Get Ready to Ride! OCC Partners with Secretary of State for Motorcycle Safety Courses

For true bikers, every day is a good day for a ride – except in Michigan ice and snow. With the promise of warmer weather around the corner, will you be ready to take advantage of powering the open road on two wheels?

Oakland Community College (OCC) and Michigan Secretary of State are offering two Motorcycle Safety programs beginning in April and fill quickly. A motorcycle endorsement is required to drive on public roads; the motorcycle safety course is required for teens.

    • motorcycle endoresementBasic Rider Course- Web Enhanced: Designed for someone who has minimal experience operating a motorcycle, this course focuses on the development of basic riding skills. Three hours of online preparation is to be completed prior to class start date. The course is offered Apr. 20-22; Apr. 27-29; May 4-6; May 18-20; June 1-3; June 8-10 and June 22-24.
    • Returning Rider Course: A one-day course designed for the experienced but unlicensed rider to become licensed and legal. Many experienced, licensed riders use this course as a refresher and skills tune up. This session takes place May 12 or June 16.


Courses run through June and held at the College’s Auburn Hills’ campus at 2900 Featherstone Road. Call (248) 232-4167 to reserve your seat and get ready to ride!

To obtain an endorsement, drivers have two options: either you must successfully pass a motorcycle safety course; or, pass a written and vision test at a Secretary of State office, obtain a motorcycle temporary instruction permit which allows drivers to practice riding legally on the streets, pass a motorcycle skills test at a third-party testing organization like OCC, and present your skills test certificate at a branch office.

Full details on OCC’s motorcycle safety program are available at:

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