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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. Waiver form
  3. D.O.T. approved helmet*
  4. Long pants only - jeans are suggested (no shorts)
  5. Boots - ankles must be covered (no high heels or tennis shoes)
  6. 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
  7. 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.

Schedule & Cost

Cost: $50 (non-transferable, non-refundable)
Location: All Motorcycle classes are held in rooms S-225 & S-226 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 Monday - Friday, 
9am - 1pm
 CMR-1010-SP180  June 26 - June 30 Monday - Friday,
9am - 1pm 
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  Monday - Friday,
5:30pm - 9:30pm 
CMR-1010-SU250 July 10 - July 14 Monday - Friday,
5:30pm - 9:30pm  
CMR-1010-SU255 July 17 - July 21  Monday - Friday,
5:30pm - 9:30pm  
CMR-1010-SU260 July 24 - July 28  Monday - Friday,
5:30pm - 9:30pm  
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 Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 8am - 6pm 
CMR-1010-SU460 July 21 - July 23  Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 8am - 6pm 
CMR-1010-SU465 July 28 - July 30 Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 8am - 6pm 
CMR-1010-SU470 July 28 - July 30  Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 8am - 6pm 
CMR-1010-SU475 August 4 - August 6 Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 8am - 6pm
CMR-1010-SU480 August 11 - August 13 Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 8am - 6pm
CMR-1010-SU485 August 19 - August 21 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. Waiver form
  3. D.O.T. approved helmet*
  4. Long pants only - jeans are suggested (no shorts)
  5. Boots - ankles must be covered (no high heels or tennis shoes)
  6. 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
  7. 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.

Schedule & Cost

Cost: $50 (non-transferable, non-refundable)
Location: All Motorcycle classes are held in rooms S-225 & S-226 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 Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 8am - 6pm   
 CMR-1015-SP465 June 2 - June 4  Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 8am - 6pm 
 CMR-1015-SP470 June 9 - June 11  Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 8am - 6pm 
 CMR-1015-SP480 June 23 - June 25  Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 8am - 6pm 
CMR-1015-SU455 July 14 - July 16 Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 8am - 6pm 
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 encouraged 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 should be “trailering” your motorcycle to and from class. If you are unable to legally transport your motorcycle, Delta College will provide a motorcycle for your use that day.

 Requirements for all Motorcycle Safety Courses

  1. Valid driver’s license (or a permit, if 15 years of age)
  2. Waiver form
  3. D.O.T. approved helmet*
  4. Long pants only - jeans are suggested (no shorts)
  5. Boots - ankles must be covered (no high heels or tennis shoes)
  6. 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
  7. 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.

Schedule & Cost

Cost: $50 (non-transferable, non-refundable)
Location: All Motorcycle classes are held in rooms S-225 & S-226 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  Saturday, 8am - 6pm
CMR-1020-SU475 August 5 Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Photography

Photography I

Taught by a professional and freelance 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

Dates: March 14 – April 4
Times: Tuesday, 6:30–8:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFC-1010
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City


Photography II

Expand your creativity with this four-ession, 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 
Option 1

Dates: March 15 – April 5
Times: Wednesday, 6:30–8:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFC-1011
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

Option 2

Dates: April 11 – May 2
Times: Tuesday, 6:308:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFC-1011
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

SAT Test Preparation

Be prepared when test day arrives. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school and at least half of all students take the SAT twice – in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year. The majority of students improve their score the second time around. As a first time test-taker or re-tester you can improve your score by including the SAT preparation course into your college application plan. This one day course is tailored to your individual needs. You'll learn test taking strategies and drills to help you learn the proper methods to approach the Critical Reading, Writing, Math and Essay Writing portions of the SAT test.

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Date: April 8
Times: Saturday, 10am – 3:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CDB-1030

Option 2

Date: April 29
Times: Saturday, 10am – 3:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CDB-1030

Staging Your Home to Sell

Attend our one-day workshop to help sell your home as quickly as possible! In order to succeed you’ll want to be engaged at every step, from preparing it for sale, to pricing, to negotiating and, finally, in closing. The home-selling process differs from state to state, but in this course you’ll learn important steps to take before listing your home on the market-all steps that protect your interests and help you get the most return on your investment. 

Schedule & Cost

Date: TBD
Times: Saturday, 9am – 5pm
Cost: $129
Course Number: CFH-1301

Urban Farming
 

Farm to Table Travel Experience

Leave the classroom behind and travel from farm to table in the Urban Farming Farm to Table Travel Experience! This is your invitation to experience the operation of small farm production through conversations with farmers and interactions regarding soil, crops, weeding, harvesting, herbs and flowers, free-ranging chickens, fresh eggs and preparing for the market. This urban farming travel experience explores the link between the farm and our food by including lunch at a fresh, locally-grown, seasonal, full-service, kitchen. 

Schedule & Cost

Date: June 7
Times: Wednesday, 8am – 2:30pm
Cost: $129
Course Number: CVL-1110
Location: Depart from Delta College Main Campus


Urban Farmer I

In this four- week interactive course you’ll gain a better understanding of Soil & Health Amendments; Starting Seeds and Companion Plants; Gardening in Small Spaces; Greenhouse & Season Extension Structures; Growing Herbs and Flowers; Taking Your Goods to Market and Preserving Your Harvest. 

Schedule & Cost

Dates: TBD
Times: Wednesday, 6–8pm
Cost: $119
Course Number: CVL-1130
Location: Delta College Main Campus, except last session which is off campus


Urban Farmer II

During this interactive 4 week class, you’ll discover the following: Introduction to Intensive Grazing; Backyard Poultry: Raising, Caring, & Egg Production to Butchering and Meat; Beginning Horticulture; Growing Organic Fruit; Organic Pest Control and Holistic Farm Management. 

Schedule & Cost

Dates: TBD
Times: Wednesday, 6–8pm
Cost: $119
Course Number: CVL-1131 

"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