enroll in zero-cost classes!
Are you familiar with noncredit courses? If not, you’re missing out on an excellent opportunity to get great education for free!
California's community colleges offer noncredit courses to students at no cost. The noncredit courses fall under the following categories:
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills
- Short-term Vocational
- Workforce Preparation
We are delighted to support our students in making the transition from noncredit, to credit, to employment!
ESL 508 - ESL Skills Lab
ESL 510 - ESL for Computers and Computing
ESL 522 - Paragraph Development
ESL 523 - Reading and Vocabulary Development
ESL 524 - Intermediate Listening and Speaking Skills
ESL 531 - Intermediate-Low Listening/Speaking
ESL 532 - Intermediate-Low Reading and Writing
ESL 541 - Grammar for Writers 1
ESL 542 - Grammar for Writers 2
ESL 550 - ESL for the Workplace
GUIDE 502 - Reading Skills for Everyday Life
GUIDE 504 - Writing Skills for Everyday Life
GUIDE 508 - Math Skills for Everyday Life
GUIDE 515 - Computer Assisted Instruction
GUIDE 519 - Orientation to College for Students with Limitations
GUIDE 520 - Self-Development & Career Exploration
GUIDE 550 - Adaptive Technology and Microsoft Office
GUIDE 551 - Computerized Job Readiness Skills
Visit our Medical Assisting website for more information in our Medical Assisting Programs.
MA 500A - Fundamentals of Medical Terminology I
MA 500B - Fundamentals of Medical Terminology II
MA 501 - Introduction to Healthcare Professions
MA 502 - Fundamentals of Health Navigation
MA 503 - Medical Law and Ethics
MA 504 - Introduction to Health and Wellness
MA 505 - Professionalism in Healthcare
noncredit education - faqs
No, Noncredit courses do not count towards student's GPA.
Students can enroll in non-credit courses during the first half of the semester as
long as there are seats available in the class.
CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION AND COMPETENCY
San Jose City College currently offers two Noncredit Certificates of Completion and one Certificate of Competency:
south bay consortium for adult educations (SBCAE)
San Jose City College is one of the members of the SBCAE that collaborate to build career pathways for adult learners to sustain better earnings while living in the one of the nation's highest cost-of-living areas. Along with dedicated faculty, staff, and community partners, SJCC is committed to helping adults with lower basic skills to join certificate programs by blending focused on skills development, and Bridge programs leading to jobs with family-sustaining wages.
Members of the SBCAE consists of the following two community college districts and five adult school districts: San Jose City College, Evergreen Valley College, Center for Economic Mobility, Mission College, West Valley College, Campbell Adult and Community Education, East Side Adult Education, Milpitas Adult Education, Santa Clara Adult Education, and Silicon Valley Adult Education.