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Personal Enrichment Courses

Motorcycle Safety Training

Motorcycle Safety TrainingWelcome to the Connecticut Motorcycle Rider Education Program at QVCC. Motorcycling is one of the most exciting forms of transportation. Part of the thrill of motorcycling is to know that you are totally responsible for every action taken, from timing each shift to keeping a keen eye out for other motorists.

To understand these responsibilities and get the most from your experiences, the Connecticut Basic Rider Course (BRC) is the place to start. This course offers expert instruction for both the beginner and experienced rider. Successful completion of this course fulfills the requirements of the State-approved novice rider course for licensing, leaving only the written test to be taken at the CT Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

The Basic Rider Course provides you with the mandatory eCourse,  an online e-learning course, classroom instruction, and on-cycle activities (Time Code A and B). E-learning (complete classroom portion online) and on-cycle activities option is also available (Time Code C). Motorcycles will be provided. Course confirmations and e-course links are sent by email. Fee: $220 non-refundable

If you’re choosing Time Code A or B, the mandatory eCourse must be completed before the first classroom session. Student must have internet access via a computer or mobile device to complete the course online. Students registering for Time Code C courses will need to show proof of completing 5-hour e-course at the first day of range practice.

  • Students will be provided with a coupon code and eCourse instructions in an email confirming class registration.
  • Please be sure to provide a current, valid email address on your registration form.
  • The mandatory eCourse takes approximately 3 hours to complete, and includes topics on selecting proper riding gear, defensive riding strategies, and how to handle a variety of riding strategies.
  • Proof of eCourse completion must be presented to the instructor at the first class (Time Code A/B).
  • BRC students cannot earn their Motorcycle endorsement without completing the eCourse.
  • The on-ground classroom sessions will reinforce the topics learned in the eCourse, and will help students complete their own Rider Self-Assessment.

ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY

Persons enrolling in a BRC:

  • Must possess either a current, valid motor vehicle operator’s license or a Connecticut DMV issued motor vehicle operator learner’s permit.
  • Have the physical ability to operate a motorcycle.
  • Able to balance a two-wheeled vehicle.
  • Required to have written parental permission if under the age of eighteen (18).
  • Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
  • Must complete mandatory eCourse prior to attending class or range.
  • Please review Motorcycle-FAQs.

2022 SEASON BEGINS IN APRIL!

Registration is now open! Please review the attached schedules for our Basic Rider classes in Norwich and Colchester – you’ll want to pay close attention to the Time Code for the course you are interested in, as that will tell you the breakdown of class time and range time.

Colchester BRC Updated 5622

Norwich BRC Schedule 51222

TIME CODES:

Time Code A:   

  • 3-hour mandatory eCourse
  • Thursday Class, 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Saturday Range/Class, 8:00AM – 4:30PM
    Sunday Range, 8:00AM – 4:30PM

Time Code B: 

  • 3-hour mandatory eCourse
  • Saturday Class/Range, 8:00-11:00AM & 12-5:30PM
  • Sunday Class/Range, 8:00-11:00AM & 12:00-5:30PM

Time Code C:    

  • 5 Hour e-Course (online, no classroom)
  • Saturday Range 8:00AM – 2:30PM
  • Sunday Range 8:00AM – 2:30PM

WAIVERS

Adult Waiver
Minor Waiver

Register Today!

Online

Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

For information about how to register online, click here.

By Phone

(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

In Person

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; Open until 6 p.m. Tuesdays.
742 Upper Maple Street, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151, Danielson, CT 06239

Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours.

Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and Personal Watercraft Operator’s Certificate

basic boating classThis program is taught by volunteers or employees of the Connecticut DEEP Boating Division and is designed to fulfill the requirements for the Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and the Personal Watercraft Operator’s Certificate.

Upon successful completion of the course and final examination, the student can carry the diploma, application for certification, and the appropriate fee to any State DEEP office to obtain the Safe Boating Certificate and/or the Personal Watercraft Operator’s Certificate.

Certification/Licensing

For more information about the licensing process, please visit the website of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

You will learn:

  • Safety equipment requirements
  • Environmental awareness
  • Boating regulations
  • Boat launches and local regulations
  • Rules and navigation
  • Safety information
  • Tides and sunrise/sunset date

ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY

A. You must get a Conservation ID number before you start the courses. Directions for getting your Conservation ID are below:

  1. If you have a Connecticut Hunting or Fishing License, your Conservation ID will be same ID number that was assigned with the hunting and fishing license.
  2. If you need a Conservation ID number:
    1. Go to the Online Sportsman Licensing page– (https://ct.aspirafocus.com/internetsales). Scroll to the bottom of the page and hit START.
    2. Go to the search by personal information – you will need to put in either your Social Security# or driver’s license number to see if you are in the system as having a conservation ID previously issued to you. If not, then you will go to – Select here to receive your Conservation ID only for an Education Course Registration, and complete the registration process. Follow the instructions for “New Customers.”
    3. Print out your Conservation ID profile and bring it to your class.

B. You will need to provide your Conservation ID number and your date of birth for the class roster.

Summer 2022 Course Schedules

  • CRN – 2060
  • Meeting Days – Tuesday/Thursday
  • Dates – June 14, 16, 21
  • Times – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Location – Danielson
  • Costs – $25

 

  • CRN – 2061
  • Meeting Days – Tuesday/Thursday
  • Dates – July 12, 14, 19
  • Times – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Location – Danielson
  • Costs – $25

Register Today!

Online

Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

For information about how to register online, click here.

By Phone

(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

In Person

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; Open until 6 p.m. Tuesdays.
742 Upper Maple Street, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151, Danielson, CT 06239

Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours.