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Driver's Education

Driver's Education provides a student driver the skills and mental attitudes to become the most competent, skillful, responsible driver possible. In addition, this serves as a base for parents to continue the instruction and supervision of their young driver in developing the expertise needed to be a safe driver.

We offer five-day courses, Monday-Friday and four-day weekend courses, Saturday-Sunday for 2 weekends. This course delivers classroom instruction, in-car observation with other students and the course instructor, and actual behind-the-wheel driving practice.

Classroom and driving instruction will occur at the MCC-Blue River East campus located at 21227 E. 78 Hwy., Independence, MO.

Enrollment Information

If you are enrolling more than one student, each student must be enrolled separately. In addition, students must have their learners permit before the beginning of class and be between the ages of 15 and 18.

Enroll in a driver's education course


  • Students must be 15, 16 or 17 years of age at the start of the course and have their driver's permit with them at all times while in the course.  A student who forgets his or her permit will not be allowed to drive.
  • Open toe shoes or sandals are prohibited on this course.
  • May not operate vehicles if they are taking medication prohibiting operation of heavy equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What age do you have to be to take this course?

Students must be be 15, 16 or 17 years old on or before the first day of the class..

Is a driving permit required?

Yes, all students must have a driving permit and carry it with them during the class. Students who forget their permit will not be allowed to drive that day.

How long is the course?


There are 18 hours of instruction spread over five days. The first day of the morning class is only two hours long (10 A.M. - noon) and each of the remaining four days is four hours long (8 A.M. – noon).


The first day of the afternoon class is only two hours long (noon - 2 P.M.) and each of the remaining four days is four hours long (noon - 4 P.M.).

How many students are allowed in each class?

A maximum of 12 students are allowed per class.

How much drive time does each student receive?

Driving time depends on class size. There will be a total of 12 hours on-the-track instruction.

What if a student misses his/her driving time?

Missed driving time will not be made up. Student may not be able to continue class depending on how much time is missed due to safety.

Where is MCC-Blue River East located?

21227 E 78 Highway, Independence, MO 64057

When and where do I drop off my student?


Students will be dropped off and picked up at the MCC-Blue River East campus entrance on the first day. Dropoff and pickup location may change depending on the instructor. Instructor may want to have students dropped off and picked up by the pavilion next to the building on some days but this will be communicated in advance.

Is there a footwear or dress code?

Yes. Students CANNOT wear sandals or flip-flops. Sneakers/tennis shoes are the preferred footwear.
Females should not wear skirts or dresses. Blue jeans or long shorts are the preferred dress for both male and female students.

For more information or questions, please call 816-604-5254 or email