The Workforce and Economic Development Division offers a wide variety of programming for individuals seeking a new career, wanting to upgrade their current skills or desiring to enrich their life through learning. Courses are available to meet the needs of business and industry and can be customized to their particular specifications when needed. Programs are scheduled in day, evening and weekend time slots and are taught by instructors with professional experience. The division also offers a wide variety of online courses.
Certifications and Licensures
Industry and nationally recognized certifications offer assurance to employers that students are qualified to perform specific job duties and tasks. While certain fields may require certification, other occupations may highly value the certification or license in a tough job market. Programs that are approved through state or regulatory agencies meet specific licensure requirements and may involve additional entry requirements.
Students who successfully complete non-academic occupational skills courses receive a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is awarded for every 10 contact hours of a course.
Some programs offered through the Workforce and Economic Development Division are approved academic programs. Students in these programs are awarded credit hours leading to academic certificates. Programs eligible for academic credit are listed below in this catalog.
Registration and Payment
Registration may be made in person, by telephone or through the college online registration system. Information on registration or specific programming can be found in the division office or by calling 803-325-2888. Pre-registration and payment is required prior to attending class.
Refunds for Non-Academic Courses
If you cannot attend a class as planned and wish to cancel your registration, you must notify the Workforce and Economic Development Division in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org at least five business days prior to the first day of class in order to receive a refund. Refunds are processed based on the original form of payment