NonCredit Courses

NONCREDIT

Noncredit programs provide students access to higher education for skill attainment, college preparation, career enhancement, and personal enrichment. To earn a certificate in noncredit programs, students must complete the list of required courses identified in the program. Noncredit courses are offered free of charge, except for instructional materials fees, if applicable, and are repeatable. These courses are identified with course numbers ending in “N,” for example, G001N. Students taking only noncredit courses do not earn college credits, and are not eligible for financial aid.

The following is a list of noncredit categories as defined in California Education Code Section 84757 and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 55151.

1. English as Second Language

2. Immigrant

3. Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills

4. Health and Safety

5. Substantial Disabilities

6. Parenting

7. Home Economics

8. Courses for Older Adults

9. Short-term Vocational Programs

10. Workforce Preparation

AWARDS FOR NONCREDIT PROGRAMS

There are two types of Awards for noncredit programs: Certificate of Competency and Certificate of Completion.

1. Certificate of Competency

This award confirms that a student enrolled in a noncredit program has demonstrated achievement in a set of competencies that prepares students to progress in a career path or to undertake degree-applicable and non-degree applicable credit courses.

2. Certificate of Completion

This award confirms that a student has completed a noncredit program that prepares students to progress in a career path or to take degree-applicable courses.

NonCredit Certificates in Automotive Technology

AUTOMOTIVE LUBE TECHNICIAN SPECIALIST

Certificate of Completion

This certificate combines Automotive Safety (G002N) and Automotive Lube Technician (G003N) to prepare you to enter the automotive field as an Automotive Lube Technician Specialist. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to safely maintain and change most automotive fluids and perform a comprehensive vehicle inspection which meets industry standards.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Perform conversions between various units of automotive measurements based on manufacturers specifications.

2. Demonstrate safe lifting practices outlined by manufacturer’s service information.

3. Demonstrate proper execution of maintenance service procedures within industry specified labor times.

4. Analyze vehicle concerns and demonstrate proper written record keeping practices (repair order documentation).

Required Courses

AUTO G002N – Automotive Safety – 16 hours

AUTO G003N – Automotive Lube Technician – 48 hours

Total Hours: 60


AUTOMOTIVE TIRE AND WHEEL TECHNICIAN

Certificate of Completion

This certificate combines Automotive Safety (G002N) and Automotive Tire and Wheel Service (G004N) to prepare you for a career in the Automotive field as a tire and wheel specialist. Upon completion you will be able to safely install aftermarket and factory wheel and tires, and repair tire punctures in passenger and light truck tires.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Perform conversions between various units of automotive measurements based on manufacturers specifications.

2. Demonstrate safe lifting practices outlined by manufacturer’s service information.

3. Demonstrate proper execution of tire and wheel maintenance. Including routine service and repairs.

4. Analyze vehicle concerns and demonstrate proper written record keeping practices (repair order documentation).

Required Courses

AUTO G002N – Automotive Safety – 16 hours

AUTO G004N – Automotive Tire and Wheel Service – 48 hours

Total Hours: 60


VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST

Certificate of Completion

This certificate combines Automotive Safety (G002N), Automotive Lube Technician (G003N), and Automotive Tire and Wheel Service (G004N) to equip you with the skills needed to work at an automotive repair shop that focuses on vehicle maintenance and tire service. Upon completing this program, you will have the skills and knowledge to safely inspect and maintain most automotive fluids, repair tire punctures, and mount and balance tires and wheels for passenger vehicles and light trucks.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Perform conversions between various units of automotive measurements based on manufacturers specifications.

