CONTINUING EDUCATION

NON-CREDIT CLASSES

The College’s Community Education Department provides lifelong learning classes to residents of all ages with opportunities for professional development, skills development, and language acquisition. These courses are offered tuition-free and are supported by the State of California. Courses include English as a Second Language (ESL), Immigrant Education & Citizenship, College Success Skills, programs for Older Adults (Emeritus College), Health and Safety Education, and Career Technical Education programs. Some courses may require a materials fee to be paid at the time of registration to cover the cost of supplies and materials given to students during the class. This fee does not cover the cost of any required textbooks.
COLLEGE SUCCESS SKILLS (BASIC SKILLS)

General Education Development Preparation Certificate of Completion (Noncredit)
This certificate prepares students to take the General Education Development exam.
Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, science, social studies, mathematics, and the test taking strategies required to meet the GED requirements.
 
Academic Skills Certificate of Competency (Noncredit)
Students who receive this certificate have demonstrated mastery of skills in English and mathematics at the elementary and secondary levels.
Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in English and mathematics skills at the elementary and secondary levels.
 
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)   
 
ESL/Beginning Level Certificate of Competency (Noncredit)
Students who receive this certificate have demonstrated mastery of the Model Standards for Adult Education Programs Beginning Low and Beginning High levels of English skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Student Learning Outcome
Communicate in English through reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the beginning high level. 
 
ESL/Intermediate Level Certificate of Competency (Noncredit)
Students who receive this certificate have demonstrated mastery of the Model Standards for Adult Education Programs Intermediate Low and Intermediate High levels of English skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in English through reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English at the intermediate high level.