Continuing Education Resources

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized unit of measurement for noncredit continuing education programs. It is designed to document learning experiences that are valid in their own right but differ from experiences for which academic credits are traditionally awarded.

One CEU represents ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. All non- credit Continuing Education courses are eligible for CEUs.

Why would I want CEUs?

CEUs are recognized by employers and many industry associations. CEUs demonstrate the employee has participated in professional improvement by taking a high-quality, technical-related course and successfully achieved the course's learning objectives.

How many CEUs will I receive?

1.0 CEU is awarded for every 10 hours of class time. For example, if your class is 7 hours long you will receive 0.7 CEUs.

How do I apply for CEUs?

  1. Pay the Cashier a $15 non-refundable administrative fee before the start of the course;

  2. Fill out the CEU Reporting Form;

  3. Notify the instructor at the first class meeting of your desire for CEUs;

  4. Attend and participate in all class sessions;

  5. Obtain instructor's signature at the end of the course;

  6. Submit completed and signed CEU Reporting form with a copy of your receipt to the Continuing Education office in the East Building, Room E129.

CEUs will be awarded after the completion of the course (within 3 business days) by the Dean of Continuing Education or designee. Requestor will receive an original copy for their employer and a second copy for their personal records.

Faculty Resources

Instructor Handbook
The updated Instructor Handbook is an excellent resource for college (and Extended Learning-specific) policies, procedures and other information.

Propose a New Course
New course development and "reinventing" or repackaging existing courses is the key to Continuing Education's growth and success. If you would like to propose a course, please fill out the Course Proposal form, and return to ce@lwtech.edu.