Community Education

Fall 2022 Community Education Classes

Now Accepting Community Education Corse Proposals

Important information for Community Education Instructors!
All proposals are subject to an approval process. Upon completion, submission, and approval, we will work with instructors to design a schedule. Be sure to include a resume, short biography, and any relevant certifications; it may help with the approval process.

Please communicate via our email address:

The deadline for Fall 2022 Proposal submission is July 1, 2022.

Community Education Courses: In person courses will resume Fall 2022.

Location Availability: Courses may be offered online or face-to-face.
Student Enrollment and fees: The instructor determines the fee for the course. Copper Mountain College has a minimum class enrollment of three students for the class to run; however, the instructor may set a higher minimum enrollment. A student roster will be emailed to you prior to the first class.

Instructor Payment: Upon completion of the course, the instructor will receive 70% of the total student enrollment fees. An invoice will be emailed to you for your signature stating the number of students enrolled and the total amount of payment due. Return the signed invoice via email to or you may mail the invoice to:
Copper Mountain College
Attn: Office of Arts & Sciences, # 200
PO Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Community Education Instructions Sheet for Instructors (read first) 

Community Education Course Proposal for Instructors

Online Driver Education Training

Copper Mountain College is excited to partner with Somastream Interactive to offer a 30 Hour California Driver Education program that is fully approved by the California DMV.  After successful completion of this online course, you will be ready to contact the DMV to get your permit and license.

How do I get started

To begin: Use this link  to register for the program. The program will cost $30.

For students: This link  will take you to the sign-in screen to complete your online training.

Lost Certificate

If you have lost your certificate after completion of the online training, go here  for a duplicate copy. It will cost you $20 to replace.

How do I get hours behind the wheel

After completion of the online training, you will take your certificate to the DMV to take the written test. Next, you will need to get your permit at the DMV and start working on the 6 hours of training with a professional driving school. Here is a list of local driving schools:

1. Miller’s Driving School – Yucca Valley
31145 Plantation Drive, Thousand Palms, CA 92276

2. Dave’s Driving School – Palm Desert
74836 Technology Drive, Suite 107, Palm Desert, CA 92211

3. Gibbs Driving School – Palm Desert
73241 Hwy 111 #5A Palm Desert, CA 92260

You will also do an additional 50 hours of driving with an adult 25 years of age or older who possesses a valid California Driver’s License. 10 of those driving hours must be completed at night.

Getting your license

When all driving hours have been completed, you must be at least 16 years of age in possession of a permit for 6 months or more before you can apply for a driver’s license at the DMV. Please refer to the California DMV website for more complete and accurate information.

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