• Russell Whitney
    Drivers Education

    The Alaska Technical Center is committed to quality in driver education training. We have been in business in Kotzebue since 1981. We have found that a majority of employers in our region and the State require potential employees to have a valid drivers license. In effort to meet that work force demand, ATC offers driver education training.

    Educate and Defend Yourself

    It is a good idea to educate yourself with new technology; ABS brakes, airbags, and proper use of seat belts. Educating also means being aware of changing laws and becoming knowledgeable of current laws. In the following we will educate and teach you the tools to defend yourself:

    Instructional Permit Training – up to 35 hours (tuition is $400.00, DMV fees are extra)

    ATC’s Instructional Permit training covers all the information you need to know from the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles(DMV) manual.  In addition to covering the rules and regulations involved with driving in Alaska, the course helps you identify and understand road signs, and even goes over taking a multiple choice test.  With small class sizes, group learning, and numerous practice tests to help you prepare, our permit class can help you whether you’ve never taken the DMV Written test before, or failed it numerous times.


    Behind the Wheel Training– up to 35 hours (tuition is $400.00, DMV fees are extra)

    Instruction is provided in our dual controlled vehicle, one-on-one with a State certified instructor.  

    Our behind the wheel training covers defensive traffic maneuvers, teaching the student how to drive from point A to point B smoothly and efficiently while assuring that they have a space-cushion around them and an escape route at all times.

    1.      Introduction to vehicle

    2.      Starting and stopping, fast and slow

    3.      Right turns, left turns

    4.      Changing Lanes

    5.      Parallel Parking

    6.      Backing straight, around corners