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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are Community Education Classes? 

They are short-term, not-for-credit classes open to adults over 18 years old.  Some classes are open to students under 18 with permission of the instructor.  College for Youth class ages are listed with the class title.

Where are classes held?

Classes are held on the main campus in Gilroy, in the Briggs Building in Hollister and at the Morgan Hill Community Center in Morgan Hill.  For maps of the locations, go to http://www.gavilan.edu/maps/index.html

Occasionally, some classes are held in the community.  Those locations and directions will be noted on your confirmation after you have registered.

How do I register for Community Education Classes?

To register online for the first time, click on Sign in, then click on Create a Student Profile, and fill out your profile.  Be sure to note your user name and password. Then pick your classes and proceed through checkout.  To pay by check, you can print out the registration form and mail the completed form with your check.  Checks should be made payable to Gavilan College. You may also fax your completed form with your credit card information (Visa and Mastercard only) to 408-852-2805. You may also register by phone at 408-852-2801.

To pay by cash, come to our office in the CJ building on the Gilroy campus. Bring exact change. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Can I register on the first day of class?

Yes, if space is available.  We encourage you to register early as many classes fill prior to the class date.  Classes with low enrollment may be canceled prior to the first day of class.

What if I can't attend a class for which I am registered?

Cancellation Policy:

When unable to attend a class for which you have registered, notify Community Education at least 3 full business days before the first class meeting in writing; College for Youth requires 5 full business days. You may request a transfer or receive an electronic credit voucher valid for 2 years towards any Community Education class for the amount of the class. This policy does not apply to Center for Legal Studies, The Learning Oasis, Boston Reed College Programs or Gatlin Education online classes. No exceptions to cancellation policy. These programs require earlier cancellation as noted with specific course information.

You will be given a full refund if Community Education cancels a class. Allow 4-6 weeks for a refund. Community Education reserves the right to change class locations, schedules, fees and instructors when necessary.


To whom do I pay the material fee?

Pay material fees in cash directly to the instructor at class, unless otherwise noted.

What if I lose my certificate from a career training program where I was issued a previous certificate from Gavilan College Community Education?

In most cases we can offer you a replacement your certificate. The cost is $25.





What about parking?

Parking is currently $1 per day Monday through Thursday from 7:00am-10:00pm and Fridays, 7:00am-5:00pm, although is subject to change. Check www.gavilan.edu for updates. Yellow permit dispensers are located in Parking Lot A under the oak tree and by the duck pond at the south entrance to the campus.  Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday.  Do not park in staff or handicap parking spaces. Parking permits not required at Morgan Hill or Hollister campus centers.

Do we get credit or grades for these classes?

No, Community Education classes are not-for-credit; there are no official grades given.

If I am an AOL user, should I do anything special to receive my email from you?

Some AOL users do experience trouble receiving our emailed receipts. To avoid being blocked by SPAM settings, AOL recommends that you add our email address (Commed@gavilan.edu) to your personal address book.

What happens to my personal information?

The Community Education department is committed to protecting your privacy on-line.  We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.  The Community Education Department may use the information collected to contact you regarding course information, promotional updates, specials, new additions to the Community Education Web site or your on-line experience.

Also, we do not store your credit card number on our website.