No, financial aid cannot be applied toward the non-credit classes provided by Continuing Education.
If we don’t receive the minimum number of students needed to cover expenses for a class, it may be cancelled. The cancellation is usually decided at least two days or more before the class start date. All students are notified via phone, email, or both, by Continuing Education staff, and refunds are issued (see refund process above).
to receive a refund for your Continuing Education class, you must notify our office by phone (970) 204-8686 or email at least two full business days (48 hours) prior to the start of the class. Exceptions, evaluated on an individual basis, can sometimes be made for emergencies.
Regardless of the original method of payment, all tuition refunds for Continuing Education classes are issued in the form of a check, mailed to the student or sponsor by the FRCC Cashier. The refund check should arrive in your mail within two to three weeks.
Yes, we are glad to provide documentation that verifies the number of CEUs you have earned by completing a Continuing Education course. One CEU can be earned for every 10 hours of instruction. Upon request, we will indicate your CEUs on the course completion certificate that you will receive at the end of the course. If you take one of our online courses through Ed2Go, they can also issue CEUs upon request. If necessary, we can also provide a verification letter for you.
A credit class is one for which you receive college credits upon successful completion. These credits are recorded as part of your college transcript, and they are often transferrable to 4-year Colorado colleges or universities. If you are working toward a certificate or degree at FRCC, you will need credit classes.
A non-credit class is usually taken for personal or professional interest, where there is no need for academic credit. Non-credit classes do not become part of a student’s academic transcript. Continuing Education can provide, however, evidence of completion of a non-credit course, usually in the form of a certificate signed by the instructor.
Continuing Education at Front Range Community College is a non-profit, self-supporting auxiliary of the college. We provide affordable, non-credit classes for the community, at the FRCC Larimer Campus in Fort Collins as well as online classes.
Courses are offered in a wide range of interest areas, including computer applications, graphics applications, web design, professional development, accounting, business applications, foreign languages, construction codes, personal enrichment, hobbies, motorcycle safety, English as a second language, and much more.
Check out our current schedule
, or take a look at our online courses
It all depends upon your goals, and the courses that will be required to meet those goals. If you need college credits, or if you need credit classes in order to pursue a two-year degree or certificate, you should contact an FRCC advisor
and follow the registration process for credit classes.
If you don’t need college credits, and you are seeking short non-credit classes, Continuing Education might be offering the classes you want.
Not at all! Our Continuing Education classes have different start dates throughout the semester, and enrollment is usually open until at least the week before the start date of the class.
No, we are not able to accommodate walk-in registrations. Pre-registration is required for all Continuing Education classes. Since we are a non-profit organization, the tuition money we receive from our students is used to meet all of our expenses. We must know ahead of time if we are going to have the minimum number of students in a class to be able to cover expenses, and how many materials we will need to provide for the class.
Contact the Continuing Education office:
Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
(970) 204-8686 | email
Our instructors are also happy to provide additional information regarding their classes. Due to privacy laws, we are not able to provide their contact information to you. If you will provide your contact information to us, we will pass your question on to the instructor, who either contact you directly, or provide answers for our staff to pass on to you.
We are unable to refund your money unless you drop the class at least 48 hours prior to the start date. However, you may stop by our office and pick up the books or materials if they were included in the cost of the class.
If the same class is being offered the following semester, and there is room in the class after we have received all of the paid registrations, we can sometimes allow you to attend that class.
When comparing class costs, read the class description carefully to see what is provided to the students. How long is the course? Are materials or textbooks provided? If it’s a computer course, is it hands-on in a computer lab or simply an overview class in lecture format? Cost structures vary from course to course, affected by numerous factors.
We don’t currently offer plumbing code classes at the Larimer Campus. However, the Red Rocks Community College (part of the CCCS – Colorado Community College System) does offer these classes. You may visit their website at www.rrcc.edu
for more information.