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Courses Offerings


Credit Courses Offered (Past and Present):

  • ANTHRO 103 – Cultural Anthropology
  • AUTECH 114 – Basic Autoelectric Systems
  • AUTECH 160 – Diesel Engines
  • AUTECH 165 – Diesel Fuel Systems
  • BUS100 – Introduction to Business
  • CHEM 100 – Chemistry and Society
  • COUNS 110 – Career-Life Planning
  • COUNS 150 – Student Success
  • ENGL 096 – Accelerated Prep for Reading and Writing
  • ENGL 101 – English Composition
  • ENGL 105 – Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 262 – American Multicultural Literature
  • GEOGRPH 101 – Physical Geography 
  • GEOGRPH 104 – World Regional Geography
  • HIST 130 – Social/Cultural History of the United States
  • HLHSCI 100 – Health Education
  • MFGT 090 – Measurements and Computations
  • MUSIC 106 – Development of Jazz
  • PHILOS 106 – Critical Reasoning
  • PHILOS 120 – Introduction to Ethics
  • PSYCH 101 – Introduction to Psychology
  • SOCI 101 – Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 103 – Intimate Relationships/Families 
  • SOCI 104 – Introduction to Social Justice Studies
  • SOCI 207 – Social Problems
  • THEATR 110 – Understanding Theatre

Non-Credit Courses Offered (Past and Present):

  • NC.CSKL 001 – Time Management
  • NC.CSKL 002 – Business Writing in the Tech Age
  • NC.CSKL 003 – Critical Thinking (Problem Solving)
  • NC.CSKL 004 – Customer Service 
  • NC.CSKL 005 – Negotiation
  • NC.CSKL 006 – Personality Styles
  • NC.ENGL 001 – Essential Reading & Writing I
  • NC.ENGL 002 – Essential Reading & Writing II
  • NC.HLTH 001 – Adult/Pediatric CPR/First Aid
  • NC.LSKL 050 – Cleaning up your California Criminal Record
  • NC.LSKL 060 – Parenting Strategies I
  • NC.LSKL 061 – Parenting Strategies II
  • NC.LSKL 070 – Anger Management I
  • NC.LSKL 071 – Anger Management II
  • NC.LSKL 080 – Domestic Violence I
  • NC.LSKL 081 – Domestic Violence II
  • NC.LSKL 090 – Addiction & Substance Abuse I
  • NC.LSKL 091 – Addiction & Substance Abuse II
  • NC.LSKL 100 – Personal Health & Wellness
  • NC.LSKL 101 – Mindfulness Strategies & Stress Management
  • NC.WATR 100A – Green Gardener I
  • NC.WATR 100B – Green Gardener II

Non-Credit Certificates


  • Certificate of Completion: Workplace Essential

    Earners of this certificate have demonstrated effective and professional business writing skills using appropriate business tone, organization, formatting, word choice and persuasion. They have learned the art of matching the delivery channel (email, letter, memo or text) to the message type and situations. Earners have gained a deeper understanding of time management tools, critical thinking techniques, and problem solving strategies. 

    Certificate Student Learning Outcome:
    Students will be able to apply effective strategies in time and workload management, business writing, and analytical thinking techniques. 

    Program Requirements:
    Units Required: 0 
                                                                                                                                             Units
    NC.CSKL 001 Time Management ..............................................................................................0.0 
    NC.CSKL 002 Business Writing in the Technology Age ......................................................0.0 
    NC.CSKL 003 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making ........................0.0


    NC.CSKL 001 TIME MANAGEMENT 
    8.00 hours 
    Explores time management strategies and tools for effectively managing expanding workloads, shifting priorities, and increasing demands. Practice prioritizing “Important” versus “Urgent” activities. Emphasis on analyzing current use of time, identifying organizational goals, roles and priorities, discovering gaps to achieving goals and apply time management tools to the gaps for completing important priorities first.


    NC.CSKL 002 BUSINESS WRITING IN THE TECHNOLOGY AGE 
    8.00 hours
    Develops effective and professional business writing skills for electronic and hard-copy communication using business tone, organization and formatting, word choice and persuasion.


    NC.CSKL 003 CRITICAL THINKING (PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING) 
    8.00 hours
    Develops analytical thinking, decision making and problem solving techniques. Apply judgment and insight to break problems into component parts and apply deductive reasoning.


    Certificate of Completion: Customer Relations 

    Earners of this certificate have developed a deep understanding of communication skills and how they relate to quality customer service. Additionally, earners understand different personality styles and how to adapt to each. They are able to provide strategic customer service recommendations based on their classroom experience as well as demonstrate collaborative problem solving. 

