Central Cambria

Driver Education

Online and Behind the Wheel

Training Course 



Designed to provide students with the basic knowledge

and practice necessary to operate an automobile

 in an easy to use and convenient online

and behind the wheel program.

Click the link below to download the registration form

CC Driver Education Brochure

Registered students may click the link below to access the on-line course

(Login/Password Required)



Program Advisor:

Mr. Andy Paronish

Assistant High School Principal

(814) 472-8860 ext. 203


Driving Instructor:

Mr. Ted Rakar

Driver Education Teacher

(814) 749-8421


Why should my child take driver education?

When a teen is learning to drive, they are forming habits that will likely last the rest of their life. While our vehicles are becoming much safer, auto accidents remain the #1 cause of accidental death in every age group. Driving a vehicle is hands down the most dangerous thing we perform on a daily basis. What a teenager learns now will dictate their risk level of a major accident for the rest of their life.


Why are most driver education courses online?

Taking the course online is interactive and includes visuals like animations, photos, interactive quizzes, and other aspects of learning that a classroom just can’t replicate. Online courses are much more engaging as compared to traditional textbooks, workbooks, or classroom lectures. Plus, students can always rewind and go back through areas they are struggling. Most importantly an online course allows students to set their own study pace and provides a flexible learning environment.

Course Introduction


Central Cambria’s driver education online training course is a two phase process. Phase I is a forty five hour online course that can be taken at the student’s own pace. Phase II takes place in the driver education car consisting of six hours of behind-the-wheel (BTW) training with a driving instructor.

During phase I, students must complete a thirteen unit online curriculum designed by the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA). ADTSEA’s curriculum is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge necessary to operate an automobile. It is an introduction to the highway transportation system, with emphasis on risk perception and management in the decision making process. It is designed to supplement phase II of this course.

Upon successful completion of phase I, students can begin phase II. In this phase, students will schedule six one hour behind-the-wheel (BTW) appointments with the school’s driving instructor. Flexible scheduling will be offered. All BTW instruction will be completed after school hours or during the months of summer break. After successful completion of both phases, students will earn a PDE approved driver education letter of completion.

This course does not provide the end - of - course skills test for permit drivers. To obtain a Pennsylvania junior driver’s license, students need to visit a driver license center to take the PA driver licensing road test.

Course Overview


        Open only to sophomores and juniors registered at CCSD


    Student Requirements:

        Prior to starting phase II (behind the wheel driving), students must have a valid PA learner’s permit or driver’s license. 


    Enrollment Fee:

        $75     (checks made out to “Central Cambria School District”)

Note: If a student fails to meet the course deadlines and is removed from the course, the student may re-register for a $20 fee



Students complete the course at their own pace, but must meet the following deadlines:

2017-18 School Year


2017-18 Online course is now open for enrollment!


The enrollment deadline for the 2017-18 school year is May 1st 2018.


(Students enrolling after May 1st 2018 will be registered for the 2018-19 school year.  2018-19 students may begin course work on June 15th 2018, however behind the wheel training will be not be available until the start of the 2018-19 school year.)


Students must finish Phase I (Online Training) by June 1st 2018


Students will have from Sep 11th 2017 untill Aug 15th 2018 to complete Phase II (Behind the Wheel Instruction) 

    Program Length:

        45 hours of online instruction (*)

        6 hours of BTW training (*)

                 *Meets requirement set by PDE Driver and Traffic Safety Education Program Guide.


    Course Administration:

Students are given a login and password to access the server and complete course at their own pace within the designated timelines.


The school’s certified driving instructor will monitor student progression and will be available to answer questions throughout the course.


Upon completion of Phase I, students will be offered a flexible driving schedule in order to schedule 6 one hour driving appointments with the school’s driving instructor.  Appointments will be reserved for two drivers at a time, utilizing a two hour block of instruction.


An official letter of course completion is issued by the district for students completing both phases of the course for a possible insurance discount.


This course does not provide the end - of - course skills test for permit drivers. To obtain a Pennsylvania junior driver’s license, students need to visit a driver license center to take the PA driver licensing road test.