2. Demonstrate safe lifting practices outlined by manufacturer’s service information.

3. Demonstrate component replacement procedures within industry specified labor times.

4. Analyze vehicle concerns and demonstrate proper written record keeping practices (repair order documentation).

Required Courses

AUTO G002N – Automotive Safety – 16 hours

AUTO G003N – Automotive Safety – 48 hours

AUTO G004N – Automotive Tire and Wheel Service – 48 hours

Total Hours: 112

NonCredit Certificates in Computer Business Applications

BUSINESS INFORMATION WORKER I, PART I

Certificate of Completion

The Business Information Worker I (BIW I) is a state- wide structured pathway to equip students for entry level employment in a variety of business environments. Designed in conjunction with faculty and the business community, this 8-course pathway provides a solid foundation in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and strong digital and web literacy skills to bring efficiency and productivity to the workplace. The Business Information Worker I curriculum also fosters critical thinking, problem solving, and business communication skills that are essential for a student to utilize in the workplace.

This enhanced non-credit certificate of completion, Business Information Worker I, Part 1, consists of the first sequence of the 8-course BIW I pathway. The second certificate of completion, Business Information Worker I, Part 2, will contain the remainder of the courses that make up the BIW I pathway. Together, both certificates of completion comprise the entire 8-course sequence in the BIW I pathway.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Communicate effectively using basic oral and written methods.

2. Demonstrate basic computer literacy to operate, maintain, protect, and support data files.

3. Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to facilitate customer service and bring value to an organization.

4. Utilize computer application software to create, edit, and organize various documents, forms, spreadsheets, and other file types.

5. Develop applicable communication techniques to share, distribute, and collaborate information using office software.

Required Courses

CBA G101N – Keyboarding – 54 hours

CBA G145N – Introduction to Computers – 54 hours

CBA G152N – Microsoft Windows – 90 hours

MGMT G155N – Customer Service – 54 hours

Total Hours: 252


BUSINESS INFORMATION WORKER I, PART 2

Certificate of Completion

The Business Information Worker I (BIW I) is a state- wide structured pathway to equip students for entry level employment in a variety of business environments. Designed in conjunction with faculty and the business community, this 8-course pathway provides a solid foundation in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and strong digital and web literacy skills to bring efficiency and productivity to the workplace. The Business Information Worker I curriculum also fosters critical thinking, problem solving, and business communication skills that are essential for a student to utilize in the workplace.

This non-credit certificate of completion, Business Information Worker I, Part 2, consists of the second sequence of the 8-course BIW I pathway. The second certificate of completion, Business Information Worker I, Part 2, will contain the remainder of the courses that make up the BIW I pathway. Together, both certificates of completion comprise the entire 8-course sequence in the BIW I pathway.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Communicate effectively using basic oral and written methods.

2. Demonstrate basic computer literacy to operate, maintain, protect, and support data files.

3. Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to facilitate customer service and bring value to an organization.

4. Utilize computer application software to create, edit, and organize various documents, forms, spreadsheets, and other file types.

5. Develop applicable communication techniques to share, distribute, and collaborate information using office software.

Required Courses

CBA G155N – Microsoft WORD, Introduction – 54 hours

CBA G160N – Microsoft EXCEL, Introduction – 54 hours

CBA G149N – Microsoft Outlook – 54 hours

BUS G130N – Introduction to Business Writing – 54 hours

Total Hours: 216

NonCredit Certificates in Digital Media

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT CREATION TECHNICIAN

Certificate of Completion

The Social Media Technician, Certificate of Completion is designed to provide the student with the foundation and hands on instruction in the creation of print, photographic, graphic, audio and video content intended for publication on a variety of social media platforms. Through lectures and workplace based lab simulations and scenarios the student will learn how to design and create effective content for social media.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Create content for distribution on a variety of social media platforms.

2. Produce and post a blog, setup and maintain a YouTube channel based on a social media strategy developed by a marketing professional.

3. Create content using social media live stream features.

4. Analyze vehicle concerns and demonstrate proper written record keeping practices (repair order documentation).

Required Courses

DM G103N – Social Media Content Production – Applied – 90 hours

DM G140N – Digital Media Production, Introduction – 90 hours

Total Hours: 180

NonCredit Certificates in English As A Second Language (ESL)

ESL LEVEL 1

Certificate of Completion

Beginning ESL certificate. Students will learn basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Students are placed into the best level for their ability. After completion of certificate, students may go to intermediate level classes.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Identify the main idea and supporting details of a level- appropriate reading text when given a list of choices.

