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Continuing Education Units (CEU) (Policy)

Office of Origin: Academic Affairs 
Responsibility: Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Original Date Adopted: 01-27-87 
Dates Reviewed: 12-5-17; 4-17-18; 3-16-21; 10/27/21(C)
Last Date Board Approved: 4-17-2018

As determined by demand, Lake Michigan College (the College) will offer continuing education services (credit free) programs and activities for economic development, job upgrading, personal development and public service (e.g., short courses, seminars, workshops, conferences concerts, lectures and forums.) When participants attend continuing education and contract training programs, participants may receive CEUs (continuing education units). Participants must complete a College continuing education registration form to receive CEUs and successfully complete the course.  Enrollees may also obtain an official transcript of CEU courses, seminars, and certificate programs taken to improve professional development skills at the College.  Participants have the responsibility to verify applicability with their respective sponsoring organization or professional board before attending a program.

Where necessary, CEUs will be awarded for satisfactory participation in the credit free activities that meet specific instructional criteria. The College will establish procedures as may be required to implement this policy effectively. 

  1. One contact hour = .1 CEU. When calculating the number of CEUs for a course, the number of contact minutes must be totaled and divided by 60 to arrive at the number of contact hours. Total contact hours must then be divided by 10 to obtain the number of CEUs. CEUs must be expressed in tenths of a CEU; For example, 17 contact hours equate to 1.7 CEUs and a three-contact hour course equates to .3 CEU.
  2. These courses and programs are designed to meet the regional community needs of students and businesses, and fees are determined accordingly. Continuing education activity presenters and instructors are responsible for generating certain information. This includes the activity title, description, learning outcomes, and content. The format is determined by the activity organizers. However, the learning outcomes statements must be reviewed and approved by the College’s Instructional Designer.  
  3. Registration fees for continuing education courses, seminars or certificate programs, and contract training programs must be paid by the individual enrolled or the sponsoring organization.
  4. The College reserves the right to require documentation acceptable to the College in all cases of residency determination and verification for State of Michigan programs including, but not limited to, current address, voter registration, driver’s license, high school transcript, and/or social security number.
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