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To earn a certificate in noncredit programs, students must complete the list of required courses identified in the program below. There are two types of Awards for NonCredit programs: Certificate of Competency and Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Competency confirms that a student enrolled in a noncredit program demonstrated achievement in a set of competencies that prepares him/her to progress in a career path or to undertake degree-applicable and non-degree applicable credit courses. The Certificate of Completion confirms that a student completed a NonCredit program that prepares students to progress in a career path or to take degree-applicable courses.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Level 1 Certificate of Competency

Required Courses:
ESL G011N ESL Core Course, Level 1
ESL G012N ESL Reading/Writing, Level 1
ESL G013N ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 1
ESL G021N ESL Core Course, Level 2
ESL G022N ESL Reading/Writing, Level 2
ESL G023N ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 2

Career Education (CE)

Business Information Worker I, Part 1 Certificate of Completion

Required Courses:
CBA G101N Keyboarding
CBA G145N Introduction to Computers
CBA G152N Microsoft Windows
MGMT G155N Customer Service

Business Information Worker I, Part 2 Certificate of Completion

Required Courses:
CBA G155N Microsoft WORD, Introduction
CBA G160N Microsoft EXCEL, Introduction
CBA G149N Microsoft Outlook
BUS G130N Introduction To Business Writing

English As A Second Language (ESL)

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G011N – 0 Units 
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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. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester. 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G012N – 0 Units 
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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. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable. 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G013N – 0 Units 
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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. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicableMay not be offered each semester. 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G021N – 0 Units 
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ESL Core Course, Level 2 
(Formerly known as: ESL G021) 
Prerequisites: Placement by GWC Assessment 
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. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester. 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G022N – 0 Units 
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ESL Reading/Writing, Level 2 
(Formerly known as: ESL G022) 
Prerequisites: Placement by GWC Assessment 
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. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester. 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G023N – 0 Units 
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ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 2 
(Formerly known as: ESL G023) 
Prerequisites: Placement by GWC Assessment 
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. No credit. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ESL G031N – 0 Units
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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.

ESL G032N – 0 Units
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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.

ESL G033N – 0 Units
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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.

Business

BUSINESS G130N – 0 Units
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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.

Computer Business Applications

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G101N – 0 Units
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Management

MANAGEMENT G155N – 0 Units 
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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.

Location
Student Services Center (Building 96) Admissions & Records

Hours
Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Phone
(714) 895-8955