Taking charge of your own learning can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Pierce College Continuing Education classes provide a chance for life-long learners to do what they have always dreamed about - learn a language, improve your computer skills, start a business, pursue a passion, travel the world, take a class online, or try a new sport or leisure activity. You can document your non-credit learning experiences with CEUs or Clock Hours whenever you register for a class with Continuing Education.
How are Continuing Education Units (CEU's) and Clock Hours different than college credit? They were originally designed for professionals who have already attained a certain level of education and need to take Continuing Education and training to renew their license or certification. Today, CEUs and Clock Hours provide a nationally recognized measurement of participation in an organized continuing education experience, training session or workshop under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.
What are Clock Hours?
Pierce College Continuing Education is approved by the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide clock hour certification for K-12 public school instructors. Certification is available for all programs & classes offered in our bulletin, including online courses. Course must meet a minimum of three contact hours. One “clock hour” is equal to one contact hour of instruction. A $20 fee per course is added to cover printing, mailing and recordkeeping costs. Upon completion and verification of attendance, students receive an official clock hour form by mail that documents the class and number of clock hours earned. Students are encouraged to keep a copy of the completed form for their records. Please request and pay for Clock Hours when you register for a class. Effective Winter Quarter 2011, there will be a $10 fee for replacement certificates.
What are CEUs?
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for all program & classes offered in our bulletin for a fee of $20 per course. CEUs provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of those who have completed a significant number of hours in non-credit courses, specialized training, professional workshops, seminars or conferences. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of instruction. Upon completion and verification of attendance, students receive an official Pierce College CEU certificate documenting the class and number of CEUs earned. Students are encouraged to keep a copy of the completed form for their records. Please ask for CEU's when you register for a class. Effective Winter Quarter 2011, there will be a $10 fee for replacement certificates.
CEU's for Outside Organizations:
We also work with outside organizations to sponsor CEUs for non-credit workshops and training sessions or conferences. Prior approval of course content and registration through Pierce College is required. If your business or organization is interested in offering CEUs for employee or member training, please give us a call before you set up your event so we can help you with registration and CEU's.
CEU/Clock Hour Contact: (253)840-8452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.