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Books and Supplies

Unless otherwise noted in the course description, books and supplies will be furnished by the Office of Continuing Education.

Campus Police

Campus police officers patrol the JSU main campus during evening hours. You may reach the campus police by calling 782-6000.

Children

Children under 16 are not allowed in adult classes without permission from the Director.

Classroom Assignments

Classroom assignments will be in your confirmation letter. If time permits, you will be notified by the Office of Continuing Education of any classroom changes. If you have questions about the location of your class, call 256-782-5918.

Parking Policy

If you have registered for a course that meets on the main campus of JSU between the hours of 8AM - 5PM, Monday through Friday, you must apply for a visitor's parking permit from the JSU Police Department. The University Police Department is located in Salls Hall across the street from Curtis Hall on Forney Avenue. Please place the visitor's parking permit inside the passenger's side windshield on the day of the class. If your class is in the Houston Cole Library, please do not park in a red or blue space. If your class is at the McClellan campus during the hours of 8AM - 5PM, please park in the lower parking lot near the baseball field. If your class begins after 5PM, you may park in the upper parking lot near the classroom entrance.

Weather

In case of inclement weather, classes may be postponed. Snow, ice or power failure may force building and campus closings. Anytime Jacksonville State University is closed, the Office of Continuing Education is also closed. Courses that meet outdoors may be affected by rain. If you have any doubt, listen to radio and television announcements or call 256-782-6000.

Are You Disabled?

We are here to accomodate your needs! Please call 256-782-5918 at least one month in advance to guarantee that your continuing education experience is the best it can be!

Non-Credit Registration and Payment Policies

Payment is due at the time of registration. For company-sponsored individuals, registration(s) will be confirmed when the authorization to bill the sponsoring company has been received by the Office of Continuing Education.

You will receive a confirmation letter in the mail after we receive your registration. Please read it carefully for any updated information.

Attendance Policy

Failure to attend a non-credit course does not constitute withdrawal. The JSU Office of Continuing Education must be notified directly. If withdrawal is made by the registrant at least three days prior to the course's beginning, a complete refund will be obtained. Refunds will not be made available after this time. Participant substitutions may be made at any time.

Course Cancellations

Non-credit courses are subject to cancellation if enrollment is not sufficient. The Office of Continuing Education apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause you. In the event that a course is canceled, a registrant has the option of applying the fees paid to another course or receiving a complete refund.

Misprints

The Office of Continuing Education will not be held responsible for misprints (typos) with regard to course fees, dates, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Tax Deduction

Treasury regulations may permit an income tax deduction for educational and training exercises (registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) taken to maintain and improve professional skills.

Course Locations

Most Continuing Education programs are held at the Jacksonville State University McClellan Center. Other courses have different locations as shown. We reserve the right to change the instructor, time, date, and room to better facilitate the program.

Course Times

All course times listed in the catalog are Central Standard Time.

If you have any questions or comments, call us at (256) 782-5918.


Frequently Asked Questions


What is Continuing Education?
Continuing Education is an opportunity to study a variety of subjects in a stimulating atmosphere of academic and recreational excellence. No high school diploma or admission to JSU is required.

Who can attend?
Everyone from youth to senior citizens! Continuing Education courses cover a full range of ages, interests, and professional requirements.

Who teaches the courses?
Our instructors come from all walks of life... JSU professors, CEOs, business professionals, culinary experts, crafters, and more! All are experts in their fields.

Do I get college credit?
Continuing Education courses are non-credit. There are no academic credits issued for completing a Continuing Education course. CEUs (Continuing Education Units of Credit) are awarded for completion of all courses.

What kinds of courses are available?
Recreational, educational, professional, computing, certification, online courses, and more! We offer a wide range of courses for everyone.

When do I register?
When you find a course that interests you, you can register immediately. The usual deadline is the week before the class starts. Minimum enrollment levels are established for each course; when registrations fail to achieve those levels, the course is canceled. We reserve the right to change the instructor, time, date, and room to better facilitate the program. You can register for any course up until the day it begins as long as it has not been filled or canceled. Course fees are due at registration.

What if I need to cancel my registration?
If you are unable to attend the class for any reason, you must call our office and cancel your registration. Cancellations must be made three working days prior to the start of the class for a full refund unless otherwise specified. Refunds will not be available after class has started. Failure to attend does not constitute withdrawal or cancellation.

Are you interested in a course that we are not offering this semester?
If so, let us know and we'll do all we can to accomodate you in our next semester. Whether it is a leisure learning course, a professional development course, certification course, or any other, we invite your suggestions and interest.

Do you have an expertise you would like to share?
Continuing Education is always looking for qualified instructors to teach our management, real estate, and leisure learning classes. If you are interested in teaching a course, please let us know... we would be happy to talk with you. Give us a call today at 256-782-5918 or toll free 1-800-634-7199.

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