Temple College’s Division of Business and Continuing Education is an important component of the total education program at Temple College. As one of the state’s community and technical colleges, Temple College is designated by the Texas Legislature as the primary provider of workforce education and training for our Central Texas area. Business and Continuing Education:
- Partners with local Workforce Board representatives to meet local businesses’ demands for trained workers
- Creates workforce development strategies that respond to current and future needs of a diverse population
- Provides our communities with quality training resources that stimulate personal, workforce and economic development
Business and Continuing Education is Your Center for Career and Workforce Development, Community Programs, and Corporate Training!
The Temple College Division of Business and Continuing Education serves as an educational and skills development resource for business and industry in the Central Texas area. In an effort to improve the prosperity of our region, the Division delivers customer-focused training to address the needs of an ever-changing workforce, leading to improvement in employee performance, productivity and overall effectiveness. Our Business and Continuing Education staff, along with experts in the field, meet with individual businesses, work collaboratively to identify specific training needs, develop goals for employee and organizational improvement, and create plans to enhance employees’ skills and overall effectiveness. The customized plan includes such features as engaging program design, professional learning materials, qualified instructors, and on-site pre- and post-tests, as well as a schedule that meets the specific needs of the business. A customized contract summarizes the collaborative agreement.
Career and Workforce Development
In addition to providing corporate training for specific organizations, Business and Continuing Education offers open-enrollment classes to the general public to provide skills enhancement preparation in our region. Designed for those considering a career move or related to their present occupation, these open-to-the-public classes are designed to give adults an opportunity to keep up with new developments or to explore activities for personal and professional growth.
Many courses are open to interested persons without specific admission requirements. Persons who register for and successfully complete these courses are awarded Continuing Education Units (CEU’s); normally one CEU is awarded for each ten hours of training. Many courses offered meet the mandatory continuing education requirements for re-licensure and educational advancement in professions.
Temple College Business and Continuing Education offers courses in a variety of areas. These include:
- Accounting and Finance
- Business, Sales and Marketing
- Commercial Driver’s License
- Communication and Language
- Computer Applications
- Health Professions
- Leadership and Human Resources
- Manufacturing and Trades
- Mental Health
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Workplace Effectiveness
Non-credit “mirror” course enrollment is also available through Business and Continuing Education for some technical or business-related classes offered through the credit side of the college. Neither transcripts nor college entrance exams are required. Costs are comparable to the credit class, and students receive the same level and quality of instruction. This type of enrollment is available in subjects such as business, child development, emergency medical technician, and computer information systems. Contact Business and Continuing Education at the time of registration to enroll in this manner.
Temple College Business and Continuing Education offers community programs to meet the needs and interest of the community. Personal enrichment classes are offered in a wide variety of topics. These classes are ideal for anyone looking to enhance their knowledge and abilities and get more out of life. Being a lifelong learner can help you find a new hobby, develop a new skill, or improve your health and wellness.
While classes may be scheduled throughout our service area, many of these classes meet at Temple College. Some classes are available online or as “hybrid” with portions completed online and other segments in the classroom.
Preregistration is required, and a minimum enrollment must be met for a class to be offered. The tuition and fees for many non-credit classes start as low as $10.00 per class hour, with additional costs for supplies, background checks, medical expenses, and externship/clinical or books. A one hundred percent refund will be given if Temple College cancels the class. Generally, a full refund will also be granted if a student officially withdraws in writing through the Division prior to the second class meeting. Exceptions are for those classes meeting two days or less, or those incurring administrative or material costs. No refunds will be granted after the class has met for the second time. Contact Business and Continuing Education at (254) 298-8625 for more information.