Noncredit LIVE Zoom Info Sessions

  • Noncredit ESL Overview  |  JAN. 13 at 1 PM  | Register here!
  • Noncredit Business Overview  |  JAN. 18 at 4 PM  | Register here!
  • General Noncredit Overview  |  JAN. 26 at 4 PM  | Register here!

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
  • Current high school students
  • 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


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, send an email to, or call 510-742-2308.