Noncredit Programs

Noncredit Certificates

Noncredit Courses

Academic Advancement (ACAD)

  • ACAD-606: Supervised Tutoring/Academic Instructional Support
    Students enrolled in this noncredit class receive assistance in understanding course-specific content in various content area classes. Graded only on a Pass or No Pass basis.

  • ACAD-610: Tutor Training
    This non-credit course presents techniques and strategies for effective academic tutoring and facilitation in a community college setting. Emphasis is on tutoring and facilitating, study skill techniques and practical skills to use in a variety of tutoring situations.

Aeronautics (AERO)

  • AERO-600: Introduction to Aviation Technology
    This noncredit introductory course gives students hands-on experience with airframe and powerplant aviation technology. It will focus on aviation principles, maintenance practices, and careers.

  • AERO-650L: General Laboratory/Calculations and Basic Electricity Airframe and Powerplan Technologies
    This noncredit course provides additional training and lab hours for the Airframe Maintenance Technician Certificate as required by the FAA. The content includes the use of basic hand tools, applications of mathematics, basic physics, certain Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), basic electricity including application of Ohm's Law, use of a volt/ohm meter, interpret electrical circuit diagrams, service and inspection of batteries.

  • AERO-651L: General Laboratory/Materials and Servici
    This noncredit course provides training for the General requirements of the Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate. Areas of instruction include aircraft weight and balance control, basic drafting, aircraft fluid lines, fittings, aircraft hardware, materials, non-destructive testing processes, corrosion control, aircraft cleaning, and ground operations and handling.

  • AERO-652L: Airframe Maintenance Laboratory - Structures
    This noncredit course provides training for the Airframe requirements of the Airframe Maintenance Technician Certificate and the Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate. Areas of instruction include shop safety, aircraft covering, aircraft finishing, theory of flight, assembly and rigging, structural repair, aircraft inspection, and aircraft fuel systems.

  • AERO-653L: Airframe Maintenance Laboratory System and Components
    This noncredit course provides additional training and lab hours for the Airframe Maintenance Technician Certificate as required by the FAA. Topics of instruction include aircraft welding, electrical circuits, and basic aircraft systems for power, landing, brakes warning instrumentation, autopilot, cabin atmosphere control, ice and rain control, fire protection and communications.

  • AERO-654L: Powerplant Maintenance Laboratory - Reciprocating Engine Overhaul
    This noncredit course provides training for the Powerplant requirements of the Powerplant Maintenance Technician Certificate and the Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate. Topics of study include reciprocating engine theory, overhaul, inspections, lubricating systems, indicating systems, fire protection systems, and engine fuel systems.

  • AERO-655L: Powerplant Maintenance Laboratory - Accessory Overhaul
    This noncredit course provides training for the Powerplant requirements of the Powerplant Maintenance Technician Certificate and the Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate. Areas of instruction include electrical power generation, ignition, fuel and fuel metering, induction, cooling, exhaust, propeller systems, turbine engines and auxiliary power units.

Business Administration (BUSAD)

  • BUSAD-604: Preparing to Be an Entrepreneur
    This non-credit course is designed to help attendees discover and develop the personal attributes needed to become or to improve being a successful entrepreneur. The core of the course focuses on what it takes to become a true Entrepreneur. The attendee will begin to understand the competencies required to be an entrepreneur through case studies, creative problem solving and exercises aimed at self-development. Attendees will learn the responsibilities, the benefits and the pitfalls that await an Entrepreneur.

  • BUSAD-605: Creating the Business Concept
    This non-credit course provides a basic understanding of how to create each component of a Business Plan, including the SWOT Analysis.

  • BUSAD-606: Building the Business
    This non-credit course provides the understanding on building the plan into a startup business using tools that are available to new business owners.

  • BUSAD-607: Finding Customers/Marketing
    This non-credit course provides a basic understanding of how to create a marketing plan, strategy and implementation.

  • BUSAD-608: Finance, Taxes and Human Resources
    This non-credit course provides a basic understanding of small business finance and taxes, and the human resources operation.

  • BUSAD-609: Management and Operations
    This non-credit course provides assists a small business owner with the information needed to be an excellent manager and one that knows how to run their business efficiently.

Computer Information Technology (CIT)

  • CIT-601: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills
    This course provides basic computer skills. Topics include basic knowledge of computer hardware, computer software, computer terminology, working with Windows, using the Internet, and creating basic business documents using Microsoft Word. This course is recommended for individuals who have little or no computer skills as well as those who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.

