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Motorcycle Safety Basic Rider 

The Basic Rider course is required for anyone who wishes to obtain a motorcycle endorsement and consists of approximately 20 hours of instruction – nine hours of classroom instruction and 11 hours of hands-on training. Designed for someone who has minimal experience operating a motorcycle, this course focuses on the development of basic riding skills: clutch and throttle coordination, straight-line riding, braking, turning and shifting. Successful completion of this course and its knowledge and skills tests will result in a riding test waiver by the Secretary of State. Motorcycles are provided by Delta College.

Prerequisite: You must have the ability to ride a bicycle and be at least 15 years of age with a driver's permit.

Requirements for all Motorcycle Safety Courses

  1. Valid driver’s license (or a permit, if 15 years of age)
  2. Completed and signed MSF Waiver form (PDF)
  3. D.O.T. approved helmet*
  4. Long pants only - jeans are suggested (no shorts)
  5. Long sleeves only
  6. Boots - ankles must be covered (no high heels or tennis shoes)
  7. Eye protection - goggles or face shield are recommended. Prescription glasses, shatterproof safety glasses and sunglasses are acceptable due to the low speeds on the course
  8. Gloves - fitted and full-fingered, leather is suggested

Failure to bring any of these materials will prohibit you from participating in class.

Delta College acknowledges the State of Michigan's motorcycle helmet law, but it's still a requirement to wear a D.O.T. approved helmet while participating in any Motorcycle Safety Foundation course.

All Motorcycle Safety courses and fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Standby Registration Process for Motorcycle Safety

Due to an overwhelming response, we may have limited space in our Motorcycle Safety Courses. However, there are instances when students are unable to attend the course and a seat may become available for Standby Registration.

Potential standby students should report to the preferred class session approximately 15 minutes before class start time and identify themselves to the instructor as a “standby student” (Report to Room S225 or S226).

While it’s hard to predict how many no-shows there will be and also how many standby students will show up, the instructor will register standbys into unfilled seats. There are no guarantees for entry – if we have more standby students than no shows, the instructor will draw 50/50 tickets to determine which students are admitted.

Note: If registered on standby, the $50 course fee is due on the first day of class (cash or check only). If you have already registered for a different session but wish to attempt standby in order to train on a different date, please keep in mind you will be required to pay the $50 course fee again if your standby is granted. As stated previously, fees are non-transferrable to another session and non-refundable. If you have questions regarding this process please call 989-686-9461.

Schedule & Cost

Cost: $50 (non-transferable, non-refundable)
Location: All Motorcycle classes are held in rooms S225 & S226 on Delta's Main Campus and the driving ranges

Weekday Mornings
 Course Number  Dates Days & Times 
CMR-1010-SP155   May 15 - May 19 FULL
CMR-1010-SP160  May 22 - May 26 FULL
CMR-1010-SP170  June 12 - June 16 FULL
CMR-1010-SP180  June 26 - June 30 FULL
Weekday Evenings
 Course Number Dates Days & Times
CMR-1010-SP250  May 8 - May 12 FULL
CMR-1010-SP265  June 5 - June 9 FULL 
CMR-1010-SP275 June 19 - June 23  FULL
CMR-1010-SU250 July 10 - July 14 FULL
CMR-1010-SU255 July 17 - July 21  FULL
CMR-1010-SU260 July 24 - July 28  FULL
Weekends
Course Number Dates Days & Times
CMR-1010-SP460 May 19 - May 21  FULL
CMR-1010-SP465  June 2 - June 4 FULL
CMR-1010-SP475 June 16 - June 18 FULL
CMR-1010-SU450 July 7 - July 9 FULL
CMR-1010-SU460 July 21 - July 23  FULL
CMR-1010-SU465 July 28 - July 30 FULL
CMR-1010-SU470 July 28 - July 30  FULL
CMR-1010-SU475 August 4 - August 6 FULL
CMR-1010-SU480 August 11 - August 13 FULL
CMR-1010-SU485 August 18 - August 20 Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 8am - 6pm
Motorcycle Safety Basic Rider eCourse

