Noncredit classes are free — with no registration or enrollment fees, proof of residency or prerequisites.
Most noncredit classes are open entry/exit and may be repeated as many times as needed to progress to the next level.
Yes, we offer a variety of free courses and programs, including High School Equivalency Prep, Construction, In-home-Support services, Phlebotomy, Administrative Assistant and more. The offerings vary by college.
Click here to view all the Short-Term Non-Credit Programs by college.
Noncredit Adult Learners must be living in California. If you're an out-of-state student, please visit nld.org for schools in your area.
Select the blue College Credit Application button and continue to create or log-in to your CCC APPLY account. Finally, complete and submit the credit application and wait 3 to 5 business days to receive your student ID number via email.
When you take credit classes, you are typically working toward a degree or certification. Noncredit classes are designed to develop skills through short-term training, and you will receive either a pass or fail grade at the end of the course. There are tuition fees associated with credit classes. Noncredit classes are free of charge.
No. Federal Financial Aid is not available for noncredit classes. Noncredit classes are tuition free. Students are responsible for the purchase of books and supplies. Financial aid is not available for these materials.
Yes. Grading options for noncredit classes include:
Yes. Students who take noncredit courses can order a noncredit transcript.
Noncredit classes assist students seeking to improve math or English proficiency, increase literacy and job skills, prepare for college-level courses and advance employability.
Yes. There are no repeatability limits for noncredit courses.
No units are earned in noncredit courses and, therefore, are not designed for transfer to secondary institutions, nor do they apply toward a degree.
Yes. Many of these certificates are favorably recognized by their respective industries, and are frequently used as a valid signifier of professional advancement.
Yes, undocumented community members can take noncredit courses and the noncredit CCC Apply college application does not ask for residency status. The hours earned in noncredit courses can count toward an individual's AB 540 status. Contact the college’s Admissions and Records office for more information.
Yes, all community members can take noncredit courses. However, we strongly encourage all students to complete their high school diploma or earn a GED. High school equivalency classes and testing are available at many LACCD colleges. Please visit the website for more information.