  • CIT-602: Microsoft Word Fundamentals
    This course provides a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word for office workers. Topics include basic document, paragraph, and document formatting, working with clip art, lists, columns and tables. This course is recommended for individuals who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.

  • CIT-603: Microsoft Excel Fundamentals
    This course provides a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel for office workers. Topics include creating and editing worksheets, formatting worksheets, printing worksheets, using simple tables and graphs, basic formulas and fundamental Excel functions. This course is recommended for individuals who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.

  • CIT-604: Microsoft Powerpoint Fundamentals
    This course provides a basic working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint for office workers. This course is recommended for individuals who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.

  • CIT-605: Microsoft Outlook Fundamentals
    This course provides a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook for office workers. This course is recommended for individuals who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.

  • CIT-606: Computer Proficiency Lab
    This course provides students who need extra help or extra lab time to develop proficiency with computer technology with an on campus resource.

English (ENGL)

  • ENGL-615: Preparation and Remediation for English 015
    This non-credit course is designed to equip students with skills that they can use to be better prepared for the English 015 course and the common final. The primary areas of focus are on the development of reading and test taking skills and strategies, in addition to strategies to effectively address the components of the English 015 common final.

English As a Second Language (ESL)

  • ESL-601: ESL Beginning Level 1 - Introduction to Basic English Literacy
    This non-credit course is designed to introduce low-beginning English language learners to basic English letter-sound correspondence, vocabulary, and sentence patterns. Students will start using English to speak about themselves, their families, and their community. Students will learn to read and complete simple forms.

  • ESL-602: ESL Beginning Level 2 - English at Home And School
    This non-credit course is designed to prepare low-beginning English language learners with vocabulary and sentence structure to communicate in social and academic settings. Students will learn to give and respond to directions, as well as to speak about home, classroom routines, and community life by using a variety of sentence patterns. In addition, students will learn basic note-taking skills.

  • ESL-603: ESL Beginning Level 3 - English for Work and Leisure
    This non-credit course is designed to prepare intermediate-beginning English language learners to use a variety of English structures and vocabulary for vocation and leisure. Students will learn appropriate linguistic behaviors with regards to the setting and time of the occasion being discussed.

  • ESL-604: ESL Beginning Level 4 - English for Work and Education
    This non-credit course is designed to prepare high-beginning English language learners to use Standard English for job interviews, and in conversations at work and at school. Students will begin learning aspects of composition. In addition, students will learn effective note-taking skills.

  • ESL-620: English Pronunciation
    This non-credit course is designed to help English language learners to improve their pronunciation skills in English.

  • ESL-645: Idioms: The Secret Language
    This non-credit course is designed to help nonnative students understand American idiomatic expressions commonly used by native speakers.

  • ESL-650: Citizenship Preparation - Part 1: Basic English Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing
    This non-credit course is designed to prepare prospective candidates for the English portion of the U.S. citizenship process. Students will learn skills to improve their basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities.

  • ESL-651: Citizenship Preparation - Part 2: Civic Principles and Fundamental U.S. History
    This non-credit course is designed to prepare prospective candidates for the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship process. Students will learn the rights and responsibilities of being a U.S. citizen, in addition to learning how to complete all required immigration forms and practicing the USCIS Citizenship Test by becoming familiar with U.S. history.

Mathematics (MATH)

  • MATH-601: Independent Lab for Fundamental Mathematical Skills
    The course reviews topics of mathematical properties, including the fundamental operations of whole numbers,integers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, and percent. Topics also include exponential notation, linear equations,variables, polynomials, and the appropriate operation rules for rational numbers, whole numbers and integers.

Reading and Study Skills (READ)

  • READ-620: Preparation for Reading Skills
    This noncredit, self-paced course is designed for students requiring basic reading skills, including, but not limited to, beginning reading instruction, phonics, dictionary usage, vocabulary development, syllabication, context clues, and beginning comprehension skills.

Vocational Education (VOCED)

  • VOCED-600: Blueprint for Workplace Success
    This accelerated noncredit course is designed to provide students with the necessary tools and skills in order for them to create a "blueprint" for themselves with respect to the workplace. The topics covered include, but are not limited to, self-discovery, time management, job market realities, workplace skills (in-depth), effective communication, contacting employers, preparing for the interview, getting hired, and keeping your job. Each week there will be two topics covered.

