Classes offered at Gateway Technical College
Traffic Safety Point Reduction Theory
This course is designed to reduce the number of violations and crashes in Wisconsin and also fulfills the requirement if you have a Right of Way violation. Students will examine their driving behavior and review traffic laws and penalties. Emphasis will be placed on driver improvement. The course will show participants how to develop a change plan to reduce their risk of traffic violations.
The course is a total of 15 hours and upon successful completion you can request a three point reduction on your driving record. This can only be done once every three years.
The Group Dynamics program is a highway safety initiative within Wisconsin which aims to assist persons involved in alcohol/other drug-related traffic offenses to make lasting changes in their drinking and driving behavior and attitude. The course deals with OWI (operating while intoxicated) laws, effects of alcohol/drugs, and different types of drinking behaviors. Each student will examine their own drinking/driving behaviors and develop a personal change plan to help them avoid a further OWI.
This course is a total of 22 hours and positive life change is the main focus to avoid future offenses. Depending on the students’ Wisconsin driving record, a three point reduction to their current record may be requested upon successful completion of the course.
Multiple Offender Program
The Multiple Offender program is a specialized education course for individuals who have received two or more OWIs, (operating while intoxicated). The course emphasizes strategies and techniques that assist individuals in changing high-risk attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol, other drugs and driving. Small group sessions and the participation of a concerned other, at a minimum of two sessions, along with self-evaluation techniques will be utilized.
The course is a total of 30 classroom hours and a follow up evaluation three months after the last class. Depending on the students’ Wisconsin driving record, a three point reduction to their current record may be requested upon successful completion of the course.
Juvenile AODA (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Education Theory
This class is for an underage (21) drug or drinking violation that was not a DUI (driving under the influence). The class is usually court ordered and can only be taken once unless the student did not complete with a satisfactory grade. It is a 14 hour course that provides an educational setting for participants to develop a personal change plan that promotes an alcohol and other drug-free lifestyle.
Upon successful completion the student will receive a certificate they use to report back to the court.
Responsible Beverage Service
This 4 hour course is designed to help the student understand their legal responsibility in observance of laws which protect against the social, legal, and financial liabilities of alcohol beverages.
General Information if you want to register for any of the above
- None of the classes are offered on line
- Registration is in-person only at the Elkhorn, Kenosha, or Racine Campus
- Payment is due at the time you register
- If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must come with you
- Bring a picture ID when coming to register
- Group Dynamics and Multiple Offender students must bring a copy of their assessment papers when coming to register
- Registration is open 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.
- Fees are non-refundable if you fail to show up for class.
To check availability on line, follow these steps
- Go back to Gateway’s home page and click on Web Advisor (located in the upper right hand corner)
- Click on search for classes (sections)
- Make sure the term you want is highlighted. Example: 2014 Fall
- In the Course Number box, type in the course number
812-436 for Traffic Safety Point Reduction Theory
818-401 for Group Dynamics
818-403 for Multiple Offender
818-402-for Juvenile AODA Education Theory
311-400 for Responsible Beverage Service
This process will give you up to-date availability of the class, times, and location. You do not have to register on the campus where you will be taking the class. Look for Student Services, our buildings are clearly marked.