Community Education

General Information

Registration: See current schedule for information on registration by mail, phone, fax, or walk-in.

Waiting Lists: If an enrollment is received for an activity, which has been filled, the check will be returned and your name will be placed on a waiting list. If you are waitlisted, please do not go to the class unless contacted by our office. If space becomes available, you will be contacted.

Noncredit State-Funded Classes: Courses eligible for support from the state are free to California residents. Some state-funded non-credit courses have optional materials fees, which are noted in the individual course entries. These optional fees are payable in class to the instructor, in most cases. If you do not want supplies you do not need to pay the fee. Materials fees are not refundable. Classes with fewer than 15 persons enrolled and IN ATTENDANCE at the first class meeting may be cancelled. Once begun, minimum attendance of 10 must be maintained for the class to continue.

Fee-Based Classes: Classes which are ineligible for State support must be self-supporting through registration fees. Self-supporting classes are subject to enrollment minimums but are not subject to the noncredit attendance policies. Please see Refund Policy.

Parking Fees: Parking permits are required for vehicles using the parking lots at the NVC Napa campus between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 6:00 a.m. on Fridays. You may either purchase one-day permits from coin-operated dispensers in college parking lots at $2.00 per day (four quarters, please) or purchase a parking sticker, which allows unlimited, legal parking. Parking permits must be purchased online at No permit is required at the Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena.

Changes/Cancellations: The Community Education Office reserves the right to cancel, postpone or combine classes, and to change instructors should there be a need. When a class is cancelled or changed, every reasonable effort will be made to notify enrollees by phone or mail.

Publication Errors: Although we make every effort to avoid mistakes, this schedule of classes is not a contract. The college does not assume liability for errors, typographical or otherwise.

Visitors, Auditors, Children and Pets: Visitors or auditors are not allowed in any class. No pets are allowed on the grounds or in classes except for certified dogs assisting the disabled.

Special Assistance: If you are interested in taking a Community Education course but have a disability that you feel might interfere with your classroom performance, contact the Office of Special Services, 253-3080 to find out about reasonable accommodations available.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The Napa Valley Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and will implement a comprehensive program to put those principles into practice.  It is the district's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the district on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  The district will strive to achieve a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the district provides an inclusive education and employment environment.  Such an environment fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy and free expression of ideas.  An Equal Employment Opportunity Plan will be maintained to ensure the implementation of equal employment opportunity principles that conform to federal and state laws.

Open Classes: It is the policy of the Napa Valley Community College District that, unless specifically exempted by statute, every course, course section or class, the average daily attendance of which is to be reported for state aid, whenever offered and maintained by the district, shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the college.

(Title V, Sec. 51006)