Fees and Policy

Financial Assistance for Continuing Education

Students seeking financial assistance must enroll in our Employability Skills Lab completing various job search activities. Financial assistance is available for the courses:

  • Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)
  • Certified Production Technician (CPT)
  • HVAC
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Automation/Mechatronics
  • Truck Driver Training


Adult Basic Skills

  • Financial Assistance available for HSE students' GED® of HiSET® test fees through PCC Foundation for those students who met eligibility criteria.
  • PCC's HSE students who pass GED® or HiSET® tests at PCC are eligible for one free college course through PCC Foundation awards.
  • ABS students who score 9th grade or above (236 CASAS) are eligible to enroll in Basic Skills Plus and receive one free college and one free CE course.


Continuing Education Course Schedule

Project Skill-Up (PSU)

Project Skill-Up is a grant provided by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission for Caswell or Person County residents who have been affected by the decline in the tobacco industry.  The grant pays up to $500 towards registrations fees, books, required supplies, and state-exam fees for students who qualifies as a First Generation Farm Student*.   

*Who qualifies as First Generation Farm Student?  Anyone who or who’s parents farmed or worked on a farm. A preference will be given to tobacco farmers and tobacco farm workers.  Also, those with the same family connection to tobacco manufacturing are included in this definition.


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA is a federally funded program for low income adults and dislocated workers enrolled or wishing to enroll in occupational training through Curriculum or Continuing Education. These funds may assist with registration fees, books, tools, required supplies, state-exam fees, and childcare.

Applicant must be 18 years or older, a US citizen or eligible non-citizen, and a high school/high school equivalency graduate. To apply, students must complete a WIOA application, assessment tests, and provide eligibility verification.0

Golden LEAF Scholarship Program

The Golden LEAF Scholarship offers reimbursement of up to $250 towards a continuing education class that leads to a state or national credential and is at least 96 hours in length. Students must be residents of Caswell or Person Counties, meet income requirements, complete an application, and provide required documentation and receipts.

Download the Golden LEAF Application

State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Scholarship

State Employees Credit Union Foundation (SECU) has established the SECU Bridge to Career Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to obtain a state or industry recognized credential through Workforce Development. There are three pathways; each course is eligible for a $500 scholarship:

  • Allied Health (Phlebotomy; Cardiovascular Technician; EMT)
  • Advanced Manufacturing (Certified Logistics Technician; Certified Production Technician; Advanced Manufacturing/Siemens Level I)
  • Construction (HVAC Heating; HVAC Air Conditioning)

Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship should contact the Workforce Development Department.

Contact Information

For more information on any of the above services, please contact the Workforce Development office.

Caswell County:                        Person County:

Bonnie Gibson, Office Assistant                    Sandra P. Parker
(336) 694-8064                                              (336) 322-2480
bonnie.gibson@piedmontcc.edu                  sandra.parker@piedmontcc.edu

Lori Watlington, Associate Director              
(336) 694-8080                                             


Registration and Paying for Courses

Welcome and thank you for choosing Piedmont Community College for your Continuing Education and Workforce Development needs. In this section you will find information regarding registration fees, refund policy, and repeat policy. You will also find a link to our course schedules.

Registration fees are established in compliance with North Carolina law and vary according to the type and length of course. Current registration fees are:

Continuing Education Course Schedule

Click below to download the Continuing Education Registration form.


Occupational Extension Course Fee Schedule:

0-24 hours, $70;
25-50 hours, $125;
51+ hours, $180.  

 CE Price List for Certificate and Credential Courses



Self Supporting Courses

Self Supporting course fees vary. Please consult the course schedule for registration fees. Tuition waivers may not be used for Self Supporting courses.

Refund Policy

A student who officially withdraws from a course prior to the first day of class, will be eligible for a 100 percent refund, if requested. Classes that are canceled do not require a request from a student for a refund and will be refunded at 100 percent. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the course on the first day of the course, or prior to the official 10 percent point, if requested. No refund is available after the 10 percent point. In order to receive a refund, the student must officially withdraw from the class.

Repeat Policy

State regulations require that students who take an Occupational Extension course more than twice within a five-year period shall pay a registration fee based on self-supporting rates, not the Occupational Extension Fee Schedule. For a job-related course taken more than twice in a five-year period, students must pay for the course at the higher self-supporting rate, unless the student is required to repeat the course for certification or license renewal.