Frequently Asked Questions


What is continuing education?

Continuing education is non-credit open enrollment classes (available any time) or contract training programs (offered through an employer) that provide skills training, certificates, and industry certification. They are perfect for entry-level training, career changes, advancing professional skills or updating credentials for continuing education units (CEUs).

Who is eligible to take continuing education classes?

Continuing Education classes are usually designed to meet the needs of adult learners. Unless otherwise stated in the course description, classes are open to individuals eighteen years or older.

How do I register for a class?

Step 1 - Choose your class

Visit our class listings online at or view the catalog. Select a category, then subcategory to view and select from the available classes. Classes are always being added, so check back often!

Step 2 - Register

To register online: Add your selected class(es) to your cart and follow the instructions to complete the online registration process.

To register by phone: Call 651-779-3341 with the course name(s) and number(s). Be prepared to provide additional information requested on the registration form. Credit card payment only.

To register by Fax: Download, print, and complete the class registration form and fax along with credit card payment, or business purchase order to 651-779-5802.

To register by US Mail: Download, print, and complete the class registration form and mail with credit card information, business purchase order, or separate check(s) for the exact amount for each individual class to:

Continuing Education & Customized Training
East Campus, 2420
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

To register in person: Visit the Continuing Education office on the main level of the East Campus room 2420 during business hours.

Where do classes meet?

Most continuing education classes meet at one of our campus locations: White Bear Lake East Campus or West Campus. Some classes meet at off-campus locations in and around the Twin Cities area. Class locations and directions will be noted in the course description and on your confirmation.

How do I access the internet while on Century campus?

If you are taking a class or studying on campus, or need access to an audio conference, follow these steps to set up a Guest Account and access our wireless network.

Do continuing education classes qualify for financial aid?

Non-credit, continuing education classes do not qualify for financial aid, but many of our classes DO QUALIFY for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding. Contact your county's Workforce Center to see if you qualify.

What is the policy for payment of class fees?

Payment in full is required at the time of registration for continuing education classes. We accept Discover, Mastercard, or Visa. If your registration will be paid by your employer or Dislocated Worker Organization, please contact us at 651-779-3341 or email.

How will I know if I get into a class?

If you register yourself online, you will be able to see whether there is still space available in a class. Once you complete the necessary payment information, you are registered. You will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. If you register by mail or fax, you will receive written confirmation after we process your registration.

Can a class be cancelled because of low enrollment?

If we have to cancel a class due to low enrollment, we will notify you as soon as possible before the class is scheduled to begin. You will receive a full refund of your tuition or transfer to another course of your choice, space permitting.

How do I cancel my registration?

If you need to cancel your registration, you should call our registration staff at 651-779-3341. You must contact us at least three business days prior to the class start in order to receive a refund. You are not able to drop classes on your own.

What if I cannot attend a course as planned?

If you need to withdraw from a class and you notify us at least three business days before the class starts, you will receive a credit or refund of the course fee. There are no refunds or transfers allowed if you notify us three business days, or less, before the class starts.

Are your classes handicapped accessible?

Century College is committed to making its classes accessible whenever possible. For questions about accessibility, please call our Disability Access Center to make arrangements as soon as possible, 651-773-1745.