The Basic Rider eCourse is required for anyone who wishes to obtain a motorcycle endorsement and consists of approximately 20 hours of instruction – four hours of online preparation to be completed prior to your class start date, five hours of classroom instruction and 11 hours of hands-on training. Designed for someone who has minimal experience operating a motorcycle, this course focuses on the development of basic riding skills: clutch and throttle coordination, straight-line riding, braking, turning and shifting. Successful completion of this course and its knowledge and skills tests will result in a riding test waiver by the Secretary of State. Motorcycles are provided by Delta College.

Prerequisites: You must have the ability to ride a bicycle and be at least 15 years of age with a driver's permit.

Requirements for all Motorcycle Safety Courses

  1. Valid driver’s license (or a permit, if 15 years of age)
  2. Completed and signed MSF Waiver form (PDF)
  3. D.O.T. approved helmet*
  4. Long pants only - jeans are suggested (no shorts)
  5. Long sleeves only
  6. Boots - ankles must be covered (no high heels or tennis shoes)
  7. Eye protection - goggles or face shield are recommended. Prescription glasses, shatterproof safety glasses and sunglasses are acceptable due to the low speeds on the course
  8. Gloves - fitted and full fingered, leather is suggested

Failure to bring any of these materials will prohibit you from participating in class.

Delta College acknowledges the State of Michigan's motorcycle helmet law, but it's still a requirement to wear a D.O.T. approved helmet while participating in any Motorcycle Safety Foundation course.

All Motorcycle Safety courses and fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Standby Registration Process for Motorcycle Safety

Due to an overwhelming response, we may have limited space in our Motorcycle Safety Courses. However, there are instances when students are unable to attend the course and a seat may become available for Standby Registration.

Potential standby students should report to the preferred class session approximately 15 minutes before class start time and identify themselves to the instructor as a “standby student” (Report to Room S225 or S226).

While it’s hard to predict how many no-shows there will be and also how many standby students will show up, the instructor will register standbys into unfilled seats. There are no guarantees for entry – if we have more standby students than no shows, the instructor will draw 50/50 tickets to determine which students are admitted.

Note: If registered on standby, the $50 course fee is due on the first day of class (cash or check only). If you have already registered for a different session but wish to attempt standby in order to train on a different date, please keep in mind you will be required to pay the $50 course fee again if your standby is granted. As stated previously, fees are non-transferrable to another session and non-refundable. If you have questions regarding this process please call 989-686-9461.

Schedule & Cost

Cost: $50 (non-transferable, non-refundable)
Location: All Motorcycle classes are held in rooms S225 & S226 on Delta's Main Campus and the driving ranges

eCourse Weekday Evenings
Course Number  Dates Days & Times 
CMR-1010-SP250 May 1 - May 5  FULL
 eCourse Weekends
 Course Number Dates Days & Times
 CMR-1015-SP450  May 5 - May 7 FULL
 CMR-1015-SP455  May 12 - May 14 FULL
 CMR-1015-SP460 May 19 - May 21 FULL
 CMR-1015-SP465 June 2 - June 4  FULL
 CMR-1015-SP470 June 9 - June 11  FULL
 CMR-1015-SP480 June 23 - June 25  FULL
CMR-1015-SU455 July 14 - July 16 FULL
Motorcycle Safety Returning Rider

This one day course is designed for the experienced, but unlicensed, rider to become licensed and legal. Many experienced, licensed riders use this course as a refresher. Topics include braking, countersteering, turning, speed judgment and other techniques necessary for the experienced rider to operate a motorcycle skillfully and safely. Successful completion will waive the Secretary of State riding skills test.

You are required to provide your own motorcycle for this course as you should be familiar with how your motorcycle operates. Your motorcycle must be titled and insured in your name and properly registered, display a valid license plate and pass a safety inspection. Please note, if you are taking this course for endorsement purposes, you must legally transport your motorcycle to and from class.

