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204 Small Business Development Center The Lee College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides businesses with one-on-one consulting and infor- mation assistance to foster economic growth in the commu- nity. SBDC works with existing companies and start-up firms, the Lee College SBDC functions in association with the Uni- versity of Houston, U.S. Small Business Administration, and the area Chambers of Commerce. SBDC is located in Suite 1110, 1496 San Jacinto Mall near the JC Penney wing in Baytown, TX 77521; Hours of operation: Mon.–Thu.: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fri.: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. For More information call SBDC Office: 281.425.6309 Fax: 281.425.6307 Community Education Lee College offers more than 500 courses designed to pro- vide non-credit learning opportunities for the public and community. Classes are intended to address the changing needs of the community whether vocational or recreational and may be as short as one session or may continue for a full semester. Courses begin throughout the year and are con- ducted at a variety of times and locations. Although a few programs have eligibility requirements, Community Educa- tion offerings are open to most interested adults regardless of educational background or eligibility for admission to col- lege credit programs. While courses do not apply toward a degree, community education units (CEUs) are available for most workforce courses. Continuous registration is available weekdays in the Center for Workforce and Community Development. Because these programs are self-supporting, course costs are dependent upon materials and instructor fees. Community Education offerings can generally be catego- rized in these areas: • Career Training • Online Education • Computer Technology • Linked Classes • Personal Enrichment • Recreation and Fitness • Adult Education • Senior Adult and Travel • Kids at College Career Training Career Training courses and programs offer professional de- velopment opportunities for individuals of all ages in their efforts to develop personally or professionally. Our courses are offered in a traditional classroom setting as well as on- line. They afford students the opportunity to prepare for a career, upgrade current job-related skills, or learn a new skill to enhance their quality of life. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Many professions and state licenses require community edu- cation units (CEUs) by the license holders prior to relicen- sure. One CEU is 10 contact hours of successful participation/completion in an organized continuing educa- tion experience under responsible sponsorship, capable di- rection and qualified instruction. CEUs are not substituted for college credit hours, but rather are a means of reporting continuing education achievements. Transcripts listing CEU credits satisfactorily completed are available on request. CEUs are recognized internationally as a measure of substan- tial professional education and training. Online Learning Lee College in partnership with a variety of Educational On- line Instruction Centers offers over 300 highly interactive on- line learning courses and programs from Creating Web Pages to Accounting Fundamentals, Speed Spanish to Grant Writing—and everything in between. Our course offerings are designed to enhance your life, expand your knowledge, as well as provide professional skills required for many in-de- mand occupations. The affordability and flexibility of our on- line courses make it easy for students to begin at anytime and anywhere to achieve their desired goals whether per- sonal or professional. Computer Technology Computer technology courses offer hands-on training and practices so students will gain real-world experiences for today's ever-expanding world of technology. Our courses and programs help all students (beginners, intermediate and advanced) achieve the computer concentration and profi- ciency desired. Linked Classes Linked Classes are academic/credit classes in which Commu- nity Education students may register, with the instructor's permission. Enrollment is limited and is on a space available basis. Students are expected to do all the required work, take exams and receive a grade of either Pass or Fail. No col- lege credit hours are earned. Linked Classes start and end with the credit class schedule. NO LATE REGISTRATION once credit classes begin. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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