Noncredit Course Descriptions

Customer Service Academy

Course Course Description
BSM-910A - Communication in the Workplace This noncredit course introduces the key elements for communication in the professional workplace. The course is beneficial for students seeking to improve their interpersonal communication skills. Not applicable to associate degree.
BSM-910B - Writing Skills for Managers This noncredit course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to effectively write various business documents. This course is beneficial for students seeking to improve their written communication skills in the workplace. Not applicable to associate degree.
BSM-910C - Attitude in the Workplace This noncredit course introduces the key elements for attitude in the professional workplace. This course is beneficial for students seeking to improve their ability to communicate a positive attitude while at work. Not applicable to associate degree.
BSM-910D - Decision Making & Problem Solving

This noncredit course introduces the key elements for decision making and problem solving in the professional workplace. This course is beneficial for students seeking to improve their decision making and problem solving skills. Not applicable to associate degree.

BSM-910E - Managing Organizational Change

This noncredit course introduces the key elements for managing organizational change in the professional workplace. This course is beneficial for students seeking to improve their understanding of how to manage organizational change. Not applicable to associate degree.

BSM-910F - Stress Management in the Workplace 

This noncredit course is designed to acquaint students with key elements of stress management in the workplace. This course is beneficial for students seeking to improve their skills in recognizing and managing stress. Not applicable to associate degree.

BSM-910G - Team Building

This noncredit course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how teams work together, and common problems teams encounter and how to solve them. Not applicable to associate degree.

BSM-910H - Time Management This noncredit course is designed to introduce students to time management principles and specific tools that assist in making the most efficient use of time. This course is beneficial for students seeking to improve their time management skills. Not applicable to associate degree.
BSM-910I - Conflict Resolution This noncredit course is designed to introduce students to the meaning of conflict, the causes of conflict, and strategies for resolving interpersonal conflict. This course is beneficial for students seeking to improve their conflict resolution skills. Not applicable to associate degree.
BSM-910J - Values & Ethics

This noncredit course is designed to acquaint students with the importance of values and ethics in the workplace. This course is beneficial for students seeking to improve skills in interpreting how values influence actions and evaluating the impact of ethical behavior. Not applicable to associate degree.

BSM-910K - Customer Service

This noncredit course covers key skills and attitudes necessary to effectively meet the customer's need and teaches students best practices for the importance of values and ethics in the workplace. Not applicable to associate degree.

Computer Fundamentals (Information Technology)

Course Course Description

CNET-901A  - Computers & Information Literacy

This noncredit course is a general introduction to the area of computers and computer literacy. This course will cover a broad overview of topics including hardware and software terms, computer systems, cyber security and technology vocabulary. With technology growing quickly, keeping your computer skills up to date while maintaining proficiency in new basic computer skills is a great way to obtain and retain employment in any industry. Not applicable to associate degree.

CNET-901B  - Introduction to Computer Systems & Computer Support  This noncredit course is a general introduction to computer hardware and software; how to build a computer; and how to troubleshoot computer issues. Not applicable to associate degree. 
 

Beginning Engineering Skills

Course Course Description
ENGI-915 - Introduction to SolidWorks

This noncredit course covers advanced engineering graphics and design, and computer aided drafting using AutoCAD. Not applicable to associate degree.

ENGI-916 - Introduction to SolidWorks

This noncredit course covers graphics and design, using SolidWorks. Not applicable to associate degree.

Beginning Technology Skills

Course Course Description
CAOT-912A  - Beginning Technology Skills I Course

This noncredit course is the first in a series of two sequential courses that provide office terminology and computer skill sets needed for today's digital employee. Not applicable to associate degree.

CAOT-912B  - Beginning Technology Skills II Course This noncredit course is the second in a series of two sequential courses that provide office terminology and computer skill sets needed for today's digital employee. Not applicable to associate degree.

 

Beginning Math Skills

Course Course Description
MATH-900A   - Applications of Math I

This noncredit course blends mathematical topics with practical applications. Emphasis is placed on the use of mathematics in solving word problems drawn from real world scenarios. Not applicable to associate degree.

 

Entrepreneurial Business Basics

Course  Course Description
BA-921A - Developing Your Business Plan This noncredit course is designed for students who desire to start their own business. Students create a business plan that describes their new business; its products or services; funding; operations; and staffing. Other essential elements needed for the first three to five years of a new business are also introduced. Not applicable to associate degree.
BA-921B - Legal Aspects of Small Business                      This noncredit course is designed for students interested in establishing a business. All legal aspects are covered, such as forms of ownership, licensing, working with employee/independent contractor issues, employer relations, and taxes. Not applicable to associate degree.

