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Motor Cycle Rider Program

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

The BRC is designed to meet the State of Connecticut Rider Education Program mandatory requirement for training in order to receive a motorcycle endorsement on a person’s Connecticut Driver’s License. The BRC begins with development of the fundamental riding skills of turning, shifting, and braking; then expands these basic skills into more advanced street riding techniques. Training motorcycles, ranging in size from 125cc’s to 350cc’s, are provided. DOT-approved helmets are also provided. All sessions are conducted at Gateway’s North Haven campus. Students must attend and participate in all sessions, in sequence, with no exceptions. Any absence or late arrival will result in the student being dropped from the course and will require the student to register for another course, pay again, and start from the beginning. Only register for a BRC section that you know you will be able to make all classes on time. Students will be registered on a first come, first served basis.

Basic Rider Course Fee: $200

Experienced Rider Course (ERC)

Even if you've been riding for some time, there's always something new to learn in this 6-hour course. Using your own motorcycle for the ERC, you will have the opportunity to fine tune your riding skills during advanced maneuvers such as stopping in the shortest distance, cornering, swerving, and tight turns.

Experienced Rider Course Fee: $85

All classes are held at the Gateway Community College, North Haven campus.

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Great Center

The GREAT Center, Gateway's Resource Education and Training Center, offers fast-paced training in high-growth occupations and builds customized programs to suit the scheduling, budget and professional development needs of local business.


  • Drop In  Room N104: First floor of the North Building
  • Email -
  • Write - Workforce Development & Continuing Education
                   Gateway Community College, 20 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510
  • Phone (203) 285-2300
  • Fax - (203) 285-2504

Registering for GREAT Center Courses
Students taking classes offered through the GREAT Center are not required to formally apply for admission to Gateway Community College. 

  • Print out the registration form and fill in your course selections.
  • Be sure to include the CRN (Course Registration Number) and course title. 
  • Payment for GREAT Center classes must be made at the time of registration, so please be sure to include payment information on your form.
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