2. Identify the main idea of a level-appropriate listening text when given a list of choices.

3. Compose a short writing in response to a question using correct time sequencing, word order, and sentence-ending punctuation.

Required Courses

ESL G011N – ESL Core Course, Level 1

ESL G021N – ESL Core Course, Level 2

ESL G022N – ESL Reading/Writing, Level 2

>ESL G023N – Listening/Speaking, Level 2

Total:


ENGLISH LIFE SKILLS 1

Certificate of Competency

This is the first level in the adult education, English language learning sequence. Beginning non-native language learners will develop English skills essential for daily English communication. Its focus on language, culture, and life skills will help students achieve personal, career, and/or academic goals. The program prepares students to engage in basic conversations, read and understand simple directions and texts, complete basic forms, and compose simple sentences. It also prepares students for the second level of the program.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Practice simple conversations.

2. Recognize basic directions and texts.

3. Transfer personal information on sections of simple forms and applications.

4. Construct simple sentences in paragraph form.

Required Courses

ELL G010N – English for Communication 1 – 72 hours

ELL G099N – Language Lab – 16 units

ELL G015N – Grammar for Fluency 1 – 24 hours

or

ELL G016N – Pronunciation for Fluency 1 – 24 hours

Total Hours: 112


ENGLISH LIFE SKILLS 2

Certificate of Competency

This is the second level in the adult education, English language learning sequence. Intermediate English learners will further develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills essential for daily English communication. Its focus on language, culture, and life skills will help students achieve personal, career, and/or academic goals. The program prepares students to participate in conversations on familiar topics, read and understand texts from various genres, and compose basic paragraphs. It also prepares students for the third level of the program.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Identify print materials from everyday life.

2. Develop a topic sentence with supporting sentences to compose a paragraph on a familiar topic.

3. Demonstrate the ability to give advice, make requests, and offer suggestions.

Required Courses

ELL G020N – English for Communication 2 – 72 hours

ELL G099N – Language Lab – 16 units

ELL G025N – Grammar for Fluency 2 – 24 hours

or

ELL G026N – Pronunciation for Fluency 2 – 24 hours

Total Hours: 112


ENGLISH LIFE SKILLS 3

Certificate of Competency

This is the third level in the adult education, English language learning sequence. Advanced English learners will enhance their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills essential for daily English communication. The focus on language, culture, and life skills will help students achieve personal, career, and/ or academic goals. The program prepares students to further develop oral fluency, read and understand work-specific texts, and write varied paragraphs. It also prepares students for ESL academic credit courses.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Discuss varied topics related to school, family, and work with controlled fluidity and elevated fluency.

2. Compose a descriptive/narrative/expository paragraph.

3. Demonstrate comfortable fluency with question words and forms.

Required Courses

ELL G030N – English for Communication 3 – 72 hours

ELL G099N – Language Lab – 16 hours

ELL G035N – Grammar for Fluency 3 – 24

or

ELL G036N Pronunciation for Fluency 3 2

Total Hours: 112

Course Descriptions

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G002N – 0 Units

Automotive Safety

This noncredit course covers general safety guidlines for the Automotive Industry. Students will learn about Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), how to safely use and maintain automotive tools, vehicle hoists, and other equipment used in the industry. In addition students will take the S/P2 (Safety and Pollution Prevention) safety test which outlines proper procedures for hazardous waste handling and disposal. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G003N – 0 Units

Automotive Lube Technician

Prerequisites: Automotive G002N

This noncredit course covers fundamental theories and skills required to enter the automotive workforce as an Automotive Lube Technician. Upon completion, students will learn basic automotive safety, become proficient in using published and online vehicle service information platforms, and perform vehicle service procedures outlined by periodic maintenance schedules. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G004N – 0 Units

Automotive Tire and Wheel Service

Prerequisites: Automotive G002N

This noncredit course covers fundamental theory and skills required to work as a tire technician. Students will learn basic automotive safety, guidelines for aftermarket wheel and tire replacement, as well as the safe use of equipment for repairing and replacing tires used on most light truck and passenger vehicles. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.


