Ohlone College is hosting FREE, live, Zoom sessions covering noncredit classes: June 30-August 5, 2020. You’ll be introduced to the various career oriented classes and opportunities to help you enhance current skills. Registration is FREE. Register Today! 

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)
  • Computer Applications and Occupational Technology (CAOT)
  • Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technology (CNET)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Multimedia (MM)

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
  • Minors who may benefit from instruction and have permission from both the local high school district and a parent or guardian

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: https://www.ohlone.edu/international/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


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or send an email to noncredit@ohlone.edu.