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Noncredit

Adult Education/Noncredit

Golden West College’s noncredit courses are designed for students who wish to advance their educational and career goals. Noncredit courses are offered on-campus, off-campus, and online. They provide students with lifelong learning, college transfer, and career preparation opportunities. All noncredit courses are FREE with no proof of residency needed. The courses are highly accessible and repeatable with no prerequisite courses. Most importantly, the courses serve as a critical “open access” entry point for students of diverse backgrounds and those seeking self-improvement, increased literacy, and job skills.


NonCredit - ELL

NonCredit - Citizenship Preparation

NonCredit - GED Preparation

NonCredit - Automotive Technology

NonCredit - Upcoming Programs

NonCredit - Adult Education Dual Enrollment

NonCredit - Resources / FAQs

NonCredit - Meet our Instructors

NonCredit - Meet Our Staff


Location: Business 109

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: Closed

Phone: (714) 684-1809

Email address: noncredit@gwc.cccd.edu

Program Information:
Noncredit classes are open to anyone in the community 18 years or older.
Noncredit classes (0 units) are not applicable towards an associate’s degree.
Classes are tuition-free. 

Chromebook Loan Program:
Students enrolled in at least one noncredit class are eligible to borrow a Chromebook.

Make an appointment with noncredit counselors:
Virtual counseling appointments are available!

Noncredit Counselors:
Ailene Nguyen
Languages: English and Vietnamese
Email address: anguyen@gwc.cccd.edu
Phone: 714-895-8799

Karina Villeda
Language: English and Spanish
Email address: kvilleda@gwc.

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