Non-Credit (NC)

NC 1
Supervised Tutoring
0 Units
144 lab hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

The course provides learning assistance through supervised one-to-one or group tutoring. Students receive assistance outside of class time to improve learning and study skills. Content is specific to English, reading and mathematics.

NC 107
Drone Pilot License
0 Units
24 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course is an introduction to drones/sUAVs (Small unmanned aerial vehicle systems) and prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part-107 drone pilot license exam to work as a commercial pilot in the United States. Students will learn flight theory and work hands-on to become familiar with basic drone systems. Students will develop an understanding of local, state and federal regulations, weather reports, proper radio communication terminology, NOTAMs (A notice to airmen), METARs (Aviation Routine Weather Report), airport sectional charts and demonstrate their knowledge/skills in drone piloting. The course will prepare students to succeed in the competitive job market of drone piloting and develop career opportunities in the UAV industry.

NC 200
Preparation for Academic Success
0 Units
30 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course is designed to teach effective college study skills. Topics include time management, textbook study, lecture note-taking, test-taking strategies, exam preparation, computer-assisted learning, and career exploration.

NC 201
Career Self-Assessment
0 Units
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

In this course students will learn to appraise their self-esteem, values, skills, and personality, and understand the implication of these factors in the selection of a vocational/educational goal.

NC 208A
Algebra IA
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or math placement exam.

This is an integrated course that combines the content of algebra with logical reasoning, statistics, probability, problem solving, real life situations, spatial visualization, and introductory topics in geometry. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California State Mathematics Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 208B
Algebra IB
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor.

This is a continuation of Algebra IA. This is an integrated course that combines the content of algebra with logical reasoning, statistics, probability, problem solving, real life situations, spatial visualization, and introductory topics in geometry. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities, concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California State Mathematics Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 209B
Algebra IIB
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor.

This is a continuation of Algebra IIA. This course introduces linear functions in two variables, solutions of systems of equations by various methods, operations with polynomials and factoring, quadratic functions, rational functions, radicals and elementary probability. This course combines algebraic concepts and geometry in several activities, projects and problems. Through each activity and project the student learns how to write algebraic expressions, understand the relationship among equations and graphs, explore functions, think critically and develop a clear understanding of sequences, series, probability, and exponential functions. Each activity and project is designed for real-life application, visual and hands-on approach to solving problems and use of technology. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California State Mathematics Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 210A
Freshman English A
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or English placement exam.

The following disciplines of English are an integral part of this courses: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Students will read both informational texts and literature from the genres of poetry, short stories, and drama. The student will be introduced to the process of writing. Spelling and content words will be chosen from the assigned readings. Oral reports, oral readings, and recitations are incorporated into this course. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 210B
Freshman English B
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or English placement exam.

The following disciplines of English are an integral part of this course: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Students will read both informational texts and literature from the genres of poetry, short stories, and drama. The student will be introduced to the process of writing. Spelling and content words will be chosen from the assigned readings. Oral reports, oral readings, and recitations are incorporated into this course. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 211A
Sophomore English A
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or English placement exam.

The following disciplines of English are an integral part of this course: reading, writing, speaking vocabulary and listening, and language. Students will read both informational texts and literature from the genres of poetry, short stories, and drama. The student will be introduced to the process of writing. Spelling and content words will be chosen from the assigned readings. Oral reports, oral readings, and recitations are incorporated into this course. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 211B
Sophomore English B
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or English placement exam.

The main purpose of this course is on college preparatory writing, introduction to literary analysis, and research skills. The following major genres of English literature are an integral part of this course: reading, writing, speaking vocabulary and listening, and language. Students will read both informational texts and literature from the genres of poetry, short stories, and drama. In addition, students also learn to critique each other’s work and to use these editing skills on their own papers. The student will be introduced to the process of gathering information needed for clarification of reading or the beginning of writing. Spelling and content words will be chosen from the assigned readings. Oral reports, oral readings, and recitations are incorporated into this course. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 212A
Junior English A
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or English placement exam.

