Develop confidence and skill as a new driver through discussions of driving related topics such as orientation to the vehicle, traffic laws, street driving, and vehicle efficiency. This course is designed to meet the requirements for driver education instruction as defined by the Alabama Department of Education. The course combines classroom instruction with small group driving experience in an attempt to prepare students for the driver's test and the road ahead. Parents are encouraged to attend the first class meeting for a brief overview of the course. Students must be at least 15 and have a valid learner's permit. For specific drive times and dates, please call our office at (334) 844-3100.
Schedule: Please note all times listed are Central Standard Time.
MANDATORY CLASSROOM SESSIONS (1) - will be held during the following dates and times:
Wednesday, November 8th from 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Students must be available to drive at an assigned time on ANY of the days listed and students must drive a minimum of two times to complete the program and receive the certificate. The schedule for driving times will be based, to the extent possible, on each individual's availability. Students must have flexibility in scheduling. A 3rd driving time may be offered by the instructor at the instructor's discretion for a student who needs more practice.
Saturday, November 11th 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 12th 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
There will be two blocks of outside research projects due by the end of the course. All assignments must be completed during the course session for which they are registered. Parents are encouraged to attend the first class meeting when the instructor will go over the driving times and will hand out Hold Harmless forms. (Parents are not required to stay for the whole session.)
OD Smith Hall Room 328
135 South College Street
Auburn University Campus
Auburn, AL 36849
Location & Directions:
The conference room (Room 328) in O.D. Smith Hall (135 South College Street) is located on the third floor. Everyone must enter the back door and walk up one half flight of steps to get the elevator to the third floor, or you can walk all the way. Parking is available in the lot behind O.D. Smith Hall that you enter from Thach Avenue, right behind the University Chapel. If you are entering O. D. Smith Hall from South College Street, enter the building through the door located at the top of the handicapped access ramp. Turn right and go down the hall to take the elevator to the third floor. Exit the elevator and take a right. Room 328 (conference room) will be at the end of the hall.
You can locate the classroom on the campus map here https://cws.auburn.edu/map Type in Smith Hall, OD.
Instructions about Parking for class will be provided in the course start reminder that goes out 2-3 days prior to class start date.
Hold Harmless Forms:
All participants will be required to sign a hold harmless from before the driving portion of class
Withdrawals & Refunds:
If you are unable to attend a course for which you have registered, we ask that you notify the Office of Professional & Continuing Education (fax, or in writing/email) no later than three business days prior to the beginning of the course. A full refund minus a $20 administrative charge, is given when cancellation is made three business days prior to the first scheduled session; no refund thereafter.
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