7.2.2 Continuing Education Units

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RevisedNovember 10, 2003

  1. A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a uniform unit of measurement for a non-curriculum class equivalent to 10 contact hours of participation. CEU’s are awarded for any program that is at least one hour in length.
  2. Responsibility for the final determination of the number of CEU’s to be awarded for a program rests with the Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development/Continuing Education (EWD/CE).
  3. Calculations of contact hours may include the following elements:
    1. In-class time with direct participation between the learner and instructor is converted directly to contact hours.
    2. Activities in which there is no instructor presented, such as supervised independent study, computer-assisted instruction or distance learning instruction, the contact hours are determined after field testing has shown the average amount of time required to complete the activity.
    3. Field experiences, laboratory assignments, and projects may qualify for CEU’s if they are sufficiently structured. The number of contact hours is determined after field-testing has shown the average amount of time required to complete the activity.
  4. The following activities are not to be included when calculating the number of contact hours:
    1. Time for study, assigned reading and other related activities outside the classroom or meeting schedule.
    2. Meeting time devoted to business or committee activities.
    3. Time allotted to events such as socials, refreshment breaks, luncheons, receptions and dinners.
  5. The College shall issue a transcript to each individual who qualifies for CEU credit and requests a record of completion. The College shall archive all permanent transcript records according to record retention procedures.