FAQs

What is the Division of Economic and Community Development?
The Division of Economic and Community Development is the area of the college devoted to economic, workforce, and enrichment programs for the business sector and the community at large. Included in this division are various departments that provide professional training, leisure courses, as well as outreach to the community in terms of business assistance, a civic center, lecture series, and customized educational programs. Our programs and services vary, but our commitment to the development of the local economy and sense of community is shared throughout these divisional departments.
How do I register for an ECD course?
Click here for registration details.
When can I register for classes?
Registration Dates for 2014-2015
Registration for Spring Classes opens December 2, 2014
Registration for Summer Classes opens April 7, 2015
Registration for Fall Classes opens August 4, 2015
Register early to secure your seat and to ensure the course meets enrollment criteria. Students may only register online for classes prior to the class start date. Late registration is possible for certain classes up until the 10% date of the course and must be done in person or by phone.
How much do courses cost?
Tuition fees for Community Enrichment and Self Supporting classes varies and are guided by the costs involved in delivering the course.
Tuition fees for Occupational Extension Courses are set by the NC Legislature and based on total hours of the course.
  • 1-24 hours - $70.00
  • 25-49 hours - $125.00
  • 50+ hours - $180.00
  • Additional charges may include insurance and technology fees
FREE Classes and Programs?
College & Career Readiness/High School programs are free of charge
Emergency Service and Human Resource Development classes may be fee waived with proper documentation
What payment methods are accepted?
Payment is required at the time of registration to reserve your seat
Register online via MasterCard or Visa
Cash, check, or credit card are acceptable payments for walk-ins and phone-in calls
Do I need to purchase books and materials for my classes?
Books and materials may be required for certain classes at an additional charge
Refer to the course schedule to find out if textbooks or materials are required for your class.
To purchase textbooks in person at your CCCC campus location, remember to bring your class registration receipt with your course number and student ID.
To purchase textbooks online through the CCCC bookstore, or to check store hours and locations, click here.
What age must I be to register for a class?
In general, a student must be at least 16 years old to register and attend an Economic and Community Development course. There are exceptions for Summer enrichment programs geared toward minors.
A Dual Enrollment form is required for any student under the age of 18 to be registered in an ECD class. Download Dual Enrollment Form.
Emancipated minors and high school drop outs over the age of 16 can be admitted with the appropriate documentation.
ECD Minor Release Form
Who can use WebAdvisor to register online?
You must be 18 years or older to register online
You must have a required active email account
You must have an acceptable form of payment--MasterCard or Visa
If you are a returning student registering online and receive the error message that you cannot be uniquely identified, contact the ECD registration line at 919-718-7500 to verify or update your contact information.
What programs offer online registration?
Most classes are available for online registration through WebAdvisor.
Classes requiring pre-requisites or document verification will require instructor or staff approval prior to online registration
Can I register for a course and pay through third party billing?
At the time of registration, a letter on official company letterhead, is required specifying your name and course, and also the name and address of the person to receive the invoice.
What programs qualify for a tuition waiver?
Emergency Services Training Courses
  • Registration fees may be waived for both Paid and Volunteer Firefighters, Fire Department personnel, EMS and Rescue workers, and Law Enforcement Officers in the state of North Carolina.
  • EMS and Fire personnel in a North Carolina Department will be verified through department rosters
  • Employees of privately owned, federal, and for-profit agencies are not eligible for tuition waivers
  • Former students with current waiver information on file may register online through WebAdvisor.
  • New students may submit a request for a WebAdvisor Student Waiver Account by completing and submitting the form below.
  • Account Set Up Request Form for ESTC (Please allow 1-2 business days for us to verify and set up your account.)
Human Resource Development Courses (HRD)/Job Seeker/Unemployed
  • If you have received notification of a layoff or are currently unemployed, you may qualify for free classes (fee waiver) that will help you with your job search and job-readiness skills.
  • To register for free Human Resource Development courses (HRD), download and complete the Student Registration and Waiver Form.
  • You may contact our office for help completing the waiver application and registration forms.
How do I drop a class and request a refund?
In order to drop a class for refund, a formal request must be made to the Continuing Education office at 919-718-7500
The refund process time is 3-4 weeks
A student refund will come in the form of credit card reimbursement or a check, depending upon the original payment method
Student Refund Request Form as PDF or Word.
Refund Policy
Students who withdraw from a class prior to the start date of the class are eligible to receive a full (100%) refund
Students withdrawing from a class on the first day of class and before the 10% date will receive a 75% refund
Students withdrawing from a class after the 10% census date of the course are not eligible for any refund
Why did my class get cancelled?
At times it may be necessary for Central Carolina Community College to cancel a class. If any course is cancelled by CCCC, a full refund will be given to the student. EARLY registration will help ensure a class makes.
Can I repeat a course?
The Continuing Education course repeat policy limits the number of times a student may take a particular class within a specified time period.
Occupational Extension classes may not be repeated more than twice within a five-year period, unless required for certification, licensure, or recertification.
Occupational courses can be identified by a course code that begins with anything other than CSP, SEF, BSP or SBC.
What is the attendance policy?
The 80% class attendance policy requires students to participate in at least 80% of the course in order to receive a satisfactory completion grade and be awarded CEUs. This policy is specified for most Continuing Education classes at CCCC.
Do ECD classes provide course credit?
ECD courses are non-credit training and enrichment classes and do not provide college credit.
ECD Professional Development programs do provide Continuing Education Credits (CEU's).
What is ed2go and how do I register for ed2go courses?
Ed2Go courses are certificate and enrichment classes with instruction provided completely online. They offer flexible start dates for students and are provided on demand. For more information on ed2go or to search and register for an ed2go course, click here.
Can I obtain federal financial aid for continuing education classes?
No, federal financial aid is not available for continuing education classes. However, a limited number of scholarships are available for occupational courses each year.
What scholarship programs are available to help with my financial responsibilities?
Central Carolina Community College has several scholarship opportunities for students wishing to enroll in occupational training or certification courses, including funds that may be available to assist with tuition, fees, books, supplies, and child care. To find out if you qualify for any scholarship programs, contact your county location.
How can I find out what pre-requisites are required to enroll in specific programs?
Information about pre-requisites can be found on the department web pages.
The departments that have program pre-requisites are listed below:
Can I teach a course?
We are always recruiting adjunct instructors and trainers to deliver courses in our departments. Requirements vary depending on the nature of the course, but include credentials and experience. If you are interested in teaching, click here to complete an application and submit it to the college Human Resources Department or the contact person on the specific department homepage.
I need a speaker for my civic group, who should I contact?
We have several faculty and staff that would be glad to speak to your groups. For more information, contact the Economic and Community Development Division's Continuing Education office at 919-718-7500.
Are disability services available for students enrolling in ECD classes?
Yes, to help all students meet their educational goals, the college has a variety of services available to help individuals with disabilities. To discuss disability services and accomodations, please contact our Special Populations coordinator Matthew Smith at 919-718-7416. Additional information about the disability services policy can be found at www.cccc.edu/studentservices/specialpopulations.