  • VOCED-601: Blueprint for Customer Service
    This short-term noncredit vocational education course is designed to provide new and incumbent workers with the customer service skills required in getting to know their customer or client and in order to increase their employability. The topics covered but are not limited to know what customers want, listening to customers, and telephone customer service. After completing this course the student has an option to continue their education or become gainfully employed.

  • VOCED-602: Job Search Strategies
    This noncredit course is designed to provide prospective employees with a support system that will assist them in preparation for the workforce. The topics covered but are not limited to: planning their job search, utilizing outside resources, the "hidden" job market, and job market research. After completing this course the student has an option to continue their education or become gainfully employed.

  • VOCED-603: Positive Strategies for the New Employee
    This noncredit short-term vocational education course is designed to provide new and incumbent workers with the knowledge to increase their level of customer service and colleague relations. The topics covered will include the new employee, understanding the workplace culture and dealing with change.

  • VOCED-631: Fundamentals of Business English
    This noncredit course is a review of effective business communication in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on basic grammar, punctuation, capitalization, vocabulary, and spelling in common business documents.

Water Supply Technology (WST)

  • WST-601: Test Review for Water Distribution D1
    This non-credit course is designed to familiarize students with the expected Range of Knowledge (ROK) required to pass the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Distribution Operator test at level D1. The review topics include distribution system operations, disinfection, related mathematics and safety. The course may also be used to earn continuing education units required to renew the certificate.

  • WST-602: Test Review for Water Distribution D2
    This non-credit course is designed to familiarize students with the expected Range of Knowledge (ROK) required to pass the State Water Resources Control Board(SWRCB) Distribution Operator test at level D2. The review topics include distribution system operations, disinfection, related mathematics and safety. The course may also be used to earn continuing education units required to renew the certificate.

  • WST-603: Test Review for Water Distribution Opera
    This non-credit course is a review of the expected Range of Knowledge (ROK) required to obtain the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Distribution Operator certification at the Distribution Operator III level. The review topics include distribution system operations, disinfection, related mathematics, and safety.

  • WST-611: Test Review for Water Treatment T1
    This course is a review of the expected Range of Knowledge (ROK) required to obtain the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Treatment Operator License at level T1. The review topics include conventional treatment techniques, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, system pressures, and related math.

  • WST-612: Test Review for Water Treatment T2
    This noncredit course is a review of the expected Range of Knowledge (ROK) required to obtain the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Treatment Operator II certification. The review topics include conventional treatment techniques, source water supply and storage, water quality regulation and related math.

  • WST-625: Test Review for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Grades One and Two
    This noncredit course is a review of the expected knowledge for a minimally competent Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator as determined by State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) treatment operator certification at the Grades I and II level. The review topics include wastewater treatment operations, disinfection, related mathematics, and safety.

  • WST-626: Test Review for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Grades Three, Four and Five
    This noncredit course is a review of the expected knowledge for a minimally competent Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator as determined by State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) treatment operator certification at the Grades III, IV and V level. The review topics include wastewater treatment operations, administration, process control, regulations, disinfection, related mathematics, and safety.

  • WST-629: Introduction to Water Supply Technology
    This noncredit course introduces students to entry-level training in water conservation, treatment, supply, delivery, and waste collection systems. The goal of this course is to offer students better defined opportunities for career selection in the field of water technology. Regulations-licensing and the certification process will be discussed as a part of this course.

  • WST-652: Basic Waterworks Math Test Preparation
    This noncredit course prepares students for the quantitative and algebraic questions typically encountered on water distribution and water treatment operations licensing examinations. This course is also recommended for students currently enrolled in water technology course(s) who desire refresher training in the applied math skills that are unique to water operations. Topics include but are not limited to unit conversion, volume, velocity, flow rates, chemical dosages, percent strength, and dilution calculations. Also included are some basic test taking techniques to increase proficiency on the required state exam.

  • WST-653: Wastewater Technology Math Test Preparat
    This noncredit course prepares students for the quantitative and algebraic questions typically encountered on wastewater collections and wastewater treatment operations licensing examinations. This course is also recommended for students currently enrolled in water technology course(s) who desire refresher training in the applied math skills that are unique to wastewater operations. Topics include, but are not limited to, unit conversion, volume, velocity, flow rates, chemical dosages, process control, and solids handling. Also included are some basic test-taking techniques to increase proficiency on the state exam.