Non-Credit Course Proposal

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Do you have a passion for a topic that you think would interest others? Are you a professional looking to connect with community members? Coconino Community College is now accepting proposals for non-credit courses. Click below to start your submission!

 

 

 

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CCC Extended Learning Mission: The Extended Learning Department promotes the mission of the institution by identifying and delivering learning opportunities that meet the workforce and lifelong learning educational needs of our communities.

 

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After Proposal Submission: Next Steps

CCC Employees

CCC Faculty and Staff are encouraged to teach non-credit courses, particularly when those courses serve as a tool to generate new interest in existing for-credit programs. 

 

Non-credit courses may not coincide with regular work hours, and appropriate supervisor approval is required.

 

Part-time employees: Part-time employees may act as a non-credit instructor pending approval from the Business Office via Secondary Positions Procedure . The best times to submit a proposal are:

  • When one or more of your courses doesn't make.
  • When you are not going to be teaching a full load for a semester.
  • When you want to teach a non-credit course on a volunteer basis in support of your for-credit program (for example, if you want to drum up more interest from community members who might later take your class as a credit-seeking or auditing student).

 

Full-time non-exempt (hourly) employees: Non-credit courses may not result in overtime pay; we will work with you and your supervisor to determine the best way to offer your course within your 40-hour workweek, if possible.

Community Members

Upon completing a Proposal Form, non-CCC employees work as a contract employee or submit an application for hire. For more information, email an Extended Learning staff member at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Non-Credit FAQs

What is a non-credit course?

A non-credit course is designed for students who are not interested in college credit but are interested in gaining new skills or knowledge for personal enrichment or workforce training. The length of the course varies by content and can occur any time during academic semesters. A typical non-credit course is no longer than 4-6 weeks to keep participant costs low.

Do I have to be faculty at CCC to be a non-credit instructor?

No; if you are passionate and qualified to speak/present/discuss your topic, you are qualified to be a non-credit instructor! Submissions are welcome from CCC faculty and staff as well as Coconino County community members.

Do I get paid?

Though Community Education programs operate with a limited budget, we prioritize compensating Instructor/Facilitators calculated as a sum of face-to-face hours and prep time.

 

Current CCC Employees: Non-credit courses may not coincide with regular work hours, and appropriate supervisor approval is required.

  • Part-time employees: Part-time employee non-credit courses are pending approval from the Business Office via  Secondary Positions ProcedureThe best times to submit a proposal are:
    • When one or more of your courses doesn't make.
    • When you are not going to be teaching a full load for a semester.
    • When you want to teach a non-credit course on a volunteer basis in support of your for-credit program (for example, if you want to drum up more interest from community members who might later take your class as a credit-seeking or auditing student).
  • Full-time non-exempt (hourly) employees: Non-credit courses may not result in overtime pay; we will work with you and your supervisor to determine the best way to offer your course within your 40-hour workweek, if possible.

 

Instructor/Facilitator pay and material fees factor into the per-student cost. A course with a paid Instructor/Facilitator will have a registrant minimum to avoid cancellation due to lost revenue.

Do I have to provide my own course materials?

If your course requires materials (such as canvas and paints for a painting course), you may need to consider per-student needs. If you have your own materials and are comfortable using them, you are welcome to do so. Otherwise, a materials fee can be factored into the course and can be indicated in your proposal submission.

How long and how many hours should my course be?

We advise that your course be no more than 6-8 hours total, which could be a two-hour course once a week for three weeks or a one-hour course twice a week for four weeks; the distribution of time is up to you.

 

Keep in mind that as total course hours increase, so will the cost per participant. Participant cost is the #1 indicator of whether a course will successfully meet it's registration minimum or not.

Wow, so I can teach ANYTHING I want and get paid for it?

Close! All submissions are pending approval; we want our courses to be successful, so you may be asked to provide more information about your proposal. You can help make sure your course is approved by knowing:

  • Will it be competing with a similar offering elsewhere in the region? Is competition among similar courses very saturated, and will your course be able to stand out?
  • When are similar courses offered, and what do they cost for participants?
  • Is your content in direct competition with for-credit CCC courses?
  • Do you know of demand or interest for the topic you are proposing?