BUSINESS G130N – 0 Units

Introduction to Business Writing

Advisories: English G099 is strongly recommended

This noncredit course provides a basic understanding of business communication and develops confidence and skill in writing effective business letters, memos, electronic communications, and reports. Particular focus will be placed on forming a solid foundation for writing business documents, eliminating writer’s block, improving writing techniques, increasing editing and proofreading skills, and developing actual practice in writing, positive, negative, neutral, and persuasive communications. Lecture. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.


CHEMISTRY G099N – 0 Units

Chemistry Instructional Assistant

Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission

Students in this noncredit course assist in the teaching of chemistry lab or lecture sections. To be eligible for this course a student must have successfully completed the class in which they plan to assist. Students assist instructors by some combination of the following: monitoring lab safety, clarifying lab skills and techniques, explaining experiments, engaging in active- learning lecture classrooms by guiding course topic discussions, or answering questions about lecture content. Students will prepare and present one or more oral or written presentations of lab or lecture topics. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.


COLLEGE G095N – 0 Units

College Success and Readiness

This noncredit course in academic strategies is designed to assist students in developing an understanding of academic principles and expectations with an emphasis on student responsibility for learning. In addition, this course provides an exploration of the psychological, social, and health factors that influence success in college. Students will be given an opportunity to practice and adopt college learning skills through a combination of exercises, practice assignments, and group discussions. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.


COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G101N – 0 Units

Keyboarding

This noncredit course introduces the basic computer keyboard layout and teaches keyboarding concepts using touch techniques and symbol- key reaches. The course assumes that the student has never had formal keyboarding instruction. The student will also learn some basic word processing concepts to make keyboarding quick and easy. Lab. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G145N – 0 Units

Introduction To Computers

This noncredit course provides a hands- on introduction to computer concepts. Students will learn the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, file management, and web navigation. Students will also get an introduction to the Windows Operating system as well as Microsoft Office. Overall, students will attain computer literacy and comprehend the importance of technology in today’s world to be able to purchase or update computers in an appropriate setting. This course is designed for students who have no prior experience with computers. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G149N – 0 Units

Microsoft Outlook

Advisories: Proper keyboarding and basic computer skills

This noncredit course teaches students to use the Microsoft Outlook application. Students will learn to use Outlook to communicate through email, create and store contacts, and schedule appointments and tasks. Topics include setting the Outlook environment, organizing the Inbox and folders, creating and formatting item content, as well as work with the Tasks and Notes modules. This course prepares students for the Outlook Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G152N – 0 Units

Microsoft Windows

Advisories: CBA G145N or equivalent experience

This noncredit course provides a hands- on comprehensive introduction to the Microsoft Windows operating system environment. Students will learn how to organize and manage files in file explorer, personalize the Windows environment, work with multi-media files, and establish mobile computing networks. Other computing aspects such as web navigation within Windows, the Windows email platform, Windows security features, and utilizing system information to improve the computer’s operational performance will also be explored. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G155N – 0 Units

Microsoft WORD, Introduction

Advisories: Some keyboarding experience

This noncredit course will prepare students to use Microsoft Word to create professional documents. Topics include creating and formatting content, sharing and maintaining documents, applying page layout, and reusing content. In addition, students will also learn how to insert objects in a document, apply references and hyperlinks, and perform mail merge operations. This course, together with CBA G156, cover the skills needed to prepare for the Word Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G160N – 0 Units

Microsoft EXCEL, Introduction

This noncredit course will prepare students to use Microsoft Excel to create and edit professional spreadsheets. Topics include creating cell data, formatting cells and worksheets, and applying formulas and functions. In addition, students will also learn how to analyze and organize data, present data visually by creating charts, manage the worksheet and workbook environment and share workbooks. This course, together with CBA G161, cover the skills needed to prepare for the Excel Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Keyboarding and basic computing skills are suggested. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.


