Registration Information - Continuing Education Courses
Continuing Education courses are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Persons 16 to 18 years of age may enroll by submitting a letter from the public school superintendent or principal authorizing such enrollment.
How to Register for a Continuing Education Course
We appreciate your interest in our Continuing Education courses, and we want to make your registration process as convenient as possible. Due to the volume of telephone calls we receive during peak registration periods, callers may experience some delays. In order to expedite all requests, we are offering options for registration as described below. We hope these options will assist you in registering for the courses of your choice.
Register and Pay for Courses Online
You now have the option to register and pay for many Continuing Education courses online. You may pay online with VISA, Mastercard, or Discover. Fire, EMS, Rescue and Law Enforcement students should follow the instructions listed below.
Go to the Business and Records Center (second floor of the Student Center Building) to register. You may pay by cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover). Make all checks payable to DCCC.
Call the Registration/Records office at 336.249.8186, ext. 4545 or directly at 336.224.4545 to register. Be prepared to give your credit card number and expiration date along with the course number. (The course number can be found immediately following the course description.)
Registration by Mail
P.O. Box 1287
Lexington, NC 27293-1287
Registration by Fax
Print and complete the registration form and payment form and fax to 336.249.0379, Attention: DCCC Registration.
Upon admittance into the course, a receipt of confirmation will be mailed. Submitting this form does not guarantee registration until a receipt of confirmation is mailed from the College.
Third Party Billing
If your company/department plans to pay your fees, your company/department will need to furnish a signed statement to that effect on company letterhead. The statement may be mailed or faxed to the College. Once the College has received that statement, you may register by phone or in person.
Cancellation/Postponement of Courses
Insufficient enrollment may force a course to be cancelled or postponed. Please note that fees are not transferable to another course once the course has started.
Although Continuing Education courses do not award college credit, CEU's (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for satisfactory participation in approved courses. The CEU is a nationally recognized acknowledgement of achievement. One CEU is defined as "10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction."
Accommodations for Disabilities
Students who require accommodations due to a documented disability or medical condition should contact the Disability Services Counselor, located in the Brooks Student Center Room 213, at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
Tax Relief Act
The registration process enables the College to comply with and easily capture the information required under the Tax Relief Act of 1997. The Tax Relief Act includes higher education tax incentives with provisions for the Hope Scholarship Credit program and the Lifetime Learning Credit program.
Course Repetition Policy
The following course repetition policy became effective for all occupational courses that began on or after September 1, 1993. A student enrolling in the same continuing education occupational course more than twice within a five-year period will pay the full student cost per scheduled hour or the current state fee, whichever is higher. This provision is waived if course repetition is required by certification or licensing standards pertaining to the course in which the student is enrolled. For example, fire, law enforcement, and rescue personnel may repeat courses that are required by certification or licensing provisions and are directly job-related.
A full refund of tuition and fees is granted when the student officially withdraws from a course prior to the first course meeting or when the course is cancelled by the College. Except for self-supporting and contact hour courses (see below), a student who officially withdraws from a course prior to the 10% date of the course will receive a 75% refund, but fees will not be refunded. No refunds are granted for students who withdraw after the 10% date.
Continuing Education Self-Supporting Courses are those courses that rely on fee payments from students enrolled in the course for support of the instructional salaries, supplies, and administrative overhead costs. Since these courses are taught only when a sufficient number of individuals register and pay for the course, no refunds will be granted after the course has begun.
Continuing Education Contact Hour Courses are those courses that have open entry/open exit dates and times. These courses may be offered in learning laboratories or may be self-paced in that the individual progresses at his/her own pace. An individual who officially withdraws from a contact hour course within 10 calendar days after first entering the course will receive a 75% tuition refund but no fees will be refunded. No refunds are granted after this time.