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

Questions?

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