In-Person OPEN HOUSE at the Ohlone's FREMONT Center: Sat., August 7, 10am-1pm
Explore the Ohlone College Fremont campus, learn about course offerings, and connect with faculty and staff, during this FREE open house event. Open to the general public. Event is free, but registration is required. Find out more and register today at:

Complete a Digital Media Essential Skills Certificate of Completion this Fall!
Learn more here about the 5 short-term courses offered in person at Fremont Adult School this Fall to introduce you to essential media skills and traits. 
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What is Noncredit?

Noncredit is intended for students who want to gain general knowledge, learn a new skill, upgrade existing skills, enrich their understanding about a wide range of topics, or develop personal interests. ​Students are offered access to a variety of courses (at no cost) to assist them in reaching their personal, academic, and professional goals. 

Ohlone College now offers noncredit classes and certificate programs in a variety of disciplines.  You'll find noncredit courses in the following departments:

  • Business Administration (BA)
  • Business Supervision / Management (BSM)
  • Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technology (CNET)
  • English (ENGL)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Engineering (ENGI)
  • Environmental Studies (ENVS)
  • Graphic Arts (GA)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Multimedia (MM)
  • Personal Development (PD)
  • Real Estate (RE)

Noncredit Courses

  • are tuition-freeStudent behind desk
  • are repeatable
  • will not eat up your Financial Aid
  • do not require proof of residency
  • will prepare you to achieve academic, career, and/or lifelong learning goals
  • will help prepare you for success in college level work

Who should take noncredit classes?

Noncredit courses are zero unit courses offered to students who are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • California residents and non-residents living in California while enrolled in courses

NOTE: Students who hold F1 visas will need to connect with the Ohlone College International Program to learn the process and eligibility for enrolling into a noncredit course or program.  Please contact:

Noncredit classes have been designed to give students the chance to learn new skill sets if they are:

  • Reentering the workforce
  • Lifelong learners
  • Seeking continuing education for job advancement
  • Looking to improve skills before attempting a college course for credit


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