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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How do I register for a CE course?

What courses are offered through Continuing Education?

What is Kids College?

Does financial aid cover CE classes?

Do you have financial help for classes?

How soon can I register for classes?

When is the last day to register for classes?

How long are the courses?

What times are classes offered?

Where are classes held?

Is there an age requirement for CE classes?

What hours are you open?

Are there prerequisites for any classes?

I don’t know where to find my shot records; where do I start?

When is tuition due?

Is there a payment plan?

Do you have to have my social security number when I register?

If I drop from class do I get a refund?

 

How do I register for a CE course? 

The registration process for a CE course will depend on the course you want to enroll in.  If it is a basic course or a personal enrichment course in which no shot records, IDs, or background checks are required students can register in person, online, or over the phone.  For many of our health career classes shot records, valid social security card, valid government issued picture ID, full tuition and other items are required at the time of registration.  Specifics on each program can be found at http://www.vernoncollege.edu/CE/FastPacedCareers.aspx  under the specific program you are interested in.   Some courses require onsite registration; for onsite registration students can visit our Vernon College, Vernon Campus at 4400 College Drive in Vernon or our Century City Center at 4105 Maplewood Ave in Wichita Falls. Online registration can be done at https://forms.vernoncollege.edu/ceregfrm3.htm  you will need a valid Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card to complete this process.  You can also register over the phone with a valid Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card at 940 696-8752 ext 3295.

 

 

What courses are offered through Continuing Education?

Vernon College Continuing Education offers a wide variety of classes.  Schedules are published each quarter including Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.  You can see our schedules at http://www.vernoncollege.edu/CE/CourseSchedule.aspx .  Classes included career classes, personal enrichment, and customized training for business and industry.  We also have a variety of online classes that may fit your needs.  Check out our page at http://www.vernoncollege.edu/CE/.

  

What is Kids College?

Kids College is Vernon College’s summer kids program.  Classes for Kids College are approximately 1 week in length for children 4-13 years old.  Classes include kids in the kitchen, guitar, sports camps, fun factory, science camp, horse camp and more.  Camps change each summer and vary from our Vernon Campus to our Wichita Falls Campus. 

 

Does financial aid cover CE classes?

No, traditional financial aid does not cover continuing education classes.  There are CE scholarships available for some classes that qualify based on financial need. 

 

Do you have financial help for classes?

A Vernon College scholarship may be available for certain programs.   Scholarships are based on financial need and may pay a portion of qualifying tuition.  Students may call or come to the CE office to see if a course qualifies for a scholarship and to pick up an application.   Several of our programs are on the high demand occupation list at Workforce Solutions.  This qualifies them for funding if the applicant is eligible and if there are funds available.  Students must contact Workforce Solutions, at 940 322-8220, and make an appointment with a counselor. 

 

How soon can I register for classes?

Students can register for upcoming classes as soon as the quarterly schedule is published. 

 

When is the last day to register for classes?

Continuing Education encourages all students to register at least 1 week prior to the start of class.  Some program may have an application process with earlier deadlines registration deadlines.  See course flier for details.  Students should be aware that some classes fill up fast or have application deadlines that will affect their registration. 

 

How long are the courses?

Classes range from one day to nine months.  Our career classes are typically longer and may have multiple classes that make up the program.  Our fun, personal enrichment classes may last just a few hours or a few days depending on the topic.

 

What times are classes offered?

Continuing Education classes are offered at a variety of times.  Classes are typically held in the afternoon, at nights, or on the weekend to accommodate student’s schedules.  

 

Where are classes held?

Vernon College CE classes are held in a variety of places.  They include the Vernon campus in Vernon, Century City Center in Wichita Falls on Maplewood, Skills Training Center on 287 S at the Hammon Road exit, and our newest Culinary Academy in Burkburnett on 3rd Street.  Occasionally our programs are held off campus.  Please note the location of your class upon registration. 

 

Is there an age requirement for CE classes?

A program may have a minimum age requirement based on state guidelines, but it does vary by professional organization.   Please check the flier for each program to see what the requirements are.  Any student attending a personal enrichment class, other than Kids College, under the age of 16 must have an adult enrolled in the same class. 

 

What hours are you open?

Vernon College is open Monday –Thursday from 8am-6pm and Fridays from 8am-12pm beginning August – May.  Summer Hours are Monday –Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm, and closed Fridays.  Please note that Vernon College will be closed for various holidays and staff development days.

 

Are there prerequisites for any classes?

There are no prerequisites for most continuing education courses.    For “programs” such as Culinary/Hospitality, Phlebotomy, and Dental Assisting, students must complete all classes in the order they are offered and must pass each one before moving on.  Prerequisites such as a HS diploma, shot records, etc. will be listed in the schedule under course description. 

 

I don’t know where to find my shot records; where do I start?

Students enrolling in some of our healthcare programs will be required to provide their updated shot records upon enrollment.  Records can be found at the last place you had vaccinations (for example the local health department, your employer, your doctor’s office, etc.).   If you are a recent high school graduate you may check with your high school for a copy of your records.  If you don’t know where to start it may be necessary to get the vaccinations again.  The Hepatitis B vaccination, a series of 3 shots, takes 4-6 months to complete.  Students must be complete with all required shots before any direct patient care.  If you are certain that you have had shots, but are no longer able to get proof you may have a titer drawn to show immunity.  We need either proof of the required doses of each vaccination or positive immunity to the vaccinations. 

 

When is tuition due?

Tuition is due at the time of enrollment/registration.  If a scholarship is awarded the balance is due before the student’s spot in the class is secured.  If a 3rd party agency is paying for the student’s tuition,  the student must present a letter, on company letterhead, that includes student’s name, course, tuition/book fees covered, and billing information.   Early registration is encouraged to secure a student’s spot in a class.  

 

Is there a payment plan?

A payment plan is not available through Continuing Education.  Students only pay for the classes they are currently taking.  For example, students enrolling in the dental assisting program would register for the first two classes.  Then upon completion of those classes the student would pay tuition for the next classes as they are offered. 

 

Do you have to have my social security number when I register?

Vernon College is a community college and receives some of our funding from the state.    Due to this state funding we must report enrollment to the state to assure that Vernon College is meeting its mission of serving our 12 county service area.  Unfortunately social security numbers are the only unique identifier recognized by the state.  These are used to verify that we officially had the enrollment and provided services that we claim to be providing.  Without your social security number we have no way to count you as a student at Vernon College, therefore affecting our ability to obtain state funding for future programs.  Once you have registered for a Vernon College class you will be given a student ID which can be used for future enrollment. 

 

If I drop from class do I get a refund?

Once a course has began Continuing Education cannot offer a refund.    If a student does not meet the attendance policy for any reason and is dismissed from a program, a refund will not be available.    If a student requests a refund at least one Vernon College business day prior to the start of class, a refund will be processed minus a $5.00 fee.  A full refund is made if the class is cancelled by the college. Refund policy may be different for some programs; see program information for details.