Driver’s Education for Georgia Teenagers

Drivers ED

Learning to drive is a major milestone in a teenager’s life. It’s important for young or inexperienced drivers to learn safe driving techniques. There are four different ways Joshua’s Law can be satisfied for teenagers to meet the requirements for a Class D license. The program offered by South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) meets the option that includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 additional hours of drive time with an instructor. SGTC provides a (DDS approved) Driver’s Education program in cooperation with the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission (GDEC).

Step-by-step instructions on how to register for Driver’s Education classes:

Students ages 15-17 with a Georgia learner’s permit are encouraged to apply for the grant scholarship (value of $350.00).  Scholarships are not awarded by SGTC and therefore, SGTC will not be able to check the status of scholarship applications.  GDEC operates the scholarship program so any scholarship inquiries will need to be directed to GDEC.  Program eligibility information can be found by clicking here.

STEP 1:

READ all information below before choosing your preferred class.  Please see the class schedule below, along with the deadline dates for applying for scholarships.

STEP 2:

Click here to fill out the SGTC Registration Form. Students registering with a scholarship redemption code must present the code with a completed packet to confirm registration.  A completed packet must be received no later than one week in advance of the class start date.  The packet includes the completion of the online registration form and a clear copy of the student’s learner’s permit (emailed to: driversed@southgatech.edu), on the same day as the online registration form is  submitted.  If a redemption code isn’t provided on the online registration form, an email will be  sent as to where and when payment of $350.00 needs to be made.

STEP 3:

To apply for the grant scholarship, go to https://georgiadrivers.ga.gov.  Scholarship codes must be received before the class start date and entered on the online class registration form.  Scholarship applications are due by the 5th of each month with applicants notified of awards/denials via email by the 20th of each month.  Please refer to the Georgia Driver’s Education Grant Scholarship Program Eligibility Criteria for details and a list of approved training providers.

Driver’s Education Schedule 2018

Crisp Co. Center – October 6, 7, 13, 14 (apply for a scholarship by September 5)

Americus Campus – November 3, 4, 10, 11 (apply for a scholarship by October 5)

Crisp Co. Center – December 1, 2, 8, 9 (apply for a scholarship by November 5)

The 30-hour course meets over two consecutive weekends. 

Saturday classes are from 8:30 am – 5:15 pm & Sunday classes are from 12:45 pm – 8:15 pm.

The 6-hour behind the wheel drive time is scheduled separately from class time.

 

South Georgia Technical College reserves the right to cancel, postpone, limit enrollment, split or combine classes, and change instructors and class locations when necessary. For classes cancelled by South Georgia Technical College, registrants are given full refunds.

Services to Students with Disabilities:  South Georgia Technical College is committed to providing individuals with disabilities equal access to higher education. Any student in need of testing or classroom accommodations due to a documented disability should contact the Special Populations Coordinator for an appointment to discuss support services. Contact LaKenya Johnson by phone at (229) 931-2595 or by email at ljohnson@southgatech.edu.

South Georgia Technical College is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the SACS. A Unit of the Technical College System for Georgia, Equal Opportunity Institution.

The South Georgia Technical College Driver’s Education program is sponsored by the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission (GDEC).

Georgia Driver's Education Grant Scholarship Provider