Frequently Asked Questions

Continuing Education is the non-credit department of Seattle Central College. Classes are designed for adults in the community for professional development and personal enrichment. 

1. How do I register for a Continuing Education class?

Open enrollment is available online to students ages 18 and over. No college application is necessary. Registrations are processed during normal business hours.

Registration closes 2–3 hours prior to the start time on the day the class begins, Monday through Friday, so we have time to process your payment and email your confirmation. We recommend you register early for your class!

Please see How to Register for more details.

2. Can I get a refund for a class if I decide not to take it, or if a class is cancelled?

Please see our Program Policies about cancellations and refunds

3. Is there any funding or financial aid for Continuing Education classes?

Since Continuing Education classes are non-credit, they do not qualify for financial aid. Students receiving unemployment benefits might qualify for certain resources. For more information, you can contact Workforce Services at Seattle Central College.

4. May I audit a class or use a tuition waiver?

Continuing Education is unable to offer any unpaid seats in classes. Tuition waivers, such as the Washington State Employee or Senior, are reserved for credit programs only, not Continuing Education. For more information, please visit Discounts at Seattle Central College.

5. I am a veteran. Is G.I. Bill funding available for Continuing Education classes?

Continuing Education classes typically do not qualify for vet funding. You can contact Central's Veteran Services department with any questions.

6. I do not see the meeting times or dates for a specific class. Why?

Continuing Education offers online classes though a few educational organizations that might not be date or time specific. If your class is listed as "self-paced" or "instructor-led" this is a class with our partner, Ed2Go.  For details, including information about their format, please visit Ed2Go's FAQ.

7. How do I get documentation for clock hours or request a certificate of completion?

If you are an educator, please visit Clock hours for Educators. To request a certificate of completion, visit: Request a Certificate.

8. I am an au pair. Will Continuing Education classes help me meet my education requirement? 

For more details, please visit Resources for Au Pairs.

9. What books or supplies do I need for my class?

Please see the web page for your class to find out if you need any books or supplies.

10. When I click on some class titles, the link takes me to a different website. Why?

We work closely with a few trusted outside organizations to offer classes where they have expertise. Read about our educational partners.

11. Can my child take a class? 

Continuing Education programs are designed for adult learners. Unless a class is specifically geared toward a younger age group, students under 18 years must obtain permission to enroll, following these guidelines:

  • 16 and 17-year-old students may enroll in some classes with a required release form. However, certain classes require a minimum age of 18 or 21.
  • 14 to 15-year-old students may enroll in some classes if accompanied by a parent or adult guardian over 18 who is registered and participating in the same class. This does not apply to every class, so please contact us to confirm that the class you’re interested in is eligible.

Contact Us

We hope this information has been helpful! If you have any additional questions, please contact us, Monday-Thursday, 8am-4:30pm, and Friday, 8am-noon.