VC offering new two-day Basic RiderCourse in November, December

Victoria College’s Workforce & Continuing Education Department will offer two more sessions of the new Basic RiderCourse on two weekends through December.

The motorcycle safety courses will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 11-12 and Dec. 2-3 at Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Complex, which is located at 7403 Lone Tree Road in Victoria. Students are required to take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation eCourse online prior to the first day of the Basic RiderCourse. Motorcycles and helmets will be provided.

The cost for the course is $250. Students must be able to ride and balance a bicycle and provide and wear the following required safety gear:

  • Department of Transportation approved helmet (loaners available),
  • eye protection (glasses or face shield),
  • full-fingered gloves,
  • long-sleeve shirt or jacket,
  • ·over-the-ankle boots (with low heels),
  • and long pants (jeans or sturdy material with no holes or tears).

Upon successful completion of the two-day course, students are issued an MSB-8 certificate, which should satisfy the Texas Department of Public Safety’s driving and written exams for those 18 and older. Students less than 18 years of age will still need to take the driving portion at the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

For more information, contact VC Workforce & Continuing Education Program Coordinator Mary Pullin at (361) 485-6830 or