The following disciplines of English are an integral part of this courses: reading, writing, speaking vocabulary and listening, and language. Students will read both informational texts and literature from the genres of poetry, short stories, and drama. novels, and plays. The student will be introduced to the process of writing. Spelling and content words will be chosen from the assigned readings. Oral reports, oral readings, and recitations are incorporated into this course. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 212B
Junior English B
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or English placement exam.

The following disciplines of English are an integral part of this course: reading, writing, speaking vocabulary and listening, and language. Students will read both informational texts and literature from the genres of critical essays about fiction, poetry, short stories, and drama. The student will be introduced to the process of writing. Spelling and content words will be chosen from the assigned readings. Oral reports, oral readings, and recitations are incorporated into this course. Students will be required to study a major novel and participate in an independent reading program. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 213A
Senior English A
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or English placement exam.

The following disciplines of English are an integral part of this courses: reading, writing, speaking vocabulary and listening, and language. Students will read both informational texts and works of fiction. The student will be introduced to the process of writing. Spelling and content words will be chosen from the assigned readings. Oral reports, oral readings, and recitations are incorporated into this course. Emphasis will be placed on techniques of organizing and developing critical essays about fiction, poetry, and drama. Students will be required to study a major novel and participate in an independent reading program. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 213B
Senior English B
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or English placement exam.

The following disciplines of English are an integral part of this course: reading, writing, speaking vocabulary and listening, and language. Students will read both informational texts and literature from the genres of poetry, short stories, and drama. The student will be introduced to the process of writing. Spelling and content words will be chosen from the assigned readings. Oral reports, oral readings, and recitations are incorporated into this course. Students will be required to study a major novel and participate in an independent reading program. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 214A
United States History A
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

The content will focus on the development of the United States during the 20th century. This course will enable students to understand the chronological flow of events, the dynamics of change, and the critical links between the past and the present in the United States. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California State History Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 214B
United States History B
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

The content will focus on the development of the United States during the 20th century. This course will enable students to understand the chronological flow of events, the dynamics of change, and the critical links between the past and the present in the United States. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California State History Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 215A
World History A
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

This course is a study of the major ideas and turning points that shaped the modern world historically, geographically, politically, economically and culturally in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It analyzes the major ideas, people and events that have led to the development of today’s contemporary world. The use of discussion groups, audiovisual aids, maps, student-oriented activities are employed throughout the course. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State History Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 215B
World History B
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

This course is a study of the major ideas and turning points that shaped the modern world historically, geographically, politically, economically and culturally in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It analyzes the major ideas, people and events that have led to the development of today’s contemporary world. The use of discussion groups, audiovisual aids, maps, student-oriented activities are employed throughout the course. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State History Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 216
American Government
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

In this course, students will develop a deeper understanding of the institutions of American government. Students will compare the systems of government in the world today and analyze the history and changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of government. An emphasis is placed on analyzing the relationship among federal, state, and local governments, with particular attention paid to important historical documents such as the Federalist Papers. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State History and Social Sciences Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 217
Economics
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

In this course, students will master fundamental economic concepts applying the tools (graphs, statistics, equations) from other subject areas to the understanding of operations and institutions of economic systems. Studied in a historic context are the basic economic principles of micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, comparative economic systems, measurement, and methods. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State History and Social Sciences Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 218A
Biology A
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

This course deals with the study of living things following the California State Standards for Biology. It emphasizes modern technological and practical topics such as ecology, genetics, human structure, and function. Hands-on laboratory experiences are essential to each topic. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 218B
Biology B
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

This course deals with the study of living things following the California State Standards for Biology. It emphasizes modern technological and practical topics such as ecology, genetics, human structure, and function. Hands-on laboratory experiences are essential to each topic. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 219A
Physical Science A
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

