Continuing Education

The Continuing Education Division of PCC provides a wide variety of professional and personal enrichment programs and courses.  Whether you are looking to earn a GED®, learn new skills, train for a new career, or  start a business, Continuing Education can help you accomplish your goals. Courses are affordable and there is a wide selection of course offerings available to you. Explore the offerings of our various departments, and give us a call if you have questions. We’re here to help you.

The Continuing Education Division of Piedmont Community College is organized into five departments. These departments include:
*Adult Basic Skills/High School Equivalency
*Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center/Small Business Center
*Customized Training Programs
*Workforce Development
*Occupational Extension

Program Area Deans:

Debra Harlow, Dean, Adult Basic Skills                                     debra.harlow@piedmontcc.edu            (336) 322-2157

Tommiann Hill, Dean, Workforce Development                         tommiann.hill@piedmontcc.edu            (336) 322-2132

Brad Jordan, Dean, Corporate and Occupational Training        brad.jordan@piedmontcc.edu              (366) 599-0032 ext. 201
Fees and Policy
Registration and Paying for Courses

Welcome and thank you for choosing Piedmont Community College for your Continuing Education and Workforce Development needs. In this section you will find information regarding registration fees, refund policy, and repeat policy. You will also find a link to our course schedules.

Registration   

Registration fees are established in compliance with North Carolina law and vary according to the type and length of course. Current registration fees are:

Occupational Extension Course Fee Schedule:
0-24 hours, $70;
25-50 hours, $125; and
51+ hours, $180.  

 
Self Supporting Courses
Self Supporting course fees vary. Please consult the course schedule for registration fees. Tuition waivers may not be used for Self Supporting courses.

Refund Policy

A student who officially withdraws from a course prior to the first day of class, will be eligible for a 100 percent refund, if requested. Classes that are canceled do not require a request from a student for a refund and will be refunded at 100 percent. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the course on the first day of the course, or prior to the official 10 percent point, if requested. No refund is available after the 10 percent point. In order to receive a refund, the student must officially withdraw from the class.

Repeat Policy

State regulations require that students who take an Occupational Extension course more than twice within a five-year period shall pay a registration fee based on self-supporting rates, not the Occupational Extension Fee Schedule. For a job-related course taken more than twice in a five-year period, students must pay for the course at the higher self-supporting rate, unless the student is required to repeat the course for certification or license renewal.

Continuing Education Course Schedule