Driver's Education at Kingwood College

Published on: March 05, 2007

Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for people between the ages of 16 and 21. Inexperience, distractions, peer pressure, speeding, alcohol and drugs are all key factors. The Lone Star College-Kingwood Driver Education program will give new student drivers the essential tools to make their driving habits a positive and influential experience.

Students will receive classroom instruction on how to take control of situations by taking responsibility for their own driving behavior and young drivers will develop effective strategies that will keep them safer on the road.

In addition, the driver education course will earn students a DPS approved Certificate of Completion which is required in order to obtain a Learner's Permit. Driver Education and Driver Training courses must be conducted as prescribed by the Department of Education and the Driver Education at Lone Star College-Kingwood consists of 32 hours of professional classroom instruction.

Classroom driver education is offered Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Lone Star College-Kingwood. The course costs $110 plus textbook. Longtime Kingwood resident and former driving school instructor, Marita Spanier, leads the class with over 20-years experience.

The next class begins March 19, 2007. It’s not too early to sign up. If you would like additional information about this program, visit kingwood.lonestar.edu/goto/ce or call 281-312-1660.

Lone Star College-Kingwood offers many opportunities for area “youth” to enjoy the college experience – whether it’s attaining dual credit at high school, the test preparation courses at Lone Star College-Kingwood or the summer youth program “Discovery College” held annually on campus.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1613 or visit our Web site at kingwood.lonestar.edu. For information on credit courses call 281-312-1613 and for Continuing Education call 281-312-1660.

The Lone Star College System is among the largest and fastest growing community college districts in Texas. It comprises Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Tomball, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College–CyFair, six satellite centers and The University Center. For more information about Lone Star College System and its programs, visit www.lonestar.edu or call 832-813-6500.