Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend South's Continuing Education classes?
South Seattle College Continuing Education classes are open
to everyone over the age of 18. Students under 18 will be permitted only
with prior consent of the parent, instructor and Continuing Education staff.
What are my options for noncredit online courses and programs?
We offer both courses and worker retraining certificate programs online.
www.ed2go.com/southsea has over 350 choices of 6-week online
courses. Each course starts monthly (usually the second Wednesday
of each month); runs for 6-weeks, with a 2-week grace period at the
end. Each course consists of 12 lessons for 24 hours of instruction;
most for $125. CEUs for vouchers and clock hours for teachers are
awarded upon request and successful completion of the course. If
interested in one of these courses but not sure it is the correct one
for you, sign-up as "I'll pay South Seattle College directly" and have
access to the first 2 lessons through the first Sunday night for FREE.
If you want the rest of the lessons, call us at(206) 934-5339 to pay
for the course.
https://careertraining.ed2go.com/southced/ offers 3-12 month online worker
retraining and certificate preparation programs. Available for
immediate registration - start whenever you want. All books and
materials are included in the price and will be sent to you upon
registration. Financing may be available through ed2go career training.
Review program outlines and demos. (CEUs & clock hours awarded)
www.learnatsouth.org has listings for 2 other providers of online courses:
Virtual Education Software, inc. (VESi) offers online continuing education
courses for teaching professionals that are convenient, relevant, and affordable.
These interactive courses provide expert instruction at a pace that fits your schedule.
They are relevant to the significant educational and social issues in today’s schools,
as well as to the requirements you need to meet for re-license or career
advancement. Self-paced. Start anytime. Classes are 30 hours or 45 clock hours
LERN’s UgotClass online certificate programs are for 21st Century Skills covering:
Business, Communication, Career Skills, Health, Leadership, Management, New Media
Marketing, Teachers. Courses are one month for 16 clock hours or 1.6 CEUs for $145.
Course content and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course session. You can
work ahead or go back and review at your convenience.
Not sure which online class is right for you? The Continuing Education staff
will be happy to assist you and share the insight learned from students who
have taken these classes. Call 206-934-5339 or e-mail email@example.com
How do I register for Continuing Education classes?
There are 5 quick & easy ways to register:
• Here Online:
Select course(s) you wish to attend, click on "Add to Shopping Cart" and
proceed through the checkout. We accept credit card payments online
(Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express). Our site is secure and we
do not keep credit card numbers once your order is submitted.
• By Fax: 206-934-6699
Fax the completed registration form with your Visa/MC/Discover/Amex card
information, 24 hours every day. If you wish, you can fax your form without
your credit card information and call us with your card number.
• By Mail:
Send your completed registration form with your check or money order
(made out to South) to:
South Seattle College
6000 16th Ave SW, OLY 130
Seattle, WA 98106
• By Phone: 206-934-5339
Anyone on our staff will be happy to take your registration over the phone
during office business hours. If you are calling after hours or your call goes
to voice mail, please leave a message and phone number and someone will
get back to you within 24 business hours. Please leave your name, phone
or email and the class(es) you are interested in taking.
• In Person at the Continuing Education Office:
Our Continuing Education Office is open [Summer hours: Monday through
Thursday, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm; Fridays, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Our office is located in Olympic Hall (room 130) right next to the South
entrance of the building. The Olympic Hall sits at the end of the South Parking lot.
Campus map (South Seattle College is closed on Memorial Day,
July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after, Christmas Eve, Christmas,
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, and President's Day holidays.)
Will I receive a receipt in the mail?
After we receive your payment, you will receive your confirmation letter via
e-mail. If you do not have an email address, your confirmation will be mailed
to you. We encourage you to register online to receive the most efficient
response. When not registering online, expect to receive your confirmation
letter by mail before the first class meeting. It is your responsibility to let
us know prior to your first class if you did not receive your confirmation.
To whom do I pay the material fee?
Your class description indicates if the class has a material fee and how it is
to be paid. Some material fees are paid at the time of registration and most
are paid directly to the instructor at the first of class. If you have any
questions, please contact the Continuing Education staff at 206-934-5339.
What do I need to bring to class?
