Guidelines

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU):

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 not substituted for college credit hours, but rather are a means of reporting continuing education activities. 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 Registrar’s office.

COURSE FEES:

Tuition and fees are indicated on each course listing. Prices are subject to change without notice. 

ATTENDANCE:

Continuing Education courses have attendance requirements and also require satisfactory completion of the course objectives in order for students to receive a certificate of completion. 

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

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

ELIGIBILITY FOR ENROLLMENT:

Continuing Education courses are open to individuals 17 years of age or older. To enroll in a WCJC Kids college class, call 281.239.1530. 

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS:

Students whose contact information or marital status has changed after enrollment should update this information by notifying the OAR (Office of Admissions and Registration). Should WCJC need to contact the student, all contact information should be current and on file with WCJC OAR (Office of Admissions and Registration). 

NOTIFICATION OF CLASS CHANGES:

Wharton County Junior College 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, WCJC’s Continuing Education Department will attempt to notify all students by telephone. Wharton County Junior College 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. 

REFUND POLICY:

Students requesting refunds at least two 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 offering. Refunds will be processed and sent back to the student or applied toward the tuition of another non-credit class. 

PARKING:

To park on campus, you need a parking permit. Instructors will have permits on the first day of class. Place the parking permit on the dash of your car. 

FERPA:

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. 

ADULT EDUCATION LEGISLATION & POLICY GUIDANCE
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.

SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

Wharton County Junior College 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 Coordinator for WCJC can be reached at 800-561-9252 ext. 6384, or you may consult any counselor on the campus you attend and they will assist you in contacting the ADA Coordinator.

EMERGENCY CLOSING/INCLEMENT WEATHER:

The Vice-President of Instruction is responsible for suspending college activities or closing of any college facility due to weather, transportation, or other emergency conditions. Notice of suspended instruction or the closing of facilities shall be posted on the college’s web site at www.wcjc.edu and may also be disseminated to the following TV and radio stations:

KHOU (Ch. 11), KTRK (Ch13), KPRC (Ch. 2), KAVU (Ch. 25), KULP (1390 AM), KIKK (95.7 FM), KTRH (740 AM), KULM (98.3 FM), KIOX (96.9 FM), KMKS (102.5 FM), KRBE (104.1 FM), and KHCB (105.7 FM/1400 AM).

Notices of emergencies may be sent out via Send Word Now which is an emergency notification service. Alerts can be sent by way of home phone, cell phone, text message, or email. Students may sign up for this service by visiting the college web site at www.wcjc.edu. In the event of cancellation of classes, the classes missed may be made up by holding classes on weekends, evenings, and/or holidays or by extending the calendar ending any session or semester.

DISCLAIMER:
The continuing education schedule has been carefully prepared to assure that all information is accurate and complete as possible; however, the college reserves the right to make changes which may result in deviations from the information in the scheduled content.

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