DIGITAL ARTS G100N – 0 Units

Introduction to Digital Arts

This noncredit hands-on introductory course covers the fundamentals of scanner usage, digitals cameras, and printers as digital design tools. This course also introduces the student to an array of today’s popular software used in the Digital Arts environment. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

DIGITAL ARTS G150N – 0 Units

Photoshop, Beginning

Use Adobe Photoshop for digital compositing, typography, image repair, video and web image construction for business, graphic design, the web and digital media fields. Consideration is given to Photoshop industry terms, legal “rules” for image usage, digital workflow, the tools and the basic functions of the software. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.


DIGITAL MEDIA G100N – 0 Units

Digital Media, Introduction

This noncredit course enables students to develop a broad perspective of design communication theory, processes and tools, applications, and career opportunities in digital media. Students will apply design elements and principles to projects ranging from print media publications, digital video and and audio presentations, and website design. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

DIGITAL MEDIA G103N – 0 Units

Social Media Content Production — Applied

This course is designed to provide the student with directed hands on instruction in the creation of print, photographic, graphic and video content intended for publication on a variety of social media platforms. This course provides students with an understanding of social media fundamentals and best practices in the production of content intended for display on social media. Through lectures and workplace based lab scenarios the student will practice how to design and produce effective content for a variety of social media platforms. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

DIGITAL MEDIA G110N – 0 Units

Digital Audio, Introduction

This non-credit course covers audio theory, tracking, mixing, and mastering techniques using digital audio workstation systems in more detail. Lab experiences include editing, processing, mixing, and mastering projects of various musical genres. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

DIGITAL MEDIA G113N – 0 Units

Pro Tools 101

This non-credit course provides the student with an introduction of Pro Tools, the standard software used throughout the recording industry. The course covers basic audio editing tools and techniques, plug-ins and mixing in the Pro Tools environment. The student will learn how to build multi- track sessions of live instruments, MIDI sequences, virtual instruments, audio loops and beats. Additional topics include an introduction to automation, dialog editing and audio post production for film and video. AVID Pro Tools Level 1 certification exam is included with the course. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

DIGITAL MEDIA G140N – 0 Units

Digital Media Production, Introduction

This noncredit course introduces the student to theory, terminology, setup and operation of a multi-camera fixed and remote, studio and control room. Topics include studio signal flow, directing, theory and operation of camera, audio equipment, switcher operation, fundamentals of lighting, graphics, video control and recording andlive streaming production. The course prepares the student for entry level, full or part-time, or freelance employment in digital media/video production industry. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

DIGITAL MEDIA G160N – 0 Units

Video Editing 1

This noncredit course explores theory and techniques in digital video editing. Course covers fundamental techniques and concepts of digital video, editing principles, and visual storytelling. The course reviews the process of video editing throughout the entire development of a media project. There is an emphasis on image sequencing and story continuity, the use of visual effects, color correction, media management, narration, and industry terminology. Students will apply these concepts through a series of digital video projects that showcase effective storytelling through the use of technology. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G011N – 0 Units

ESL Core Course, Level 1

(Formerly known as: ESL G011)

This is the first in a series of seven levels. It is a beginning ESL core course for students who are learning basic skills in English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. In this course, students will be introduced to simple present, simple past, simple future and present progressive verb tenses and basic English word order patterns. At the completion of the course, they will be able to read very basic English prose and engage in rudimentary conversations. No previous study of English is required. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G012N – 0 Units

ESL Reading/Writing, Level 1

(Formerly known as: ESL G012)

