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Educational Credit Program: The College District provides opportunities for full-time employee and retirees to participate in classes for credit and noncredit for personal and professional growth without payment of tuition.
They may participate in any credit course that is listed upon an approved degree plan and that is required to obtain an associate or baccalaureate degree, or that is career-oriented, without payment of tuition and laboratory fees. Credit for a course is recorded upon a transcript. An employee must pay for books and special fees as illustrated by, but not limited to, fees for off-site physical education and schedule changes. As approved by the Board of Trustees at the June 2005 meeting, fees of $50 per credit hour and $3 per continuing education contact hour will be charged to students who are retaking a class for the third time or more. This addition to the base tuition amount is effective for Fall 2005. Employees are also responsible for paying the additional tuition amounts for those classes attempted three or more times, although the base tuition will still be waived. Under the educational credit program, an employee:
In addition employees terminated on August 31, 2011, due to District-wide layoffs, are eligible to participate in the Educational Credit Program from August 3, 2011 through August 2, 2012. Under this special exemption, a former employee:
Noncredit Program: A full-time employee or retiree may participate in any class for personal or professional growth without payment of tuition. An employee shall pay all other fees or charges that are associated with the class. The following standards govern employee participation:
An employee must complete an educational credit program form (Credit Tuition Waiver (PDF - 11KB) or Non Credit Waiver (PDF - 11KB) before each semester or summer session during which the employee wishes to take a course. An employee must obtain approval of the employee's supervisor on the form to participate in the credit program and get approval from the location Director of Human Resources. An employee must register using the published student registration process.
Credit Tuition Waiver Form (PDF - 11KB)
Non Credit Waiver (PDF - 11KB)