    Certificate Student Learning Outcome:
    Students will be able to evaluate effective strategies in customer relations through creative problem solving, collaborative negotiation process tools, and effective communication for a variety of personality styles. 

    Program Requirements: 
    Units Required: 0 
                                                                                 Units 
    NC.CSKL 004 Customer Service............................0.0 
    NC.CSKL 005 Negotiation ......................................0.0 
    NC.CSKL 006 Personality Styles............................0.0


    NC.CSKL 004 CUSTOMER SERVICE
    8.00 – 24.00 hours 
    Applies practical strategies to retain a valuable customer base, diffuse difficult situations and earn repeat business. Topics include the anatomy of a complaint, regulating verbal and nonverbal responses, active listening skills, creative problem solving, customer perceptions and expectations, adapting to different conflict styles, and steps to defuse angry customers.


    NC.CSKL 005 NEGOTIATION 
    8.00 hours 
    Applies collaboration tools for building high-trust synergistic relationships. Analyze the conflict cycle and practice skills to diffuse conflict at each stage for mutual benefit. Assess one’s strengths and utilize tools to facilitate and adapt to others styles. Skills include re-framing, neutralizing language, discovering of interests, and leveraging innovative solutions through a collaborative negotiation process.


    NC.CSKL 006 PERSONALITY STYLES 
    8.00 hours 
    Exploration of participants’ own behaviors and personality styles, while learning to adapt one’s behavior to be effective with other personality styles in a variety of work situations. Emphasis is placed on dealing with difficult relationships and communicating in a way that matches the needs of all involved to achieve relationship satisfaction and organizational objectives. 

  • Certificate of Competency: Essential Reading and Writing Skills for College and Career

    Develops reading and writing skills by focusing on critical reading and composition strategies.

    Certificate Student Learning Outcome: 
    Students will be able to:

    • Compose well-organized, fully-developed, and grammatically correct essays and/or workplace documents, using relevant evidence.
    • Make connections among texts and ideas that lead to thoughtful, analytical, and expository writing.

    Program Requirements: 
    Units Required: 0 
                                                                                                                                  Units
    NC.ENGL 001 Essential Reading and Writing Skills I ...............................................0.0 
    NC.ENGL 002 Essential Reading and Writing Skills II .............................................0.0


    NC.ENGL 001 ESSENTIAL READING AND WRITING SKILLS I 
    18.00 – 36.00 hours 
    Develops reading and writing skills by applying critical reading strategies to non-fiction texts and writing brief source-based essays.


    NC.ENGL 002 ESSENTIAL READING AND WRITING SKILLS II 
    18.00 – 36.00 hours 
    Develops writing skills by focusing on strategies to compose well-organized and coherent essays. Develops reading skills by focusing on formulating inferences and making connections among fiction and nonfiction texts and ideas.


  • Certificate of Completion: Green Gardener

    The Green Gardener Program is comprised of two non-credit, sequential courses that will allow gardeners and landscapers to identify, describe and apply best practices in professional waterwise gardening. The program emphasizes the efficient use of resources and appropriate customer communication in residential and commercial landscape maintenance practices. The curriculum is designed to help students prepare for entry-level positions in gardening and landscaping as well as refine the existing skills of industry professionals preparing for a leadership role in landscaping.

    Certificate Student Learning Outcome: 
    Students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate proficiency in the efficient use of resources and best practices in waterwise gardening.
    • Improve and enhance customer communication and interactions.

    Program Requirements: 
    Units Required: 0
                                                                                   Units
    NC.WATR 100A Green Gardener I ............................0.0
    NC.WATR 100B Green Gardener II ...........................0.0


    NC.WATR 100A GREEN GARDENER I 
    16.00 hours
    Presents the fundamentals of green gardening including plant selection, irrigation management, pruning, pest management, fertilizers, and general water efficiency. Additionally the course will cover fundamental communication with customers for identifying and fixing related landscape maintenance problems.


    NC.WATR 100B GREEN GARDENER II 
    16.00 hours 
    Presents the fundamentals of green gardening with a focus on turfgrass, turfgrass alternatives, and trees. Additionally the course will cover communicating with customers and technology that can enhance communication.

  • Certificate of Completion: Commercial Sewing Certificate

    NC.VOC 10A – COMMERCIAL SEWING l 
    Introduces the use of single/double needle, cover stitch, and overlock sewing machines to assemble shirts while adhering to safety policies and procedures.

    NC.VOC 10B – COMMERCIAL SEWING ll 
    Expands the use of overlock, single/double needle sewing machines, and introduces elastic sewing machines to assemble apparel and linens while adhering to safety policies and procedures.

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