Continuing Education FAQs

What type of programs are offered through Continuing Education?
Continuing Education offers non-credit classes, business and computer workshops, customized training, professional development, Montana Superhost, Kids College, Grandparents College, and the Summer Gunsmithing Program. Continuing Education also houses the Small Business Development Center and the Entrepreneurship Center.

 

When can I register for Continuing Education classes?
Registration for Continuing Education classes is on-going; there are no set registration dates.  Registration begins as soon as the semester schedule is printed and posted online.  All classes require a minimum number of students and many have a limited maximum enrollment.  Register early to ensure a space is available.

 

What are the Continuing Education Center hours?
The Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed on Saturday and Sunday).

 

How do I register for classes?
There are five ways to register for non-credit classes:

  • Online: www.fvcc.edu/continuing -education.html
  • Call: (406) 756-3832 to register with credit/debit card payment.
  • Fax: (406) 756-3351 a completed registration form with credit/debit card information.
  • Visit: The Continuing Education Center; Arts & Technology Building, Room 215.
  • Mail: Your registration form with check (payable to FVCC) to:  The Continuing Education Center; Flathead Valley Community College; 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell, MT 59901.

 

Do I have to pay for classes when I register?
Yes.  Payment is due at the time of registration.  Employers may be billed with an authorization from a company official.

 

What is the total cost of my class?
The amount listed with each class is the total price including any lab fees.  If there are additional supplies or a book you must purchase, it will be noted in the course description.

 

 

If I withdraw from a class, do I get my money back?
Two or more session classes/workshops – if you withdraw:  

  • Three or more business days before the first class/workshop – 100% refund.
  • Two or one business day(s) before the first class/workshop – 75% tuition* refund.
  • The day of the class/workshop or prior to the start of the second session – 50% tuition* refund.
  • After the second class – no refund.

 

One session class/workshops – if you withdraw:

  • Three or more business days before the first class/workshop, receive a 100% refund.
  • Two or one business day(s) before the first class/workshop – 75% tuition* refund.
  • No refund is issued for withdrawal the day of the class/workshop. You may send a colleague in your place.

*Lab fees are non-refundable.

 

Special Programs and Courses
Due to requirements for early commitments of funds or other special circumstances, some programs have specific refund procedures.  These will be noted within the class description.

 

Online Class Refunds
Contact the Continuing Education Center – (406) 756-3832.

 

What happens if a class is canceled?
Classes that do not receive sufficient enrollment may be canceled.  If a class is cancelled, you will be notified and a full refund will be processed. Payments made by credit/debit card will be reapplied to your account.  If payment made by cash or check, you will be mailed a refund check within three weeks.

 

Does Continuing Education offer non-credit online courses?
Continuing Education offers hundreds of online courses that you can take from the comfort of your home and office at the times that are most convenient for you.  Classes begin each month and run for six weeks; lessons provided twice a week.  (www.ed2go.com/fvccce)

 

Can I use financial aid to pay for my classes?  Are there scholarships or financial assistance?
Financial aid is not available for non-credit classes, nor are there scholarships or financial assistance.

 

Is there homework or tests for non-credit classes?  Do I receive a grade?
On occasion, there may be a project or task to complete between classes.  In most instances, there will be no homework or tests.  Non-credit classes are not graded.

 

Are there discounts for seniors?
If you are age 65 or older, you receive a $5 discount on any non-credit class that has a fee of $20 or more.

 

Is there a charge for community lectures?  Do I have to register?
Community lectures are free and open to the public; you do not need to register.

 

How do I find out about teaching a non-credit class?
We welcome inquiries from potential instructors.  A “Desire to Teach” packet is available online. See the “Instructor” link on the Continuing Education home page.

 

Still have questions?
Call (406) 756-3832 or email at ceinfo@fvcc.edu


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Last modified: February 10, 2014