Basic Rider Course (BRC)

This Basic Rider Course (BRC) for beginners teaches the basic skills needed to operate a motorcycle in traffic. Students must be able to balance and ride a bicycle to take this course. The first half of the course familiarizes students with the location and operation of the controls. Students then practice riding on small motorcycles to demonstrate that they have the strength, balance, and coordination to perform straight-line riding, shifting, turning, and stopping exercises. The second half of the course introduces students to street riding strategies needed when sharing the road with other vehicles. Particular emphasis is placed on those skills that have been found lacking in motorcyclists who have had accidents. Those skills include emergency braking, swerving, and proper cornering techniques.

  • No prior motorcycle and or knowledge are needed for the BRC course.
  • A motorcycle endorsement or permit is not required for the BRC course.
  • All exercises are conducted on the protected range.
  • Motorcycles, helmets, and training manuals are provided for the BRC course.
  • Students must wear an approved helmet, over-the-ankle footwear, long pants, a long sleeved shirt or jacket, full fingered gloves, and protective eyewear at all times while training.

The Basic Rider Course uses a building block principle of learning and each exercise/classroom segment builds on the previous one. Therefore, it is imperative that students attend all portions of the class in the proper sequence. Students will not be permitted to skip or make up a missed session. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions. Students who are late for a class will not be permitted to join the class in progress and/or make up the missed information at a later time.

Before submitting a registration form, please call (919) 209-2213 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday to determine class availability.

Estimated Course Cost

  • Registration fee is $180 per student (subject to change)
  • The registration fee is non-refundable

View an explanation of registration fees

Upcoming Course Dates

Friday - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Class Number Class Date
 BRC 1 23-25 Feb
 BRC 2 2-4 Mar
 BRC 3 9-11 Mar
 BRC 4  16-18 Mar
 BRC 5 23-25 Mar
 BRC 6 13-15 April
 BRC 7  20-22 April
 BRC 8 27-29 April
 BRC 9 11-13 May
 BRC 10 18-20 May
 BRC 11 1-3 June
 BRC 12 8-10 June
 BRC 13 15-17 June
 BRC 14 22-24 June
 BRC 15 6-8 July
 BRC 16 13-15 July
 BRC 17 27-29 July
 BRC 18 3-5 Aug
 BRC 19 10-12 Aug
 BRC 20 24-26 Aug
 BRC 21 7-9 Sept
 BRC 22 14-16 Sept
 BRC 23 28-30 Sept
 BRC 24 12-14 Oct
 BRC 25 19-21 Oct
 BRC 26 2-4 Nov
 BRC 27 9-11 Nov


Classes will be added to the listing as they become available.

Ready to Register?

Fill out the registration form (PDF) and return it with the non-refundable registration fee in the form of a money order or certified check. Make certified check or money order payable to JCC. No personal checks. If you are a Johnston County high school student, fill out the Concurrent Enrollment Form.

Before submitting a registration form, please call (919) 209-2213 between the hours of 8:00 am-1:30 pm, Mon - Thur. to determine class availability.

Mail the completed form along with the registration fee to:

Johnston Community College
Attn. Motorcycle Safety Program
P O Box 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577

For more information, please call (919) 209-2213.