Driver Education With Simulator Enhancement
Fanshawe College is one of only a few Driver Education training facilities - and the only one in the London area - to offer a novice driver training program with simulator enhancement.
Michael Harrison demonstrates the driving simulator
As part of the MTO-approved SafeStart program, the College will teach new drivers steering and handling techniques in a variety of highway, freeway, and city traffic scenarios before ever getting into a real car for their in-vehicle training. This allows new drivers in training to experience bad weather, road hazards, and many other driving challenges on the simulator before they get out in the real deal.
"A simulated environment is a much better place to have your first experience with a driving mistake or mechanical failure," says program consultant Michael Harrison, who oversees Transportation programs offered through Continuing Education at Fanshawe.
As added incentive, novice drivers don't even need a G1 licence to take the course. "They can get the in-class and simulator training done first," says Harrison. "When they're ready, they can get their G1 licence and then complete the in-car segment."
In effect, new drivers get the chance to make their mistakes and improve their habits in a risk-free setting. Once they've got a feel for how vehicles respond in a variety of situations they can apply those skills in an outdoor environment.
Until April 2010, Fanshawe will be offering the Driver's Ed courses at a rate of only $595. After April, the regular price of $695 takes effect.
Additionally, staff and children of staff (all currently employed), plus current full-time students, receive a $50 discount when registering for the course.
That means that right now, staff and children of staff can register for only $545 - a $150 dicount over the regular price!
Beginner Driver Ed - Car G Licence
(Safe Start Program)
Interactive Lecture: Using the Classroom Performance System (CPS) allows student interaction and direct involvement in the lesson. it also provides real time monitoring of student progress and comprehension.
State-of-the-art virtual simulation: simulation allows students to experience real-life situations they might never experience during in car training without ever coming into harm's way.
One-on-one in-car session: Students are never placed in a car with other students, ensuring hands-on individualized attention.
Note: students must register in both DRIV-9023 AND DRIV-9024 of the same session for the entire course.
Evening course times (Mon-Thu): Mon/Wed 6-8pm, Tue/Thu 6-9pm.
- 01LC Sat/Sun Apr10-Apr18Feb7 9am-1:30pm
- 02LC Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu Apr19-Apr29 6pm-9pm
- 03LC Sat/Sun May8-May16 9am-1:30pm
- 04LC Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu May10-May20 6pm-9pm
- 05LC Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu May31-Jun10 6pm-9pm
- 06LC Sat/Sun Jun5-Jun13 9am-1:30pm
- 07LC Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu Jul5-Jul15 6pm-9pm
- 08LC Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu Jul19-Jul29 6pm-9pm
- 09LC Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu Aug9-Aug19 6pm-9pm
- 10LC Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu Aug23-Sep2 6pm-9pm
To register, please visit the Office of the Registrar in room E1012. For more information, please contact Michael Harrison (519-452-4430 ext. 4685) in Continuing Education, room A1037, London campus.