This course will examine the eight study topics in physical sciences, such as motion, forces, and the structure of matter by using a quantitative mathematically based approach. Earth, the solar system, chemical reactions, the periodic equation, density, and buoyancy are additional topics that will be increased with mathematical rigor. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 219B
Physical Science B
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

This course will examine the eight study topics in physical sciences, such as motion, forces, and the structure of matter by using a quantitative mathematically based approach. Earth, the solar system, chemical reactions, the periodic equation, density, and buoyancy are additional topics that will be increased with mathematical rigor. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities, concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 220A
Earth Science A
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

This course includes the study of astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, and meteorology. Special emphasis is placed on student experimentation and observation. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities, concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State Science Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 220B
Earth Science B
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

This course includes the study of astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, and meteorology. Special emphasis is placed on student experimentation and observation. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities, concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State Science Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 221A
Chemistry A
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

Principles of chemistry are developed through laboratory observations of physical properties and chemical reactions. The language, formulas, and equations of chemistry are used in interpreting atomic structure, chemical bonding, periodic behavior of elements, rates and energies of chemical and nuclear change, equilibrium of gaseous systems, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction, and organic functional groups. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities, concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State Science Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 221B
Chemistry B
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

Principles of chemistry are developed through laboratory observations of physical properties and chemical reactions. The language, formulas, and equations of chemistry are used in interpreting atomic structure and chemical bonding, periodic behavior of elements, rates and energies of chemical and nuclear change, equilibrium of gaseous systems, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction, and organic functional groups. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities, concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State Science Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 224A
Geometry A
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

This integrated mathematics college preparatory course builds on the Algebra I course. Topics taught include sampling and reasoning, linear systems, matrices, geometry (coordinate geometry, triangles, circles and spheres), probability and binomials. The course format will involve application of mathematics to real world problems, hands-on classroom activities to investigate concepts and applications compliant with the recently adopted California State Mathematics Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 224B
Geometry B
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

This integrated mathematics college preparatory course builds on the Algebra I course. Topics taught include sampling and reasoning, linear systems, matrices, geometry (coordinate geometry, triangles, circles and spheres), probability and binomials. The course format will involve application of mathematics to real world problems, hands-on classroom activities to investigate concepts and applications compliant with the recently adopted California State Mathematics Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 225A
Pre-Calculus A
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

This course covers an in-depth study of higher level functions from an Algebraic approach. Students will determine intercepts, solutions and behaviors of the following functions: quadratics, natural log, exponential, functions of higher degree and trigonometric functions. In addition, the course will go over the relationship between logarithmic and power equations discussing various properties that apply to each in order to explore the relationship between the two. The course will also cover the unit circle and trigonometry. Students will use Trigonometry to solve problems dealing with right triangles, as well as non-right triangles, in order to understand how the trigonometric functions interact with each other. The course format will include investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications. Course work will consist of daily homework and test/quizzes when appropriate.

NC 225B
Pre-Calculus B
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by a high school counselor.

This course will cover an in-depth instruction on the topics of statistics and probability. Students will need to identify mean, median, and mode from data represented in a variety of ways. In addition, standard deviation and normal curves will be calculated from sample data. Probability will cover experimental and theoretical, as well as compound and conditional probability. In addition, this course will cover two and three dimensional vectors and their interactions as applicable with limited knowledge of calculus.

NC 226A
Integrated Math IA
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or math placement exam.

This is an integrated course that combines the content of algebra with logical reasoning, statistics, probability, problem solving, real life situations, spatial visualization, and introductory topics in geometry. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California State Mathematics Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 226B
Integrated Math IB
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or math placement exam.

This is an integrated course that combines the content of algebra with logical reasoning, statistics, probability, problem solving, real life situations, spatial visualization, and introductory topics in geometry. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California State Mathematics Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 227A
Integrated Math IIA
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or math placement exam.

