or more sessions will be dropped out of the class with no refund.
  • New Richmond

    • New Richmond upcoming class schedule
      Theory class fee: $110

      • Class Details: Mondays thru Thursdays (9a - 12p) Class #40517
        Class Dates: 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/24, 6/25, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Wednesday, June 26
         

      • Class Details: Mondays thru Thursdays (12:30p - 3:30p) Class #40518
        Class Dates: 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/24, 6/25, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Wednesday, June 26
         

      • Class Details: Mondays thru Thursdays (9a - 12p) Class #40519
        Class Dates: 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/12, 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, 8/19, 8/20, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Wednesday, August 21
         

      • Class Details: Mondays thru Thursdays (12:30p - 3:30p) Class #40520
        Class Dates: 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/12, 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, 8/19, 8/20, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Wednesday, August 21

      • Class Details: Mondays and Thursdays (3:15p - 6:15p) Class #63953
        Class Dates: 9/9, 9/12, 9/16, 9/19, 9/26, 9/30, 10/3, 10/14, 10/22, 10/28, 2019
        (No Class: 9/23, 10/7, 10/10, 10/17, 10/21, 10/24) One Make-up Session: Thursday, October 31

      • Class Details: Mondays and Thursdays (3:15p - 6:15p) Class #63954
        Class Dates: 11/4, 11/7, 11/11, 11/14, 11/21, 12/2, 12/5, 12/9, 12/12, 12/16, 2019
        (No Class: 11/18, 11/25, 11/28) One Make-up Session: Thursday, December 19

      • PARENTS Please Note: The make-up session is only required for students who have missed one excused session. Students who miss 2 or more sessions will be dropped out of the class with no refund.
  • Prairie Farm
    • Prairie Farm upcoming class schedule
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Fridays (8a - 10a) Class #40515
        Class Dates: 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 6/24, 6/25, 6/26, 6/27, 6/28, 2019.
         
  • Rice Lake
    • Rice Lake upcoming class schedule
      Theory class fee: $110
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Friday (8a - 11a) Class #40507
        Class Dates: 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 2019
        One Make-up Session: TBD
        *** Due to Makeup Day for school - No class 6/10 and classes on 6/12, 6/13, 6/14 will run from 8a - 12p
         
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Friday (8a - 11a) Class #40513
        Class Dates: 8/14, 8/15, 8/16, 8/19, 8/20, 8/21, 8/22, 8/23, 8/26, 8/27, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Wednesday, August 28
         
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Friday (11:15p - 2:15p) Class #40514
        Class Dates: 8/14, 8/15, 8/16, 8/19, 8/20, 8/21, 8/22, 8/23, 8/26, 8/27, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Wednesday, August 28
         
      • Class Details: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (3:30p - 6:30p) Class #64774
        Class Dates: 10/7, 10/8, 10/10, 10/14, 10/15, 10/17, 10/21, 10/22, 10/24, 10/28, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Tuesday, October 29
         
      • Class Details: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (3:30p - 6:30p) Class #64776
        Class Dates: 11/18, 11/19, 11/21, 12/2, 12/3, 12/5, 12/9, 12/12, 12/16, 12/17, 2019
        (No Class: Week of Thanksgiving and 12/10) One Make-up Session: Thursday, December 19
         
      • PARENTS Please Note: The make-up session is only required for students who have missed one excused session. Students who miss 2 or more sessions will be dropped out of the class with no refund.
  • Spooner
    • Spooner upcoming class schedule
      Theory class fee: $110
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Thursdays (8a - 11a) Class #40506
        Class Dates: 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/24, 6/25, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Wednesday, June 26
         
      • Class Details: Mondays and Thursdays (3:30p - 6:30p) Class #64237
        Class Dates: 10/14, 10/17, 10/21, 10/24, 10/28, 10/31, 11/7, 11/11, 11/14, 11/18, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Thursday, November 21
         
      • PARENTS Please Note: The make-up session is only required for students who have missed one excused session. Students who miss 2 or more sessions will be dropped out of the class with no refund. 
  • St. Croix Central
    • St. Croix Central upcoming class schedule
      Theory class fee $110
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Thursdays (8:30a - 11:30a) Class #40500
        Class Dates: 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/24, 6/25, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Wednesday, June 26
         
      • Class Details: Mondays thru Thursdays (11a - 2p) Class #40501
        Class Dates: 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/12, 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, 8/19, 8/20, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Wednesday, August 21
         
      • Class Details: Mondays and Wednesdays (5:30p - 8:30p) Class #64328
        Class Dates: 10/14, 10/16, 10/21, 10/23, 10/28, 10/30, 11/4, 11/6, 11/11, 11/13, 2019
        One Make-up Session: Monday, November 18
         
      • PARENTS Please Note: The make-up session is only required for students who have missed one excused session. Students who miss 2 or more sessions will be dropped out of the class with no refund.
  • Winter
    • Winter upcoming class schedule
      Theory class fee: $110
      • Class Details: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays (5p - 8p) Class #64632
        Class Dates: 10/21, 10/22, 10/24, 10/28, 10/29, 10/31, 11/7, 11/11, 11/12, 11/14, 2019
        (No Class: 11/4 and 11/5) One Make-up Session: Monday, November 18
         
      • PARENTS Please Note: The make-up session is only required for students who have missed one excused session. Students who miss 2 or more sessions will be dropped out of the class with no refund.

 


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