CONTINUING EDUCATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT,
COMMUNITY EDUCATION SERVICES
The Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
on each campus helps to plan and provide many types of credit
and non-credit programs to meet special interests within the
community. The topics vary from job skills to personal enrichment
interests. Various community education programs and seminars
focus attention on social issues. Workforce development services
for business, industry, and professional organizations provide
special courses at NVCC for their employees. These programs can
be taught at the College or in your workplace.
Many non-credit programs are offered each semester
to serve special community services needs. A listing of the continuing
education courses offered at each campus can be found
online at http://www.nvcc.edu/ce.
Courses and workshops often result from requests
by individuals or groups within the community. The programs pay
through fees charged to participants. State funds are not
used for setting up or offering a course or paying the instructor.
Fees for community education courses vary depending upon
actual cost of each course. Community education course information
and registration instructions are available at each campus
Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.
Payment for courses may be made by cash, check, money order,
contract, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express. Checks and money orders (payable
to NVCC) can only be accepted for the exact amount due. A
service charge of $20.00 is charged to you for any check
that is dishonored,
except when the bank is at fault. Requests for refunds must
be made at least four calendar days before the date of the first class
Cultural affairs are available through short courses, special
lectures, music presentations, and art festivals. Community
groups and organizations may also make special arrangements
to use facilities
of the College for their own programs or meetings.
To qualify as a community education college course, the
following standards must be met:
The non-credit activity is planned in response to an assessment
of educational needs for a specific target population.
is a statement of objectives and rationale.
Content is selected and organized in a sequential
There is evidence of pre-planning.
The activity is instructional and is approved
by an academic or administrative unit of the institution
to affect the quality of the program content and to
There is provision for enrollment for individual
Evaluation procedures are utilized.
Criteria are established for awarding Continuing
Education Units to individual students prior
to the beginning of
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
for Non-Credit Courses. The
College awards Continuing Education Units (CEU) upon completion
of most non-credit courses. One CEU represents ten hours of participation
in continuing education courses. CEUs are a nationally recognized
standard unit of measurement that has been adopted for post-secondary
courses not carrying academic credit. Permanent CEU records are
maintained by NVCC. CEUs are increasingly accepted as evidence
of educational accomplishment and for professional certification.