Continuing Education

General Information

Age Minimum

Continuing Education/Workforce Development courses are designed for an adult audience of 18 years or older. Some courses are designed for a younger audience; these classes are the only exceptions to the age restriction. Students under the age of 18 are required to have a Health Waiver form on file before attending class. For further information, please contact Continuing Education at 972-238-6005.

Books and Supplies

Supply lists are available at the Continuing Education registration counter. Textbooks and course materials are available from the Richland College Bookstore, located in Sabine Hall on campus or online at www.rlc.bkstr.com

Class Day Key

Monday (M)
Tuesday (T)
Wednesday (W)
Thursday (Th)
Friday (F)
Saturday (S)
Sunday (U)

Class Locations

Most Continuing Education/Workforce Development courses meet on Richland's campus. Others meet in convenient locations and are noted in the catalog with the following abbreviations:

RC - Richland College 12800 Abrams Rd. Dallas

Every effort is made to list current class locations, rooms and meeting times in this publication. However, when you register please check your fee receipt for current class locations.

C.E.U.

Continuing Education Units are recognized nationally as a measure of substantive in-service education and training. Certificates of completion are issued at the conclusion of vocationally related courses to students who successfully complete the required coursework. Completion is based on a minimum of 90% attendance and/or a performance evaluation. Calculations of CEUs are based on one tenth of the total hours of course.

Certified Public Accountants

Richland is a provider of Continuing Professional Education credits for accountants. Our sponsor number with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy is #01264. A minimum of 20 CPE hours are required every year, with at least 120 hours completed every three years.

Class Cancellation

Every effort will be made to notify you by phone when a class is cancelled and you may elect to transfer your payment to another class or receive a 100% refund. Refunds are processed automatically and may take up to 30 days to receive.

Changes …

…of class dates, times, locations and instructors sometimes must be made due to unforeseeable circumstances. Check your fee receipt, or check our website for the most up-to-date course information: www.RichlandCollege. edu. Or call Richland's registration at 972-238-6144.

Concurrent Enrollment

Students may be enrolled in identified credit programs on a non-credit enrollment basis. Concurrent enroll ment students earn Continuing Education Units (CEU's) rather than college credit for attending class and are expected to complete all required assignments and testing. Continuing Education seats are limited in concurrent classes.

Continuous Improvement

Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality service and instruction. Our commitment to quality is driven by your satisfaction and we value your comments and suggestions. Please contact us at 972-238-6144 or at www.richlandcollege.edu.

EEOC

Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College District without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

In compliance with the Fami ly Educational Ri ghts and Privacy Act of 1974, the College may release information classified as "directory information" to the general public without the written consent of the student. Directory information includes student's: 1) name; 2) address; 3) telephone number; 4) email addresses; 5) weight and height of members of athletic teams; 6) participation in officially recognized activities and sports; 7) dates of attendance; 8) educational institution most recently attended; and 9) other similar information, including major field of study and degrees and awards received.

A student may request that all or any part of the directory information be withheld from the public by giving written notice to the CE Registrar's Office. If no request is filed, directory information is released upon written inquiry. No telephone inquiries are acknowledged; all requests must be made in person. No transcript or academic record is released without the written consent from the student, except as specified by law.

Financial Aid

Texas Public Education Grants (TPEG) are available to individuals based on need, to take career or occupational-related courses. Applications are available at the Continuing Education registration counter. Grants are awarded for tuition only.

Holiday Closure Dates

For closures view our Academic Calendar.

Refunds

A 100% refund is given if you make the request prior to the first day of the scheduled cl ass (i.e. by the close of busi ness on the day preceding the first day of class). An 80% refund is given if you drop the class prior to the second class. No refund is available after the second class meeting. To drop a course, call 972-238-6144 or come by the Continuing Education registration counter located in the Administration Building. Refunds may take up to 30 days. Continuing Education/Workforce Development reserves the right to change instructors after the catalog printing. Such changes are not grounds for a refund. Enrollment in a series constitutes one class with respect to the refund policy.

Richland College Alumni Association

To become a member of the Richland College Alumni Association, call 972-238-6194 for more information or come by Richland College Information Services in room A241 of the Administration Building.

Transcript Request

Requests for an official CEU transcript can be made in person at the Continuing Education registration counter during regular business hours, or by calling 972-238-6144. Transcripts may serve as validation of successful completion of Continuing Education/Workforce Development courses. Please note there is no charge for a CEU transcript.

WECM

The Workforce Education Course Manual is the state inventory of the workforce education courses for public two year colleges. It contains a generic catalog of course descriptions and specifies for each course, a minimum and maximum number of contact hours, number of semester credit hours or continuing education units, and minimum learning outcomes. The purpose of WECM is to provi de flexibility in responding to employer needs, promote career advancement, enhance portability of credit and credentials for students, and contribute to the quality and consistency of workf orce courses.
WECM course titles and descriptions are listed (alphabetically by Rubric number) in the catalog.

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