Many non-credit programs are offered each semester to serve special community needs. A listing of community education courses is included in each Schedule of Classes.
Courses and workshops often result from requests by individuals or groups within the community. The topics vary from job skills to personal enrichment interests. The programs pay for themselves 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 the 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, or MasterCard. Checks and money orders (payable to NVCC) can only be accepted for the exact amount due. A service charge of $25.00 is charged to you for any check that is dishonored, except when the bank is at fault. Requests for refunds must be made prior to the first class meeting.
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.
Continuing Education Units 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 community education courses which meet the following standards: