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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://wcjc.edu/Programs/continuing-education/ce-schedule.aspx. 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 https://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. Students may speak with a CE representative by calling 281-239-1531 or by e-mail at CE@wcjc.edu to check the status of a class that you are registered in.

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 https://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 a mirrored course?

A Mirrored Course is a Continuing Education course which meets at the same time and place as an existing college credit course. Mirrored classes are based upon space availability and where applicable, completion of appropriate assessment and counseling. Mirrored students earn CEU's when applicable, not college credit. The advantage of a CEU course is that you don't have to go through the admission process to take a Mirrored Course. If you want college credit, you must seek admission to Wharton County Junior College as a credit student. Students taking Mirrored courses do not apply for formal admission to Wharton County Junior College, nor are they required to take the TSI Assessment (Texas Success Initiative). Attendance at all class sessions and participation in classroom lecture/discussion and evaluation is expected. To register for a Mirrored Continuing Education course: determine the course and section that you would like to attend, and contact the CE office at 281-239-1531 or email, CE@wcjc.edu . Tuition is charged at the in-district rate and lab fees are added.

What is Continuing Education refund policy?

Students may request a full refund by submitting such request at least three business days prior to the first class meeting, unless an earlier refund date is published.  No other refunds are available. Refunds will be processed and automatically returned to the student, or the student may request the refund be 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:



Phone Number

E-Mail Address

Continuing Education
Richmond Campus,
TC-122 Suite
Office: 281-239-1531
Fax: 281-239-1628
Continuing Education
Richmond Campus,
Office: 281-239-1511
Fax: 281-239-1628
Continuing Education
Corporate Coordinator
Richmond Campus,
TC 122B
Office: 281-239-1530
Fax: 281-239-1628
Continuing Education
Bay City, El Campo,
Richmond, Sugar Land,
Wharton Campus,
Johnson Bldg. - 112

Sugar Land Campus,
Office: 281-243-8495

Office: 281-243-8494
Fax: 281-239-1628


Continuing Education
Kids College
Richmond Campus,
TC-122 Suite
Office: 281-239-1541
Fax: 281-239-1628
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
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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