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Frequently-Asked Questions

About Community Education and office hours
Class Locations
How to Register
Refund Policy
Parking Info
Cancelled Classes
Personal Privacy Info
Online Courses Information

 What is Community Continuing & Corporate Education?

Community, Continuing and Corporate Education (CCCE) is a division of the San Mateo County Community College District that offers short, not-for-credit programs, trainings, and initiatives geared to educate and enhance the lives of people of all ages in our community, and to create impact for San Mateo County residents, families, businesses, nonprofits and government agencies – as well as for international students and groups seeking educational and training opportunities within the San Mateo County Community College District. CCCE is a self-supporting entity of the SMCCCD and is not funded by taxpayer dollars. CCCE classes are open to everyone, with classes meeting on one of the three Community College campuses: Canada College in Redwood City, College of San Mateo in San Mateo and Skyline College in San Bruno, or at other locations within the County. CCCE’s continued growth reflects its evolving story of creating innovative educational programs, defining signature programs, and global impact.

What are CCCE Office Hours?

CCCE office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Who can attend Community Education classes?

CCCE classes are open to everyone.  We offer a rich array of workshops, classes and fun activities for you.

Where do classes meet?

Classes meet on one of the three Community College campuses: Canada College in Redwood City, College of San Mateo in San Mateo and Skyline College in San Bruno, as well as Community Centers and off-site locations.

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Are your classes handicapped-accessible?

CCCE makes its classes accessible to members of the disabled community. Handicapped parking is available on each campus. Before your class meets, please call CSM at (650) 574-6438, Canada at (650) 306-3259, or Skyline at (650) 738-4280 for more information.

How do I register for classes?

Pre-registration is important since class sizes are limited and early registration may assure your place in a high demand class. You may register online, by mail, by phone or by fax.

Online: Go to and click on Sign In. Create a new student profile, complete the form and Submit. After you have created your profile, click on Courses on the left menu and start shopping.
Returning students do not need to create a new profile.

By Mail: Mail your registration form along with check, money order or credit card information to: Community Education, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd. Bldg. 1, San Mateo, CA 94402.

By Phone: Call (650) 574-6149 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

By Fax: Fax your completed registration form (with credit card number and expiration date) to Community Education at (650) 574-6104.


What is your Refund Policy?

Requests for withdrawal from a class must be submitted in writing and received by the CCCE office at least three days before the start date of the class to obtain a refund or credit voucher.

For credit:  Full credit vouchers are a credit on your Community Education account.  They are valid for up to one year, and are non-transferrable and non-refundable.  

For refund:  A refund, minus a $15 processing fee,  will be issued within 4-6 weeks. 

BAPA policy: No refunds or credits.

Online Career Certificated Programs: No refunds or credits


What about parking?

All persons driving motor vehicles onto the college campuses and using parking spaces during regular class hours (Monday-Friday), are required to pay a parking fee. Parking permits are NOT required during weekends on student lots only.

You may purchase a daily parking permit ($2) from permit vending machines in lot 1, 2, 6 and 11 at CSM. At Canada, permit machines are located in lot 3; on the right side of the main entrance road past the top of the hill, across from the gymnasium building; and in the tennis court parking lot. At Skyline, permit machines are located in lots 3, 5, and 8.

Note: The campuses are currently undergoing some construction. Parking in certain lots will be limited.  Please be aware that these construction projects and parking fees are subject to change.


What about cancelled classes?

In the rare event that a class is cancelled by CCCE, each participant in the class will be notified. It is not necessary to request a refund. A full refund will be mailed to you or credited to your account within approximately four to six weeks of cancellation.

What happens to my personal information?

The Community, Continuing and Corporate Education department is committed to protecting your privacy online. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. CCCE may use the information collected to contact you regarding course information, promotional updates and specials.

Online Courses

Career Certificated Programs

Online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level position for many in-demand occupations in the following fields:
  • Healthcare and Fitness
  • Business and Professional
  • IT and Software Development
  • Management and Corporate
  • Media and Design
  • Hospitality and Service Industry
  • Sustainable Energy and Going Green

Online ed2go short classes

These six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you'll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in online Discussion Areas. New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you'll get confirmation of completion.

Course Mechanics

One lesson is released every Wednesday and Friday for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when lessons are released. You will have access to all lessons until the course ends. However, the interactive Discussion Area that accompanies each lesson will automatically close two weeks after the lesson is released. Thus, we strongly recommend that you complete each lesson within two weeks of its release. You'll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment.

Your lessons will include text-based practical instruction, illustrated examples, audio files if needed, and supplemental material. Each lesson is accompanied by an assignment that will help you gain practical first-hand experience with the new skills taught in the course. These assignments will be optional and self-evaluating. However, some course topics will require feedback from your instructor, which will be provided within the Discussion Area of the classroom.

Each time you complete a lesson, you will also be asked to take a brief multiple-choice quiz designed to test your comprehension of the course material. When you complete a quiz, you will receive an instant analysis of your work.

The six-week, 12-lesson format used in instructor-led courses gives you an optimal amount of time to read, reflect upon, and apply the material you will find in each lesson. This classroom is built around a set of 12 interactive Discussion Areas that permit students to ask and answer questions related to the 12 lessons that make up the course. The interactions in the Discussion Area are richer and more rewarding when all students are progressing through the course at the same pace, as in an on-campus course.

Each course concludes with a final exam, which tests your comprehension of the material covered in the class. You must complete the final exam within two weeks of the release of Lesson 12. Although the final exam answers can be submitted multiple times, only the first submission counts. Your performance on the final exam is the only factor we will consider when determining your eligibility for a certificate of completion.

The classrooms close after the end date of the course, and you will not be able to enter the classroom again after it closes. Printer-friendly versions of each lesson are available to you so you can keep copies of lesson text, assignments, supplementary material, and FAQs for future reference.

How do I login for my online class?

Beginning on the first day, you may login to your account through our website  Then, click on the "Current Registration" link.  Locate the class and click on the corresponding "Go to Class" link.  Please contact our office if you need help with your login information.