This is a beginning discrete skills course designed to give intensive practice in reading, writing, and grammar as it relates to reading comprehension. Students will develop the ability to write with a simple concrete vocabulary and read simple descriptive narrative, and informative materials with understanding. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G013N – 0 Units

ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 1

(Formerly known as: ESL G013)

Beginning ESL listening/speaking course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking and pronunciation in spoken grammar. At the completion of the course, students will be able to understand simple spoken English and engage in rudimentary conversations. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G021N – 0 Units

ESL Core Course, Level 2

(Formerly known as: ESL G021)

This is the second in a series of seven levels. It is a high beginning ESL core course for students who are learning basic skills in English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. In the course, students will focus on simple and progressive verb tenses and basic sentence patterns. At the completion of the course, they will be able to read and write basic English sentences, and engage in simple oral communication. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G022N – 0 Units

ESL Reading/Writing, Level 2

(Formerly known as: ESL G022)

A high beginning discrete skills course designed to give intensive practice in reading and grammar as it relates to reading comprehension. Students will develop the ability to read simple descriptive narrative, and informative materials with understanding. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G023N – 0 Units

ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 2

(Formerly known as: ESL G023)

A high beginning discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation in spoken grammar. Students will develop confidence in conversation with a limited vocabulary on everyday matters. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G031N – 0 Units

ESL Grammar-Writing Course

This noncredit course is the third grammar-writing course in a series of seven levels. While the focus is grammar- writing, this class is a low intermediate ESL core course that includes English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. In the course, students will focus on mastery of simple and progressive verb tenses, simple passive voice, indirect object patterns, modals, idiomatic expressions, and simple subordination. At the completion of the course, students will be able to use simple time and space orders in sentences and paragraphs and use correct word order in conversation. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G032N – 0 Units

ESL Reading/Vocabulary Level 3

This is a noncredit low intermediate course designed to give intensive practice in reading and vocabulary. Students will read selections ranging from simple information to high- interest stories and develop the ability to recognize main ideas, get specific details, and understand vocabulary from context. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G033N – 0 Units

ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 3

This noncredit course is a low intermediate discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Students will engage in dialogs, role playing and conversations in response to TV, video and class lectures. Stress on pronunciation of vowel sounds and end consonant clusters. Lecture. Pass/ no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING G010N – 0 Units

English for Communication 1

This noncredit course is the first level in the adult education, multi-skills sequence. Beginning English learners will develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills essential for daily English communication. Its focus on language, culture, and life skills will help the student achieve personal, career, and/or academic goals. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING G015N – 0 Units

Grammar for Fluency 1

This noncredit course is the first level in the adult education, grammar sequence. This focused-skill course uses a grammar-based approach, together with communicative activities, to increase the development of other English skills. Beginning English learners will develop skills of forming basic grammatical structures of Standard American English to achieve personal, career, and/or academic goals for everyday communication. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING G016N – 0 Units

Pronunciation for Fluency 1

This noncredit course is the first level in the adult education, pronunciation sequence. This focused-skill course uses a pronunciation-based approach together with communicative activities to develop speech clarity and listening comprehension. Beginning English learners will experience a new way of learning pronunciation with emphasis on the characteristic rhythm and intonation patterns of English to achieve their personal, career, and/or academic goals for everyday communication. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING G020N – 0 Units

English for Communication 2

This noncredit course is the second level in the adult education, multi- skills sequence. Intermediate English learners will further develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills essential for daily English communication. Its focus on language, culture, and life skills will help the student achieve personal, career, and/ or academic goals. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING G025N – 0 Units

Grammar for Fluency 2

This noncredit course is the second level in the adult education, grammar sequence. This focused-skill course uses a grammar-based approach, together with communicative activities, to increase the development of other English skills. Intermediate English learners will further develop skills of forming grammatical structures of Standard American English to achieve their personal, career, and/or academic goals for everyday communication. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING G026N – 0 Units

