Welcome to the driving school at HCC. HCC's Driver Education Program is licensed and certified by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) to provide you or your teenager training under the state Graduated Driver Licensing Law. Experienced instructors licensed by the MVA and vehicles modified for training help the new or inexperienced driver learn the state requirements for becoming a safe driver.
What you need to know
Driver Education includes 30 hours of classroom training, six hours of behind-the-wheel driving, and is required by the state of Maryland for all Maryland drivers obtaining their first license.
The classroom instruction will include discussion of space management, basic maneuvering, reducing risks, and personal factors influencing operator performance and collision avoidance.
Student driving sessions are scheduled one-on-one and include basic car control, parallel parking, and a variety of roadways.
Each Driver Education class will include a three-hour orientation and will acquaint students with the school's requirements and components of the Maryland's Graduated Driver Licensing Law. Attendance at the three-hour orientation is strongly encouraged for parents and/or mentors, but is mandatory for students. If a student misses his or her Driver Education Orientation, he or she can not continue in that particular session and must sign up for another driver education course per Maryland MVA policy.
Students should bring their learner's permit to their Driver Education Orientation. A learner's permit is a State of Maryland requirement to complete the entire driver education course. Students without a valid learner's permit will not be allowed to participate in the student driving sessions. For more information on obtaining a learner’s permit, the MVA has established an online document guide to assist customers in determining what documents they need to provide in support of the more common licensing functions. You can access the guide at http://mvadocumentguide.mva.maryland.gov.
- Driver education classes are available at HCC's main campus and at HCC's Valley Mall Center.