About The School of Continuing Education
Welcome, the Houston Community College School of Continuing Education faculty and staff are committed to providing outstanding instruction and services to our community in areas such as business, languages, technology, advanced manufacturing, consumer arts and sciences, construction, welding, transportation, public safety and health. We are proud of the expertise our faculty brings to the classroom. Whether changing careers, or updating your skills, or partaking in personal enrichment the School of Continuing Education can help you achieve your goals.
Enroll by mail, in person at any campus location, or online in the Eagle Student Center during regular business hours. Applications may be completed online prior to registration at: http://www.hccs.edu/apply. Enrollments are accepted on a first-come basis. Enroll early to secure a place in the class of your choice. Payment must be made at time of enrollment.
Tuition and fees are indicated by each course listing. Prices are subject to change without notice. Students must pay for each class by the first official day of class. Students failing to pay will be dropped from the class and will not receive credit for any class time.
Continuing Education courses have attendance requirements, and also require the satisfactory completion of the course objectives in order for students to receive a certificate of successful completion.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
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. Transcripts listing CEU credits satisfactorily completed are available on request. CEUs are recognized internationally as a measure of substantial professional education and training.
Notification of Class Changes
Every effort is made to begin and hold a class at the designated time. Each class is contingent on the required minimum number of students. Occasionally, extenuating circumstances arise requiring cancellation or delay. In such cases, we attempt to notify all students by telephone.
Houston Community College reserves the right, when necessary to cancel classes, alter schedules, or substitute instructors.
Students are not notified if a class has made. Students are contacted only in the event of a class cancellation or change.
Refunds are approved by Division Extended Learning for Continuing Education courses offered through the School of Continuing Education. A full refund can only be awarded if a student withdraws before or on the first class meeting date or if the class is cancelled. There are no partial refunds.
Refunds are processed between one to two weeks after the credits resulting from dropped or cancelled classes. If the payment is made by credit card, it will be refunded via credit card. If the payment is made by cash, checks, or money order, it will be reimbursed by check. Tuition and fees paid directly to the institution by a sponsor or covered by scholarship shall be refunded to the source rather than directly to the students.
Refunds may only be mailed to the name and address on the student’s record. Any refund mailed to the name and address on record is considered delivered. The Stop Payment Fee to re-issue a refund check mailed to an incorrect address is $25.
Change of Schedule
A Program Adjustment Form must be initiated through the Campus Office of Continuing Education for all class changes.
This schedule has been carefully prepared to assure that all information is accurate and as complete as possible. However, the college reserves the right to make changes, which may result in deviations from the information in the schedule content.
Certificate of Completion
Certification is awarded upon successful completion of required courses and submission of official HCC transcript to the School of Continuing Education. Successful certificate completion requires 80% attendance and achievement of learning objectives in all designated courses.
Participants may also elect to take any individual course separate from the certificate requirements.
Eligibility for Enrollment
Continuing Education courses are open to individuals 17 years of age or older.
Seniors age 55 and over may enroll in specified courses and receive a tuition discount waiver per continuing education course. Proof of age will be required.
Most Continuing Education courses are open to students who feel they can benefit from the instruction; however, some courses are restricted to those students with specific prerequisites. Please check course descriptions.
Textbooks, Supplies, and Materials
For most non-computer classes, students will be notified of the need for texts, supplies, and other materials on or before the first class meeting. Textbook selections are kept within a moderate price range, and the cost of supplies and materials for classes is based upon the size or complexity of the project chosen by the student.
The appropriate text can be found by class number. Students are expected to purchase their computer books prior to the first day of class and to bring their books to each class meeting.
Dropping a Class
Prior to the first scheduled class meeting, students must complete a Drop form in a Campus/Center office. Requests made after a class has begun result in No Refund. Materials fees paid to instructors are not refundable.