USC: Continuing and Professional Education

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About Us - Continuing Education

Here are the answers to some questions that people frequently ask Continuing Education and Conferences. If the answer to your question is not here, or if you need additional information pleae call 803.777.9444 between 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., weekdays.

Noncredit courses are for those eighteen or older unless otherwise indicated. If the student is under 18 please call 803.777.9444 for further information.


Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Cancellation policies differ by program.  Please review our policies carefully and contact our office as soon as you become aware that you will not be able to attend a scheduled program.


Continuing Education Units

University of South Carolina's Continuing Education and Conferences offers a variety of courses that provide continuing education units. Continuing education units, or CEUs, provide the framework for documenting your efforts to update or broaden your knowledge and skills through non-credit educational options. These CEUs are accepted by many employers and professional agencies as evidence of your commitment to career advancement and the maintenance of professional competence. Courses granting CEUs do not offer academic credit.


Directions to Continuing Education and Conferences

Program and event locations vary by course! Details will be provided in your registration confirmation email and in reminder emails leading up to the event.  Please be sure to check your registration confirmation and reminder emails for the most up to date program information.

Our office is located at:

1600 Hampton Street
Suite 403

Columbia, SC  29208
Phone: (803) 777-9444


Disability Policy

If you are an individual who may require assistance or accomodation, or if you desire more information on disability access, please contact 803.777.9444 for more details.



We offer discounts on most of our programs to University students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of select partner organizations.  Please visit our Discounts page for more details.


General Information

Continuing Education programs are offered by Continuing Education and Conferences.  We offer personal interest and professional education programs and events for youth and adults.  For information about all of our courses, please visit


Inclement Weather

Please check our website at for class cancellation updates. CLICK HERE for additional information.


Low Enrollment Policy

We reserve the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment, therefore we encourage you to register early.



We welcome you to our classes and hope your experience with us is a pleasant one. Early registrations are encouraged to ensure adequate enrollment and space availability. Many of our most popular courses fill well before the class begins.


Use of Audio/Video Recording

No video or audio taping of continuing education courses by participants is permitted.  For more information, contact a Program Manager in USC’s Office of Continuing Education and Conferences at 803-777-9444.




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