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
At San Jose City College, we offer a variety of noncredit courses, including highly successful, short-term vocational courses such as our Medical Assisting MA 500A, 500B, and 501.
We are delighted to support our students in making the transition from noncredit, to credit, to employment!
To view course descriptions, please take a look at out Course Catalog.
Adapted Physical Education (APE)APE 500 - Adapted Body Conditioning APE 501 - Adapted Low-Impact Swimming for Health
Computer Applications (CA)
CA 500 - Getting Started With MacIntosh MacOs
Computer Information Systems (CIS)CIS 500 - Troubleshooting and Repairing iOS/Iphone and Android Mobile Devices
Construction Technology (CNSTR)
CNSTR 500 - Building Trades Apprenticeship 1
CNSTR 501 - Building Trades Apprenticeship 2
CNSTR 502 - Building Trades Apprenticeship 3
EDUC 590 - Leadership in Small-Group Peer-Assisted Learning
EDUC 591 - Pedagogies/Best Practices in Small-Group Peer-Assisted Learning
EDUC 592 - Learning Strategies in Small-Group Peer Assisted Learning
English as a Second Language (ESL)
For information about our English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, please visit the ESL website.ESL 500 - ESL in the Health Care Setting
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
Health and Science (HSCI)
HSCI 500 - Covid-19 Contact Tracing
HSCI 501 - Infectious Disease Case Investigator
HSCI 502 - Work Place Safety - Infectious Disease
Laser Technology (Laser)
Laser 500 - Introduction to Laser Technology
Learning Skills (LS)
LS 590 - Leadership in Small-Group Peer-Assisted Learning
LS 591 - Pedagogies/Best/Practices in Small-Group Peer Assisted Learning
LS 592 - Learning Strategies in Small-Group Peer-Assisted Learning
Mathematics (MATH)MATH 501 - Review of Common Core Integrated Mathematics IMATH 502 - Review of Common Core Integrated Mathematics IIMATH 503 - Review of Common Core Integrated Mathematics IIIMATH 512 - Prealgebra
MATH 521 - Math for Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting (MA)
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
READ 567 - Practical Reading
Noncredit Education - FAQs
Are noncredit Courses Free?
Yes, Noncredit courses are free!
Do Noncredit courses count towards my GPA?
No, Noncredit courses do not count towards student's GPA.
Can I opt out of the Student representation fee?
Yes, students can Opt out of the Student representation fee, please follow the steps on how todecline charges.
What is Open Enrollment?
Students can enroll in non-credit courses during the first half of the semester as long as there are seats available in the class.
Summer and Fall 2022 Noncredit Healthcare Courses
Certificates of Completion and Competency
San Jose City College currently offers two Noncredit Certificates of Completion and one Certificate of Competency:
Community Health worker NoncreditCommunity Health Worker program allows students the opportunity to get the skills essential for the safe and effective movement of a patient across the care continuum, improved self-management of patient care, and enhanced patient-practitioner communication.
ESL in career and college - Intermediate The ESL Certificate of Competency will prepare students to progress in a career path or to undertake degree-applicable or non-degree-applicable credit courses.
Medical Career Preparation
The Medical Career Preparation certificate prepares students to begin their studies towards a healthcare career.
South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (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.
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