If your class has any special requirements (apron, drawing paper, bag lunch,
etc.) it will be listed under "Things to Bring" to class. Read this part carefully
on your confirmation. The "Important Notes" section will tell you if there is
anything irregular about the class schedule (holidays, skipped days, class
field trips, etc.).
Can I register on the first day of class?
You may register if there is space available and the instructor has enough
materials for you. (For art and food classes, please register at least 72 hours
prior to guarantee supplies.) We encourage you to register early as classes
may fill up prior to the class date. Classes with low enrollment may be
canceled prior to the first day of class so registration at least one week
before the class is scheduled to start is encouraged.
Why do classes get canceled?
If a class does not meet minimum enrollment, it will be canceled 48 hours
prior to the start date. If you are interested in a class, please call to register
at least a week in advance. Register your friends to take the class with you!
Unfortunately, people often call at the last minute after a class has been
canceled and everyone is disappointed. Instructors need to prepare and
often purchase materials for their classes and we need to give them at least
2 days lead time.
If your class is canceled, Continuing Education staff will contact you by
e-mail and phone. Please make sure we have all your current contact
information. You will receive a 100% refund or given the option to transfer
your registration to another class for any classes we cancel. Depending on
the form of payment (check/charge), you can expect to receive your refund
within two to four weeks.
What if I can't attend a class for which I am registered?
Please contact the Continuing Education office as soon as possible. If you
cancel within 2 business days before the first class meets, we will refund all
but a $6.00 processing fee.* If you choose to transfer, the processing
fee will be waived. Class and material fees can not be refunded after the first
session of a course has started. *(Exceptions: Electric Vehicles and CFP Live Review)
What about parking?
Parking permits are required if you choose to park anytime, everywhere
on our main campus. Daily parking passes ($3) are sold at ticket machines in the North,
South and front Visitor parking lots, (debit/credit cards, dollar bills or exact change only). If you wish
to pre-purchase passes or need change, please come to the Continuing Education
office (CED) in Olympic Hall before 6:00 p.m. For convenience, you may want to
buy a quarterly pass (available at the Cashier's office or CED office). Quarterly
Parking Passes are $25.00. A pass provides you with unlimited parking, evenings and weekends
throughout the quarter. With a pass, you may park in either the North or South
parking lots. Please feel free to call CED with questions Monday - Thursday from
8:30 am - 6:00 pm; or Friday from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where do classes meet?
Classes are held in a variety of classrooms, conference room and kitchens
on the South Seattle College campus. We also use offsite
locations at the community centers and artists' studios. Specific directions
and parking instructions are sent with your class confirmation.
Can I get grades, clock hours or CEUs for my class?
South Seattle College Continuing Education does not give grades
for Lifelong Learning classes. These classes are non-credit. Clock hours, CEUs,
and letters of completion can be arranged for many of the lifelong learning
classes (including online classes). Contact Continuing Education staff prior
to the start of the class for details.
Are your class rooms handicapped-accessible?
South Seattle College is committed to making its classes
accessible to members of the disabled community. Please call the Continuing
Education Office at 206-934-5339 to arrange for accessibility.
What buses come to the campus?
Bus routes #128 to Admiral District or Southcenter and #125 to Downtown
make stops in front of the Robert Smith Building (RSB). (See campus map.)
The #125 (southbound) to Southcenter makes a stop on 16th Ave SW, across
the street from the campus. You can call METRO (206-553-3000) or check the
METRO timetable for bus route schedules. PLEASE NOTE: Bus #128
does not come to campus on weekends.
What happens in case of bad weather/emergencies?
Campus closures will be posted at this website: The regional Flash Alert website: https://www.flashalert.net/regions/seattle-western-washington/ (note: click on your college for information regarding closures.)
Local news/network and radio stations will publicize messages we post.
Can I purchase gift certificates?
Yes, share the magic of lifelong learning! Purchase a gift certificate for a
specific class or for a dollar amount that can be applied to a class of the
recipient's choice. Gift certificates can be arranged through the Continuing
Education staff either by phone, 206-934-5339 or by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also purchase a gift certificate
online by choosing the "Buy an eGift card" option at the top of the page. Upon
purchase, a paper certificate is available and can be mailed to the buyer
or the recipient upon request.
Where is South Seattle College?
map and driving directions or see the contact us page.