The focus of the Mathematics II course is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Mathematics I. This course includes standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Students will be focusing on five key elements: (1) extend the laws of exponents to rational exponents; (2) compare key characteristics of quadratic functions with those of linear and exponential functions; (3) create and solve equations and inequalities involving linear, exponential, and quadratic expressions; (4) extend work with probability; and (5) establish criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and proportional reasoning.

NC 227B
Integrated Math IIB
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or math placement exam.

The focus of the Mathematics II course is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Mathematics I. This course includes standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Students will be focusing on five key elements: (1) extend the laws of exponents to rational exponents; (2) compare key characteristics of quadratic functions with those of linear and exponential functions; (3) create and solve equations and inequalities involving linear, exponential, and quadratic expressions; (4) extend work with probability; and (5) establish criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and proportional reasoning.

NC 228A
Integrated Math IIIA
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or math placement exam.

The focus of the Mathematics II course is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Mathematics I. This course includes standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Students will be focusing on five key elements: (1) extend the laws of exponents to rational exponents; (2) compare key characteristics of quadratic functions with those of linear and exponential functions; (3) create and solve equations and inequalities involving linear, exponential, and quadratic expressions; (4) extend work with probability; and (5) establish criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and proportional reasoning.proportional reasoning.

NC 228B
Integrated Math IIIB
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or math placement exam.

It is in the Mathematics 3 course that students integrate and apply the mathematics they have learned from Integrated Math 1 and 2. This course includes standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

NC 251
Bridge to Credit English
0 Units
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: Student should be able to read and write English at a level equivalent to the adopted California State English standards for high school graduation and/or meet the English requirements for an adult school high school diploma program or GED.

This course introduces and prepares the adult learner for the daily tasks of college level credit courses. It includes targeted reading and vocabulary necessary to understand lectures and discussions in the credit classroom. It incorporates writing and computer activities that prepare students for class activities that will further develop their ability to complete assignments and make communications appropriate for the credit classroom.

NC 260A
Algebra Review: Elementary and Intermediate Algebra A
0 Units
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Properties of real numbers and expressions; linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables; systems of linear equations; proportion and variation; exponents; polynomials; factoring; graphs; applications. Additional emphasis is placed on study skills such as Growth Mindset, Productive Struggle and Just-in-time approach to help the student transition into credit level course.

NC 260B
Algebra Review: Elementary and Intermediate Algebra B
0 Units
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Rational, radical, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic expressions, functions, and equations; complex numbers; inverse functions; conic sections. Additional emphasis is placed on study skills such as Growth Mindset, Productive Struggle and Just-in-time approach to help the student transition into credit level course.

NC 265A
Stat Prep: Basic Skills for Introductory Statistics A
0 Units
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

The course content provides an introduction to topics and concepts needed in statistics and it is designed to prepare students for Introductory Statistics. Topics include: A Review of Basic Skills, Expressions, Formulas, and Functions, Organizing Data Using Tables and Graphs, and Describing Data. Additional emphasis is placed on Growth Mindset, Productive Struggle and Just-in-time approach to help the student transition into credit level course.

NC 265B
Stat Prep: Basic Skills for Introductory Statistics B
0 Units
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

The course content provides an introduction to topics and concepts needed in statistics and it is designed to prepare students for Introductory Statistics. Topics include: Sets and Counting Principles, Probability, Tables, Graphs, and Lines, The Normal Curve and Hypothesis Testing. Additional emphasis is placed on Growth Mindset, Productive Struggle and Just-in-time approach to help the student transition into credit level course.

NC 266
Sixth Grade Mathematics
0 Units
80 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This is a four-week enrichment course designed to help prepare students entering sixth grade mathematics. It will assist in preparing students to meet sixth grade standards in the areas of statistics, ratios, expressions and equations, and geometry. Students will also be exposed to real-life situations where mathematical calculations are used in common settings.

NC 267
Seventh Grade Mathematics
0 Units
80 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This is a four-week enrichment course designed to help prepare students entering seventh grade mathematics. It will assist in preparing students to meet seventh grade standards in the areas of proportional reasoning, linear equations, number sense, and geometry. Students will also be exposed to real-life situations where mathematical calculations are used in common settings.

