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Certificate Programs – Noncredit

All noncredit educational programs leading to a Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Competency are approved by the Chancellor’s Office and focused on career development and college preparation.

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of Completion are sequences of courses, approved by the Chancellor’s Office, leading to improved employability and job opportunities. A noncredit Certificate of Completion is a document confirming that a student has completed an educational program of noncredit courses that prepares him or her to enter the workforce or progress in a career path.

Short Term Vocational Short Term Vocational
    • Early Childhood Education for Family Day Care Providers
    • Infant/Toddler Care


Certificates of Competency

Certificates of Competency are sequences of courses, approved by the Chancellor’s Office, that prepare students to take credit coursework, including Basic Skills and English as a Second Language (ESL). A noncredit Certificate of Competency is a document confirming that a student enrolled in an educational program of noncredit courses has demonstrated achievement in a set of competencies that prepares him or her to progress in a career path or to undertake degree-applicable or nondegree-applicable credit courses.

Basic Skills Basic Skills
    • Academic Composition Skills
English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • Coming Soon

  • Workforce Development and Continuing Education

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