Pronunciation for Fluency 2

This noncredit course is the second level in the adult education, pronunciation sequence. This focused-skill course uses a pronunciation-based approach together with communicative activities to develop speech clarity and listening comprehension. Intermediate English learners will practice and review the musical aspects of English rhythm, stress, and intonation to achieve their personal, career, and/or academic goals for everyday communication. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING G030N – 0 Units

English in Communication 3

This noncredit course is the third level in the adult education, multi-skills sequence. Advanced English learners will enhance their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills essential for daily English communication. Its focus on language, culture, and life skills will help the student achieve personal, career, and/or academic goals. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING G035N – 0 Units

Grammar for Fluency 3

This noncredit course is the third level in the adult education, grammar sequence. This focused-skill course uses a grammar-based approach, together with communicative activities, to increase the development of other English skills. Advanced English learners will review problematic grammar points of Standard American English to achieve their personal, career, and/or academic goals for everyday communication. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING G036N – 0 Units

Pronunciation for Fluency 3

This noncredit course is the third level in the adult education, pronunciation sequence. This focused-skill course uses a pronunciation-based approach together with communicative activities to develop speech clarity and listening comprehension. Advanced English learners will learn to easily and effectively incorporate the musical aspects of English rhythm, stress, and intonation in various speaking situations to achieve their personal, career, and/ or academic goals. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING G099N – 0 Units

Language Lab

This noncredit language lab is for English language learners of all levels enrolled in the adult education courses. It provides supplemental learning opportunities to improve speaking, listening, reading, writing, and digital literacy skills through computer-based English learning software and conference instruction. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.


LEARNING SKILLS G921 – 0 Units

Supervised Tutorial Services Attendance

This course provides tutorial assistance to students requesting educational support to increase student success. May be repeated as necessary. Hours by arrangement. Permission to register will be given at the Tutorial and Learning Center. Lab. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

LEARNING SKILLS G922 – 0 Units

Student Computer Lab Attendance

This course provides current Golden West College students an open computer laboratory offering high- speed Internet access, personal e-mail accounts, color printing, scanning, Microsoft Office, and other heavily used and appropriate software to increase the probability of success in their coursework. Students must currently be earning units at Golden West College to enroll in this class. May be repeated as necessary. Hours by arrangement. Open entry/open exit. Lab. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

LEARNING SKILLS G923 – 0 Units

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is an academic assistance program that provides peer-led study groups that focus on integrating course content with study skills. Study sessions are facilitated by PASS Leaders‚àí students who have successfully completed the targeted course, or a similar course. Hours by arrangement. Lab. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

LEARNING SKILLS G927 – 0 Units

Learning Skills Lab

(Formerly known as: High Tech Center/ ACE Lab)

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to use necessary adaptive technology. The adaptive technology allows students to enhance their success in various college settings. Registration is available only through the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Office. Open entry/open exit. May be repeated as necessary. Hours by arrangement. Lab. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

LEARNING SKILLS G928 – 0 Units

Technology for Learning

(Formerly known as: Special Accommodations)

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to use necessary adaptive technology for testing and assessment. The center provides an inclusive environment to help students realize their academic potential. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, this facility provides accommodations such as, but not limited to: additional timing, specialized equipment, and readers. The center provides equal access to students to enhance academic success. Registration is available only through the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Office. Open entry/open exit. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.


MANAGEMENT G155N – 0 Units

Customer Service

This noncredit course teaches students skills, strategies, and techniques for developing, improving, and delivering quality customer service to attract new customers, retain existing customers, and increase overall profitability within an organization. Lecture. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.


MATHEMATICS G003N – 0 Units

Preparation for Elementary Algebra

This noncredit course will introduce basic operations with signed numbers, exponents, fractions and mixed numbers, first degree equations, radicals, proportions, rational expressions, factorization, percents, formulas, applied problems, and the rectangular coordinate system. Lecture. Pass/no pass only.