Effective Job Search Skills

Course Course Description
BSM-930A - Effective Job Search Skills I

This noncredit course is the first part of a two series noncredit certificate program. Students are introduced to the Ohlone College Career Center; job search strategies; resume writing and formatting; and how to navigate a professional social media platform. Not applicable to associate degree.

BSM-930B - Effective Job Search Skills II This noncredit course is the second part of a two series noncredit certificate program. Students are introduced to job search skills and tactics to perfecting the interview process. Not applicable to associate degree. 

English as a Second Language

These courses are open to students whose native language is not English.  Students will need to go through the new ESL Placement Process before selecting a course. 

Course Course Description

ESL-981LS - Listening & Speaking, Level I   (Low Intermediate)

This course is for students who already understand and speak basic English and can communicate their needs and have short conversations about daily life. In this course, students will practice listening and speaking skills, improve their fluency, and learn more vocabulary. Students must be able to type and use a computer.
ESL-981RW - Reading & Writing, Level I   (Low Intermediate) This course is for students who can already read, write, and communicate in simple English related to everyday life. Students in this course will improve their basic reading, vocabulary, and grammar skills and learn basic paragraph-writing. Students must be able to type and use a computer.
ESL-982LS - Listening & Speaking, Level II (Intermediate) This course is for students who can already understand the main points when they listen to someone talk about a familiar topic and can also speak about basic ideas and experiences. Students in this course will develop broader listening, speaking, and communication skills in American English. The focus of this course is on fluency and vocabulary development, with some attention to verb tenses and sentence structure. Students must be able to type and use a computer.
ESL-982RW - Reading & Writing, Level II (Intermediate) This course is for students who can already write paragraphs of 150 words and read simple novels or biographies. In this course, students will expand reading, vocabulary, and grammar skills and learn to write longer, more complex paragraphs. Students must be able to type and use a computer.
ESL-983LS - Listening and Speaking, Level III  (High Intermediate) This course is for students who can already discuss their own experiences and familiar topics easily but most often only within the ESL environment. Students in this course will develop broader listening, speaking, and communication skills for general and academic purposes outside of ESL. The course emphasizes fluency, comprehension, beginning note-taking, vocabulary development, and increasing grammatical accuracy. Students must be able to type and use a computer.
ESL-983RW - Reading and Writing, Level III  (High Intermediate) This course is for students who already write paragraphs of 200-250 words and read intermediate level novels and articles. Students in this course will continue to expand their vocabulary and grammar skills and learn how to use variety in sentence structure to create a writing style that expresses more complex ideas. The course includes writing multi-paragraph essays. Students must be able to type and use a computer.
ESL-984LS - Listening and Speaking, Level IV (Advanced) This course is for students who already interact with native speakers effectively in many situations. Students should be able to understand some academic lectures and participate in group discussions on familiar topics. In this course, students will improve their ability to comprehend and express ideas on a higher level for academic and professional purposes through development of listening, speaking, and additional communication skills. The course also includes note-taking and responding to academic lectures and other presentations through group discussions, debates, oral presentations, and impromptu speeches. Students must be able to type and use a computer.
ESL-984RW - Reading and Writing, Level IV  (Advanced) This course is for students who already write essays of 500 words with a clear thesis and supporting paragraphs, related to readings and topics of study and discussion that might be used by high school or college students who are native speakers of English. Students in this course will raise the accuracy, quality, and complexity of their academic writing to prepare for transfer-level classes in English and other subjects. The focus is on reading analytically, thinking critically, and writing academic essays. Students must be able to type and use a computer.

 

Multimedia and Graphic Arts

Course Course Description

MM-900 -
Game Design Essentials

This noncredit course provides students with an overview of the tools, practices, and employment opportunities in the game design industry that encompasses dozens of job disciplines and employs thousands of people worldwide. Not applicable to associate degree.
MM-901 -
Web Design Essentials
This hands-on noncredit course introduces students to basic web design including creating, editing, publishing, and maintaining websites for business and personal use. The course does not require any prior knowledge of web design. Not applicable to associate degree.
MM-902 -
Video Production Essentials
This noncredit course teaches students the basics of video production, camera functions, video editing, and exporting video to the web. Not applicable to associate degree.