NC 268
Eighth Grade Mathematics
0 Units
80 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This is a four-week enrichment course designed to help students prepare for grade eight mathematical concepts. It will ensure they have a firm understanding of the previous foundational middle school mathematical concepts. This course is for students who have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, the emphasis is on concepts essential for success in future mathematical courses. Course content includes integers, signed fractions, signed decimals, grouping symbols, the order of operations, exponents, and algebraic expressions/formulas. Students will also be exposed to real-life situations where mathematical calculations are used in common settings.

NC 269
Ninth Grade Mathematics
0 Units
80 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This is a four-week enrichment course designed to give students a strong foundation for grade nine and future mathematics courses. It reinforces and broadens the mathematics that students learned in previous grades. Students will explore topics such as the foundations of Algebra, solve equations and inequalities, an introduction to functions, contrast linear and exponential functions with each other, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents, polynomials and factoring, quadratic functions/equations, radical expressions/equations, and apply linear models to data analysis and probability. Common Core standards are presented and reinforced as the student learns how to apply and relate the concepts in real-life situations.

NC 298A
Composition Fundamentals: Reading and Study Skills
0 Units
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: An intermediate to advanced level of English language communicative competency.

This course focuses intensively on English fundamentals including grammar, spelling, and basic literacy skills such as sentence structure, vocabulary acquisition, mechanics and punctuation, literal comprehension, reading responses, and student learning strategies.

NC 298B
Composition Fundamentals: Critical Thinking and Writing
0 Units
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: An intermediate to advanced level of English language communicative competency.

This course focuses intensively on English fundamentals including grammar, spelling, and basic literacy skills such as sentence structure, vocabulary acquisition, mechanics and punctuation, essay writing and critical thinking.

NC 305
ESL Multiskills - Beginning 1
0 Units
192 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

ESL Multiskills - Beginning 1 introduces low-beginning English language learners to basic language skills that are needed to live in American society. This course teaches the performance of essential life skills through reading, writing, speaking, and listening in American English. Open entry/exit.

NC 306
ESL Multiskills - Beginning 2
0 Units
192 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

ESL Multiskills - Beginning 2 expands on life and language skills learned in ESL Multiskills - Beginning 1 and is intended for high-beginning English language learners. This course teaches performing routine life skills and basic personal expression through reading, writing, speaking, and listening in American English. Open entry/exit.

NC 307
ESL Multiskills - Intermediate 1
0 Units
192 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

ESL Multiskills - Intermediate 1 expands on life and language skills learned in ESL Multiskills - Beginning 2 and is designed for low-intermediate English language learners. This course teaches basic skills needed to succeed in American society through reading, writing, speaking, and listening in American English. Open entry/exit.

NC 308
ESL Multiskills - Intermediate 2
0 Units
192 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

ESL Multiskills - Intermediate 2 is designed for English language learners at the high-intermediate level. This course introduces more complex language and life skills such as critical thinking, presenting arguments, and analyzing information through reading, writing, speaking, and listening in American English. Open entry/exit.

NC 309
ESL Multiskills - Advanced
0 Units
192 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

ESL Multiskills - Advanced is designed for English language learners at the low-advanced level. This course prepares students for college level course work, to find or improve a career, and to engage with native English speakers at a comparable level. Open entry/exit.

NC 310
ESL: Grammar - Beginning 1
0 Units
72 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

ESL: Grammar - Beginning 1 teaches low-beginning English language learners introductory English grammar used for essential life functions. This course can be used to review or prepare for NC 305 - ESL Multiskills - Beginning 1. Open entry/exit.

NC 311
ESL: Grammar - Beginning 2
0 Units
72 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: NC 305 or demonstrate a high beginning (Beginning 2) level of English fluency.

