Distance Education Policies

WTC Distance Education registration is quick and simple. Pick up the application available in the Distance Education office, the Business Affairs office, or at www.wiltech.edu and either mail the completed application and fee payment to the Distance Education office or deliver the completed application to the Distance Education office and make fee payment at the Business Affairs office.

"Upgrading courses" are jointly supported by student fees and state funds. Charges are based on the number of students and the importance of the course in terms of preparing people for the job market. Completely self-supported through student fees, the charges for personal interest courses are based on the cost of the instructor and the number of students in each class. Business and industrial training courses are supported by state funds and student fees. Fees are negotiated by the college and the participating parties.

A minimum number of students is required for a class to be taught. If fewer than the minimum number is enrolled by one week prior to the start date of the class, usually the class is cancelled.

A full tuition refund will be given if a course is cancelled by the College. If the course is taught and a student decides to drop, withdraw, or not come to class, normally no refund is given.

Student Records - A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally-recognized unit of credit for recording satisfactory completion of certain continuing education courses. One CEU represents ten contact hours of instructions. Completion certificates may be awarded to students who satisfactorily complete a continuing education course.

Age Limitations - Normally students under 16 years of age may take distance education courses with the written approval of a parent or guardian. Some courses are not available to minors due to South Carolina laws or due to the discretion of the instructor (primarily for safety concerns).

Due to the nature of distance education funding, senior citizens pay the same fees as other students for all courses. Certain courses with "senior citizen" in the course title show tuition fees as listed for those courses.


For more information, contact James Myers at 843-355-4182 or myersj@wiltech.edu





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