Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

STONE RIDGE – SUNY Ulster’s Continuing and Professional Education Department will offer several driving courses this fall.

These classes are open to the public and require pre-registration.

Course offerings include Driver Education, the 5-Hour Pre-licensing Class, a Defensive Driving Class, and Adult Driving Private Lessons.

  • The Driver Education class will be held at the following high schools:  Kingston, Rondout Valley, New Paltz, Wallkill, Highland, Onteora, Marlboro, and Saugerties. Class orientations take place during the week of Sept. 18, and class begins the following week.  In addition to the classroom, students are assigned a drive time which is determined at the orientation.
  • The 5-Hour Pre-licensing Class covers the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving perception and highlights defensive driving techniques. Upon completion, students will be issued a certificate required for taking the road test. The class meets the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles classroom requirement in driver safety education.  The course will be offered at the Kingston Center (KSU) on Saturday, September 16 and Saturday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The course fee is $45.
  • The Defensive Driving Class is designed to help prevent and avoid accidents through techniques developed by the National Safety Council and approved by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Participants in the 6-hour class can save 10 percent on their auto liability, no-fault, and collision insurance premiums for three years. Classes are scheduled for Saturday, September 9, at the Kingston Center, 94 Mary’s Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and at the Stone Ridge Campus on Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The course fee is $50.
  • The Adult Driver Training Class offers 10 private sessions for a fee of $569. Drivers can alternatively choose Adult Driver Class with 5 private sessions for a fee of $325.  Students have the option of being picked up at a location convenient to them.

For more information or to register, contact SUNY Ulster’s Continuing and Professional Education office at 845-339-2025 or visit www.sunyulster.edu/ce and register online.

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