Business and Community Services
- Programs and Services
- Non-credit Course Admission
- Non-credit Information and Policies
- Clayton Performing Arts Center
The mission of Business and Community Services (BCS) is to support economic and community development by providing a wide range of services, training programs, and cultural activities in response to the needs of the community.
No matter what your professional, personal or educational goals, BCS is your training connection for career success or personal development. Our courses are designed to provide practical skills and hands-on training in a targeted, time-limited training environment. Register for only those courses of particular interest, or pursue one of our many professional certificates. We can also customize to meet your company’s specific training and employee development needs.
Most of the continuing education programs offered by BCS are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs). CEUs are awarded for those non-credit activities that meet the criteria established by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A CEU is defined as “10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under capable direction and qualified instruction.” Eighty percent attendance is the minimum requirement for awarding CEUs. Permanent individual records are maintained indicating the number of CEUs awarded to each participant. Certificates of completion are also awarded in certain areas.
Many of the courses offered by BCS are also eligible for continuing professional education (CPE) credits, as well as credit through the American Institute of Architects/Continuing Education System (AIA/CES).
Charges for public non-credit courses are established on an individual
course basis, depending on such elements as length and type of the course,
amount of materials furnished, and instructional costs. Charges for other
programs and services are determined on an individual basis.