ESL: Grammar - Beginning 2 teaches high-beginning English language learners rudimentary English grammar used in basic life functions. This course can be used to review or prepare for NC 306 - ESL Multiskills - Beginning 2. Open entry/exit.

NC 312
ESL: Grammar - Intermediate 1
0 Units
72 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: NC 306 or demonstrate a low-intermediate (Intermediate 1) level of English fluency.

ESL: Grammar - Intermediate 1 teaches low-intermediate English learners English grammar used in routine life functions. This course can be used to review or prepare for NC 307 - ESL Multiskills - Intermediate 1. Open entry/exit.

NC 313
ESL: Grammar - Intermediate 2
0 Units
72 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: NC 307 or demonstrate a high intermediate (Intermediate 2) level of English fluency.

ESL: Grammar - Intermediate 2 teaches high-intermediate English language learners English grammar used in more complex life functions. This course can be used to review or prepare for NC 308 - ESL Multiskills - Intermediate 2. Open entry/exit.

NC 315
ESL and Computer Literacy 1: Introduction to Computers
0 Units
64 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: NC 305 or demonstrate a low beginning level of English fluency.

ESL and Computer Literacy 1: Introduction to Computer teaches basic language and computer skills to English language learners. Students will learn beginning English language and life skills taught through rudimentary computing, word processing, and Internet instruction. Open entry/exit.

NC 316
ESL and Computer Literacy 2: Common Computer Applications
0 Units
64 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: NC 315: ESL and Computer Literacy 1: Introduction to Computers and/or demonstrate low intermediate level of English fluency and an ability to use basic features of a computer.

ESL and Computer Literacy 2: Common Computer Applications builds upon English language and technology skills used in ESL and Computer Literacy 1: Introduction to Computers. Designed for English language learners, students will acquire intermediate English language and life skills while learning common personal, educational, and professional computer skills. Topics and skills include Internet safety and common use, email, word processing, and presentation programs.

NC 318
ESL: American English Pronunciation I
0 Units
72 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: NC 305: ESL Multiskills - Beginning 1 and/or demonstrate a low beginning level of English fluency.

ESL: American English Pronunciation I introduces English language learners to the basic sounds of American English. Students will learn how to recognize, produce, and differentiate between the various sounds of American English. They will also strengthen oral communication and reading skills. Special attention will be directed towards the correction of vocal techniques when pronouncing difficult sounds in letters, words, and sentences. Open entry/exit.

NC 319
ESL: American English Pronunciation II
0 Units
72 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: NC 318: ESL: American English Pronunciation I and/or demonstrate a low intermediate level of English fluency.

ESL: American English Pronunciation II expands on pronunciation and communication skills learned in ESL: American English Pronunciation I. This course is intended for students who have successfully completed ESL: American English Pronunciation I and can demonstrate at least a low-intermediate level of English fluency. Special attention will be placed on more complex sounds, sentence/word stress, communication and presentation skills, and pronunciation techniques for various settings. Open entry/exit.

NC 324
Preparation for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam
0 Units

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: An intermediate to advanced level of English language communicative competency.

A course designed to support students in their preparation for taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam and reaching their target score. Scores on this exam are the most common standard used to assess learners' English language competency and are accepted at most institutions of higher learning in the US. Students will acquire essential test-taking skills as well as become confidently acquainted with the manner in which their English language competency will be tested. Self-study guidance will be provided for the areas of the exam in which their knowledge is being most challenged.

NC 325
ESL: Speaking - Beginning
0 Units
63 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

ESL: Speaking - Beginning is designed for English language learners at low and high beginning levels. Students will learn and apply speaking skills to gain and enhance oral communication in American English. This course focuses on vocabulary development, simple conversations, short presentations, and pronunciation. Open entry/exit.

NC 326
ESL: Speaking - Intermediate
0 Units
63 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

ESL: Speaking - Intermediate is designed for English language learners at low and high intermediate levels. Students will learn and apply language and speaking skills to gain and enhance oral communication in American English. This course focuses on vocabulary development, conversations, formal presentations, and pronunciation. Open entry/exit.

