Continuing education students register and pay fees at the first class session unless otherwise noted by
which means pre-registration required. To preregister, call
(910) 642-7141, ext. 296
(910) 642-7141, ext. 397
(910) 642-7141, ext. 425
SCC’s Continuing Education Division reserves the right to cancel classes/seminars/workshops due to insufficient pre-registration and/or enrollment. A course may be cancelled if fewer than ten (10) students enroll. Many classes require that you are in attendance the first class meeting.
Registration fee refunds are made only under the following circumstances:
- A full refund will be made if the college cancels a class.
- A student who officially withdraws from a continuing education class(es) prior to the first class meeting shall be eligible for a 100 percent refund.
- After the respective class begins, a 75 percent refund shall be made upon the request of the student if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10 percent point of the scheduled hours of the class. (Note: This rule is applicable regardless of the number of times the class meets or the number of hours the class is scheduled to meet.)
- 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from a contact hour class prior to the first day of class or if the college cancels the class. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from a contact hour class on or before the tenth calendar day of the class.
- Refunds of registration fees for community service self-supporting classes and activities will be granted only in the case of paid pre-registration, if requested in writing to the VP of Continuing Education and Economic Development prior to the first session of the class.
- If a student who paid the required registration fee dies during that semester, all registration fees for that semester or term may be refunded to the estate of the deceased.
- A full refund of registration fees will be granted to military reserve and National Guard personnel called to active duty or active personnel who have received temporary or permanent reassignments outside the state of NC. In addition, the college will buy back textbooks through the college’s bookstore to the extent possible.
Occupational Extension Course Repetition
Special provision legislation states that "community colleges may permit a student to repeat a course more than once if that student demonstrates that the course repetition is required by standards governing the certificate or licensing program in which the student is enrolled."
Individuals who have taken an occupational extension class no more than twice in a five-year period will be charged a minimum of $65, unless they are exempt. A predetermined rate of $6.19 (subject to change) per scheduled hour will be charged to those who have taken an occupational extension class more than twice and are not otherwise exempt.
Permission for Minors to Enroll in Continuing Education Classes
Approval Procedures for Minors to Enroll in Occupational Extension and Community Service Classes
The North Carolina Community College System's administrative code requires that students between the ages of 16 and 17 years old obtain public school administrative approval to take community college courses. This is done on a course-by-course basis with approval being granted by their school principal and superintendent. Students must complete this form at the beginning of each class as long as they are still enrolled in a secondary school.
Note: Currently SCC has a blanket approval for students enrolled in the Columbus County Schools system to take occupational and community service classes; therefore, individual permission forms are not required for these students.
Approval Procedures for Minors to Enroll in Basic Skills Classes
Minors between the ages of 16 and 17 year olds enrolling in the Basic Skills classes must:
- Officially withdraw from high school and obtain a minor applicant form from appropriate public school personnel.
- Attend a required pre-enrollment meeting with Denise Young. Both student and parent/legal guardian must be in attendance. To schedule an appointment call (910) 642-7141, ext. 432
Continuing Education Units (CEU's)
Southeastern Community College awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for occupational extension classes. CEUs will be awarded for non-credit courses satisfactorily completed on the basis of one CEU for each 10 hours of instruction. Fractions of CEUs will be awarded; thus, a 24 hour course will earn the student 2.4 CEUs. CEUs will not be awarded to students who fail to satisfactorily complete a course.
Certificates of Completion
Certificates of completion for occupational extension classes are printed and mailed after students have satisfactorily completed a class. Instructors that would like special certificates printed must submit a request through their supervisor. Special certificates are printed at the college and include signature lines for the vice president as well as the instructor. These certificates follow a standard format adopted by the Continuing Education Division.
Students enrolling in continuing education courses will have a permanent transcript on file at Southeastern Community College which lists all non-credit training taken at the college.
The following procedures must be followed in order for official transcripts to be released:
Occupational Extension/Community Service Transcript Request Students must complete a Continuing Education Transcript Request form located on the college website and in the Continuing Education Division office in T-building.
GED Transcript Request For GED transcripts contact the Basic Skills Lab in B-103.