 Requirements for Returning Rider Course

  1. Valid driver’s license (Must be 18 years of age)
  2. Your own motorcycle. Your motorcycle must be titled and insured in your name and properly registered. It must display a valid license plate and pass a safety inspection
  3. Completed and signed MSF Waiver form (PDF)
  4. D.O.T. approved helmet*
  5. Long pants only - jeans are suggested (no shorts)
  6. Long sleeves only
  7. Boots - ankles must be covered (no high heels or tennis shoes)
  8. Eye protection - goggles or face shield are recommended. Prescription glasses, shatterproof safety glasses and sunglasses are acceptable due to the low speeds on the course
  9. Gloves - fitted and full-fingered, leather is suggested

Failure to bring any of these materials will prohibit you from participating in class.

Delta College acknowledges the State of Michigan's motorcycle helmet law, but it's still a requirement to wear a D.O.T. approved helmet while participating in any Motorcycle Safety Foundation course.

All Motorcycle Safety courses and fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Standby Registration Process for Motorcycle Safety

Due to an overwhelming response, we may have limited space in our Motorcycle Safety Courses. However, there are instances when students are unable to attend the course and a seat may become available for Standby Registration.

Potential standby students should report to the preferred class session approximately 15 minutes before class start time and identify themselves to the instructor as a “standby student” (Report to Room S225 or S226).

While it’s hard to predict how many no-shows there will be and also how many standby students will show up, the instructor will register standbys into unfilled seats. There are no guarantees for entry – if we have more standby students than no shows, the instructor will draw 50/50 tickets to determine which students are admitted.

Note: If registered on standby, the $50 course fee is due on the first day of class (cash or check only). If you have already registered for a different session but wish to attempt standby in order to train on a different date, please keep in mind you will be required to pay the $50 course fee again if your standby is granted. As stated previously, fees are non-transferrable to another session and non-refundable. If you have questions regarding this process please call 989-686-9461.

Schedule & Cost

Cost: $50 (non-transferable, non-refundable)
Location: All Motorcycle classes are held in rooms S225 & S226 on Delta's Main Campus and the driving ranges

Course Number  Date Day & Time
 CMR-1020-SP455 May 13 FULL
 CMR-1020-SP460 May 14 FULL
 CMR-1020-SP470 June 10  FULL
CMR-1020-SU475 August 5 Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Photography

Photography I

Taught by a professional and free-lance photographer, this four session class will cover: rules of composition, proper use of natural light as well as flash, ISO, exposure compensation, basics of the camera meter and correct ways to use your auto focus. You’ll participate in fun, weekly photo assignments, class critiques and discussions. All assignments will be shot in the program mode.

In order to participate in this class you must provide your own digital camera and manual.

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Dates: September 26 – October 17
Times: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFC-1010
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

Option 2

Dates: September 26 – October 17
Times: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFC-1010
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City


Photography II

Expand your creativity with this 4 session, advanced class that will take you off of program mode and into the manual modes of your digital camera. You’ll learn metering, aperture and shutter priority, night photography, black and white photography and many composition techniques. You’ll have fun, weekly assignments and group critiques.

In order to participate in this class you must provide your own digital camera and manual.

Prerequisite: Photography I, CFC-1010

Schedule & Cost 

Dates: November 8- December 6 (skip 11/23)
Times: Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFC-1011
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

SAT Test Preparation

Help your student be prepared when test day arrives. Students can improve their first-time test scores or re-test scores by including the SAT preparation course into their college game plan. This one day course is tailored to your student’s individual needs. Students will learn test taking strategies and drills to help them learn the proper methods to approach the Critical Reading, Writing, Math and Essay portions of the SAT test.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: Choose 1 date: August 19, September 30, October 28 or November 18
Times: Saturday, 10am – 3:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CDB-1030

"This class was very relevant. It was offered at a convenient time of day and seemed more detailed than other photography classes in the area."

Jennifer David
Photography I Student