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***COVID-19 Update- Our Classroom Driver Education classes are currently postponed. If you were already enrolled in our upcoming classes we have issued you a full refund.

  1. Behind-the-wheel classes are also currently postponed. If you have questions about your Behind-The-Wheel classes please call 760-231-1221. *** Please call 760-795-6825 for all other questions.

  2. Online Driver Education is a good option for those wanting to get started right away. However, please note that the DMV is currently only accepting very limited appointments for those who had scheduled appointments previously and some DMV branches are closed. All Behind the Wheel companies are currently closed also.

  4. Please check back to this website for updates.


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    PLEASE NOTE: T510 IS THE DRIVERS EDUCATION OFFICE WHERE YOU CAN REGISTER OR GET YOUR PERMIT SIGNED by appointment only. Please see schedule for Driver Education classroom numbers.

    The best in North County! To get your California driver’s license, there are two requirements if you are under 18 years of age:

    • Classroom Drivers Education and
    • Behind-the-Wheel Drivers Training

    MiraCosta College offers both! Students must be 15 years old to enroll in both programs and 15 1/2 to participate in the Behind-the-Wheel Drivers Training.

    MiraCosta Drivers Education MiraCosta Drivers Education Classroom

    Contact Information

    Drivers Education MiraCosta College
    One Barnard Drive
    Oceanside, CA 92056
    Building T510 (Parking lot 5A)
    P 760.795.6825 or 760.795.6820 for Classroom Drivers Education or Package Deal Information
    P 760.231.1221 or 858-883-2843 for Behind-the-Wheel scheduling or re-scheduling

    Classroom Drivers Education - $95

    One of the only in-class drivers education programs left in North County! Certificated instructors interact with students, using guest speakers and contemporary audio/visual aids. Our program uses the brand new version of "License to Drive," including the textbook and videotapes.

    We truly believe that classroom drivers education is the most important class your child will ever take. Together we can make a difference in what they learn and how well they learn it. The experts will tell you that the biggest advantage of classroom drivers education is that students interact with other students and learn from a qualified professional and not a computer screen. It will also help when they take get their learners permit and take Behind-the-Wheel Drivers Training couse.

    Register Online for Classroom Drivers Education or call 760.795.6825

    Package Deal - Fee $380

    Sign up for both programs at the same time and pay $380. This is a $45 savings! Individually, Classroom Drivers Education is $95 and Behind-the-Wheel Drivers Training is $330. Does not apply to adults over 18. 
    Please note: (Package deal only applies to our six hour Behind-the-Wheel Drivers Training program.) 

    Behind-the-Wheel Drivers Training

    Six Hours of One-On-One Drivers Training - Fee: $330

    MiraCosta behind-the-wheel drivers training

    Call 760.231.1221or 858-883-2843 to register for Behind-the-Wheel Drivers Training

    • Convenient after school, evening, and weekend times available.
    • Behind-the-Wheel Drivers Training sessions meet at Carlsbad High School, El Camino High School, Rancho Buena Vista High School, La Costa Canyon High School, Sage Creek High School, MiraCosta College Oceanside Campus, and MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus. Call to register!
    • Students receive six hours of one-on-one driver training with a certified instructor.
    • Licensed professional and reliable instructors.
    • Satisfies all DMV and Department of Education license requirements.

    Online Drivers Education - Fee $30

    California DMV approved. Package deal does not apply to online drivers education class. Register now. New 2 for 1 Special!!! Enroll in our Online Drivers Education and attend the Classroom Drivers Education classes for free! Call for details: 760-795-6825. Once you have completed your Online Drivers Education course and received your Certificate of Completion, you can get your learner's permit at the DMV. After you pass your learner's permit test at the DMV, you will be able to register and receive driving dates for your Behind-the-Wheel training by calling 760-231-1221.

    Important Information for Parents and Teens

    Quotes from Our Customers

    "The MiraCosta College Drivers Training Program taught our son what it means to be a safe and responsible driver. Our eldest son also went through the program and has been driving safely for the past six years. MiraCosta does a great job!"
    – Harold and Barbara Miller, Oceanside

    "I wanted to express how grateful I am to be one of the students of Mr. Joe S. He is the best driving instructor with his whole heart dedication to his career. I learned how to be a good driver and respect the rights of other people on the road. He is doing an outstanding job and deserves to be recognized. Thank you for being part of his career."

    - Ronalia, Oceanside