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Frequently Asked Questions for Continuing Education

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  • How do I contact the Continuing Education Office?

    Phone: 831-646-4058
    Mailing address:
    980 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940

  • What is Monterey Peninsula College Continuing Education?

    Continuing Education is an open access of classes that are offered to anyone in the community who is interested without an admission application process. The classes do not provide credit of any kind and MPC does not receive any state funding to support these classes. Continuing Education classes are fee-based, meaning students pay fees which support the costs of offering these classes.
  • Do students receive credits or grades for Continuing Education classes?

    Continuing Education classes do not issue college credits. All courses in Continuing Education, with the exception of some Healthcare classes, do not issue grades. Some courses will provide a certificate indicating completion of the course.
  • Do I need to be admitted as an MPC student to take Continuing Education classes?

    Continuing Education courses are courses offered to the community and do not require an MPC admissions application.
  • What are the age requirements for Continuing Education courses at MPC?

    Courses are geared toward those who are 18 years of age and older. Courses will indicate if content is suitable for those under the age of 18.
  • Where are classes held?

    Classes are held on the MPC Monterey and Marina campuses.
  • How do I register for Continuing Education Classes?

    Registration for most continuing Education courses is through our online registration system Regpacks or in person. If you wish to register in person, please contact the Continuing Education program at 831-646-4058 prior to coming in.  
  • Can financial aid be applied to my Continuing Education class?

    No, these courses do not issue college credits nor does financial aid recognize Continuing Education courses as MPC courses.
  • How to register online through Regpacks?

    Our online registration (Regpacks) allows students to see course information, cost, and any upcoming courses. Simply create your account and select the course you wish to register. The course will then be added to your shopping cart, thus, proceeding to the payment screen.
  • Can I register on the first day of class?

    Yes, registration can be made on the first day of class if there are still seats available, however, we highly encourage you to register before the first day.

    *Please note that all Healthcare courses require registration prior to the first day of class.

  • I forgot my Regpacks username and/or password. What do I do?

    Simply click on the link to Regpacks registration system and click Login at the top right hand corner. Under Email and Password click “Forgot Password.” From there you will enter the email that was used to create your account and a temporary password will be sent to you. If you forget your username, please contact Continuing Education at 831-646-4058.

  • What happens to my personal information?

    1. MPC Continuing Education does not share personal contact information with outside parties.
    2. Personal information is stored for future reference only by Continuing Education staff. Credit Card transactions are handled through a secure web platform.
  • What forms of payment does Continuing Education accept?

    Continuing Education accepts debit/credit cards and personal and/or third party checks. Continuing Education can accept payments through some county programs. For more information please contact at 831-646-4058.
  • Can I make partial payments?

    All courses will need to be paid in full prior to the start date with the exception of our Healthcare training courses, which offer a payment plan.
  • Can I claim my class on my taxes?

    Continuing Education courses are tax deductible. Unlike college courses, you will not receive a 1098T. For more information please reach out to the Continuing Education program at 831-646-4058.
  • What if I cannot attend a class for which I am already registered?

    If you cannot attend the class, we ask that you contact the Continuing Education program immediately 831- 646-4058. In general, refunds are not offered within 30 days of the first class meeting.
  • What is your refund policy?

    Please note: Refunds will not be issued 30 days prior to the first day of class. Students who withdraw after the class begins are obligated to pay in full and are not eligible for any refunds.
    (All refunds subjected to an Admin Fee of $30.00)

  • What if my class is cancelled? Do I receive a refund?

    If a class is cancelled, a refund will be issued to those who paid. The Continuing Education program offers students the option of crediting their account toward future classes. Students will have exactly one year to use their credit, after which the credit will be forfeited.
  • Can I transfer into another course?

    Transfers are handled on a case by case basis. If you wish to transfer into another course please contact the Continuing Education program at 831-646-4058.
  • Can I register for a class that is full?

    If a course is full, an option will be available for you to add your name to a waitlist. If a seat becomes available, someone in Continuing Education will contact you.
  • How does the waitlist work?

    Not all courses require a waitlist; however, if you are interested in taking a course that requires you to enter your name onto a waitlist, the list will be honored on a first come- first-serve basis. When your name reaches the top of the waitlist an email communication will be sent to you with directions on how to register for the course.
  • I am interested in becoming an instructor. How do I apply?

    If you are interested in becoming an instructor or have an idea for a course that you would like to teach, please click on the link and fill out the Course Proposal form.
  • Is smoking allowed on campus?

    Per MPC Board Policy 3570: smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of main entrances, exits, and operable windows of any MPC facility. Additionally, the use of tobacco- to include smoking and/or chewing any form of tobacco- is not permitted except in parking lots.

    *For full version of Board Policy 3570, please click the link BP- 3570 Smoking on Campus