NEW Noncredit Certificate: Real Estate Exam Prep 1 – Class Starts February 9, 2021

Interested in a real estate career? Prepare for the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) licensing exam by enrolling in the first class, in this two-part certificate program. Learn more about property ownership, land use controls and regulations, laws of agency, valuations and marketing analysis, and more, all while mastering the techniques for success on the exam. Find out more about this tuition-free noncredit course and 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)
  • Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technology (CNET)
  • English (ENGL)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Engineering (ENGI)
  • 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
  • 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:

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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