Frequently Asked Questions

What is Continuing Education?

LIT’s Continuing Education provides quality instruction in non-degree and non-diploma educational activities for adults. Continuing Education courses do not earn academic credit that is transferrable for an academic transcript. These courses are designed to provide specifi c knowledge and/or upgrade skills. A variety of courses are offered to meet vocational, cultural, intellectual, social, and recreational interests. Other programs are designed to provide occupational training for existing, new, and expanding industries and individuals at all levels of employment.


Who can enroll in a Continuing Education class?

Enrollment to all public continuing education, corporate college, and life-long learning programs are open to adults 18 years and older on a first-come basis with an exception for courses that require specific enrollment requirements to be met. Exceptions for the age requirement of 18 may not apply to all courses; contact the WTCE office at 409-880-8114.


Do I have to be admitted to Lamar Institute of Technology as a student to take a Continuing Education Course?

No. You do not have to be admitted to LIT Continuing Education student to take continuing education courses.


Does Continuing Education award any type of credit?

Continuing Education courses do not earn academic credit; however, some courses award continuing education units (CEUs).


What is a Continuing Education Unit (CEU)?

One CEU is defined as “10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education program under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction.” CEUs are documented on a printed WTCE Transcript in addition to the issued certificate of completion. CEUs are vastly recognized as a form of professional development in the requirement of meeting continued educational training.


What if I have questions about a class or program?

If you have questions about a specifi c course or program; please, contact the Department of Continuing Education at (409) 880-8114.


Who teaches continuing education courses and/or workshops?

Classes are taught by qualifi ed experts in the area of instruction. Instructors may be Lamar Institute of Technology faculty members, professionals, or someone with advanced experience in the topic of instruction. In some cases the college partners with regional and national training providers.


Is there a fee for continuing education courses?

Current course fees are listed in the corresponding course schedule and fliers printed with LIT’s seal of approval for each individual course offering. All tuition fees must be paid in full before a registration is complete. Courses may have additional charges for supplies, testing, or other necessary expenses, which will be noted in either the course syllabus or with the course description.