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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for taking Continuing Education courses?

Generally, there are no entrance requirements in Continuing Education courses, except as indicated in certain professional program areas. Such requirements and prerequisites are specified in course descriptions. Formal admission to the college is not currently required. Continuing Education courses are open to individuals 17 years of age or older. For more information regarding WCJC Kids’ College, please call 281-239-1531.

Where can I find a current Continuing Education course schedule?

The Continuing Education course schedule is located on our website at http://www.wcjc.edu/Programs/continuing-education/. A schedule for the most current semester can be viewed by clicking the link titled “Continuing Education Schedule.” Information regarding any new or updated courses that are not included in the schedule can be accessed by clicking the link titled “What’s New in Continuing Education?” If you do not have access to the Internet and would like to have a schedule mailed to you, please call 281-239-1531.

How do I register for a Continuing Education course?

There are several quick and easy methods to register for a CE course. We accept registrations via USPS mail, fax, online or through a third party source. If registering in-person at a WCJC campus, completed registration forms should be taken directly to the Registration Office. After registration is complete, payment of tuition should be made at the Business Office. Please visit our website at http://www.wcjc.edu/Programs/continuing-education/ce-registration.aspx for an electronic copy of the CE registration form.

Where can I register for a Continuing Education course?

Registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis. You may register until the first day of class if space is available. Due to the minimum number of students that are necessary for classes to be held, we encourage you to sign up at least one week before the class starts. Due to the various start dates of CE courses throughout the semester, CE registration is an on-going process.

How can I pay for Continuing Education courses?

Payment must be presented with your registration form. Wharton County Junior College will accept personal check, company check, credit cards, money orders and cash. Payments can be made online through Online Services and payments by mail must be in the form of check or money order. Payment from a company or state agency is also accepted.

Can I check the status of a Continuing Education course that I am registered for?

Yes. Continuing Education has a telephone hotline that students can use to check the status of Continuing Education courses. The hotline phone number is 1-800-561-9252 ext. 6597. This hotline is updated every Friday for courses that are scheduled to begin the next week. Students may also speak with a CE representative by calling 281-239-1531 or by e-mail at CE@wcjc.edu 

What if a class I’ve registered for has been canceled?

At times, Continuing Education courses may be canceled due to low enrollment or other extenuating circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, each registered student will be contacted at the phone number(s) currently on file for the student. Whenever possible, the decision to cancel a course will occur at least 48 hours prior to the start of the course. If a class has been canceled, any student registered in the course who had paid the tuition will receive a full refund within 7 to 10 working days.

Does Continuing Education offer online courses?

WCJC offers a wide range of highly interactive CE courses that are taken completely online. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. No need to drive to a class, simply register for these online courses and learn from the comfort of your own home. For more information about online courses, please visit our website at http://www.wcjc.edu/Programs/continuing-education/content-online.aspx.

Can changes to a course occur after I register?

WCJC will make every effort to begin and hold class at the designated time. Each class is contingent on the required minimum number of students. Occasionally, extenuating circumstances arise requiring a cancellation or delay in class start date and time. In such cases, the CE Department will attempt to notify all students by telephone. WCJC reserves the right, when necessary, to cancel classes, alter schedules, or substitute instructors. Students are contacted only in the event of a class cancellation or change.

Will I receive a certificate for completed a Continuing Education course?

A Continuing Education certificate is awarded upon satisfactory course completion. Successful certificate completion requires 80% attendance and achievement of learning objectives in all designated courses.

What is a CEU? How does it affect me?

One CEU is 10 contact hours of successful participation/completion in an organized Continuing Education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction. CEUs are recognized internationally as a measure of substantial professional education and training. Transcripts listing CEU credits and satisfactorily completion can be requested through the WCJC Registration Office.

What is Continuing Education refund policy?

Students requesting refunds at least three full business days prior to the first class meeting shall receive a 100% refund of all tuition and fees unless an earlier refund date is published for an individual course, seminar, workshop, conference, or other non-credit offerings. Refunds will be processed and sent back to the student or applied toward the tuition of another non-credit class.

Does Continuing Education offer services for students with disabilities?

WCJC is committed to providing a discrimination-free environment for its students with disabilities. Students with disabilities are encouraged to inform the college of any assistance they may need. The ADA Coordinated for WCJC can be reached at 979-532-6384. You may also consult any counselor on the campus you attend and they will assist you in contacting the ADA Coordinator.

What laws apply to Continuing Education courses?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. & 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.

Regulations and information concerning the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of 1998: this law reforms federal employment, adult education, and vocational rehabilitation programs and integrates workforce investment and education activities for adults and youth.

Important Continuing Education Contact Information:

Department Location Phone Number E-Mail Address

Continuing Education Information

Richmond Campus, TC-122 Suite

Office: 281-239-1531

andersonf@wcjc.edu
CE@wcjc.edu

Continuing Education Director

Richmond Campus, TC-122C

Office: 281-239-1511

atkinsa@wcjc.edu

Continuing Education Corporate Coordinator

Sugar Land Campus, SGL-128

Office: 281-243-8494

Fax: 281-243-8583

rodriguezt@wcjc.edu

Continuing Education
Bay City, El Campo, Richmond, Wharton

Richmond Campus, TC-122B

Office: 281-239-1530

Fax: 281-239-1628

brandtk@wcjc.edu

Continuing Education
Sugar Land

Sugar Land Campus, SGL-128

Office: 281-243-8494

Fax: 281-243-8583

kanakl@wcjc.edu

Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Wharton: Hutchins Memorial Center
Richmond: TC-134
Sugar Land: UH Sugar Land Campus

Office: 979-532-6414

 

Office: 281-239-1513

 

Office: 281-242-4210

 

WCJC Registration Office

Wharton: A-106
Richmond: TC-125
Sugar Land: SGL-106

Office: 979-532-6303

Office: 281-239-1544

Office: 281-243-8415

registrar@wcjc.edu

WCJC Testing Department

Wharton: PSC-301
Richmond: TC-124C

Sugar Land: SGL-129

Office: 979-532-6457
Office: 281-239-1532

Office: 281-243-8434

 

 
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