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2007-2008 VSCC Catalog 
2007-2008 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Non-Credit Courses

Division of Continuing Education & Economic Development

Continuing Education & Economic Development (CEED): The Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development offers a wide range of non-credit general interest courses, workforce development courses, and workshops to satisfy personal and professional enrichment needs of the community.

In support of the effective fulfillment of the College's mission, the Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development promotes lifelong learning throughout the College's twelve-county service region. Non-credit CEED courses and workshops are offered throughout the year in response to the ever changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community and developing workforce. Classes are available on-site, off-campus, and online.

CEED Non-Credit Courses: Non-credit subject matter ranges from arts and crafts, home improvement, computer training, workplace skills, leisure-time activities, financial matters, dance and exercise, management, technical training, etc. Successful completion of non-credit courses earns nationally recognized CEU credits.

CEED Business and Industry Training: Workforce training opportunities are provided in support of the economic development of the College's service region. Short courses and workshops are designed to improve workplace knowledge and skills for the enhancement of careers and lifelong learning. Training programs are available on campus, on business site, and online. B&I training may carry CEU credit.

Contract Training:  The Business and Industry Training Institute provides the option of contract training tailored to meet the specific organizational needs of area business and industry. The Institute's comprehensive services include customized curriculum design, assessment, course delivery and evaluation, and record keeping.

CEED Online: A wide range of highly interactive courses are offered entirely over the Internet. Expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors, facilitate all online courses. Online courses are affordable, fun, flexible, and convenient. 

CEED Registration: A student interested in enrolling in CEED non-credit instructional activities is not required to apply for formal admission to the College. Adult students, 18 years of age and older, must complete a CEED registration form. A student 17 years of age or younger, or his/her parent or guardian, must complete a Pre-College CEED registration form. The parent or guardian must sign a waiver of liability. A student 15 years of age or younger must also be accompanied by a paying registered adult student; contact the Continuing Education office for additional stipulations.

A minimum number of students is required to meet most CEED classes. If this minimum is not met, the College reserves the right to cancel that class.  Register early to ensure a seat in the class of your choice.  It is recommended that students register at the latest, two weeks prior to the class starting date of a course whenever possible. Registration options include walk-in, phone, FAX, and mail.  Call 615-230-3358 for additional registration information.

CEED Fees: Course fees vary.  Fees are listed with each class in the schedule on the CEED webpage. A fee with a plus (+) sign indicates a textbook or materials is required. Material fees vary. The College is NOT responsible for a refund of course supplies or materials. Refund policies vary, please read carefully before enrolling in CEED courses.

CEED Textbooks: Textbooks are available through the Campus Bookstore.

CEED Grades: Requirements for satisfactory completion of non-credit CEED instructional activities are established in advance for each planned learning experience. These requirements are based on the purpose of the instructional activity along with the intended learning outcomes. The grade or condition for satisfactory completion of a student in any course is determined by the progress of the student as outlined in each course syllabus. Grades are based on the ability of a participant to demonstrate what he or she has learned, on a predetermined level of attendance at scheduled sessions, or on a combination of performance and attendance. CEED grades are "S" (satisfactory completion), "U" (unsatisfactory completion), "I" (incomplete) or "W" (withdrew). An appeal process is in place for students who wish to challenge a CEED grade. Grades are not mailed. To receive an official CEED transcript, request must be submitted in writing.

CEED Certificates: Course completion certificates are available at a minimal charge