NC 327
ESL: Speaking - Advanced
0 Units
63 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

ESL: Speaking - Advanced is designed for English language learners at low and high advanced levels. Students will learn and apply language and speaking skills to gain and enhance oral communication in American English. This course focuses on vocabulary development, extended conversations, formal presentations, and pronunciation. Open entry/exit.

NC 331
ESL: Preparation for Academics
0 Units
72 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

ESL: Preparation for Academics is designed for advanced English language learners who seek to matriculate into academic, credit instruction. Students will learn and apply academic success skills such as writing for college courses, comprehending lectures and readings, and using essential technology skills. Open entry/exit.

NC 332
ESL: Preparation for the Workplace
0 Units
72 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

ESL: Preparation for the Workplace is designed for advanced English language learners who seek to enter or improve their position in the American workforce. Students will learn and apply job and language skills that will promote success in the workplace such as completing common written tasks, performing in job interviews, and participating in activities to improve teamwork, negotiation, decision-making, and problem solving skills. Open entry/exit.

NC 400
Citizenship
0 Units
30 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: Completion of NC 307- Multiskills Intermediate I.

The Citizenship course is designed for students at the intermediate and advanced levels of English acquisition. This course introduces students to the integrated topics of civics and citizenship preparation. It includes instruction in the history and government of the United States, as well as the essential steps to becoming a United States citizen. This course will ultimately prepare students for the U.S. citizenship test and interview. Open entry/exit.

NC 402
ESL: English for Employment and Academics
0 Units
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: This course is recommended for high-intermediate or advanced level ESL students.

The English for Employment and Academics course is designed for advanced English language learners who seek to move on to credit courses and/or improve their job performance. This course prepares ESL students in speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, and study skills for career, education, and academic purposes. Students will learn and apply academic and career success skills such as critical thinking, terminology usage, writing for work/college, comprehending lectures and readings, among others. They will also cultivate their cultural awareness, teamwork, and autonomous learning strategies. Open entry/exit.

NC 607
Skilled Nursing Facility Activity Leader
0 Units
90 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

A course designed to meet minimum state certification requirements for activity leaders in skilled nursing care facilities. This course will also be helpful to anyone involved with care in an extended care facility.

NC 631
Smog Check Repair Technician Update Course
0 Units
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Prerequisite(s): Student must possess a current A6, A8 and L1 ASE certification or equivalent.

Meets Bureau of Automotive Repair update requirements for the Smog Check Repair Technician license renewal. The course includes training on updated BAR smog check program regulations as well the latest technology advancements impacting vehicle emissions controls.

NC 632
Air Conditioning I
0 Units
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Topics will include fundamentals of refrigeration theory and practice, introductory basic electricity, service of refrigeration equipment and accessories including compressors, condensers, evaporators, and metering devices. Review for EPA exam.

NC 634
Air Conditioning II
0 Units
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: NC 632.

A course in the fundamentals of air conditioning, including ventilation, evaporation, cycles, charging, air distribution, control, electrical circuiting, venting, duct systems and diffusions. Emphasis on equipment selection, balance, adjustment, maintenance and service. Prepares students for EPA examination.

NC 636
Heating - Electrical and Gas
0 Units
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: NC 632 or industry experience.

This course includes heating and humidifying, heat load and heat pump systems, systems controls, boilers, and instruments.

NC 638
Electricity for Heating and Air Conditioning
0 Units
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: NC 632 or industry experience; ENGL 099 if required by English placement level or if required by English level.

A course in electricity covering the functions and operations of electric motors and controls used in mechanical systems.

NC 640
HVAC Control Systems
0 Units
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: NC 632.

An explanation of HVAC control system theory, control hardware, and both simple and complex control systems, supervisory controls and the use of computers in control systems.

NC 642
Troubleshooting Heating and Air Conditioning
0 Units
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: NC 632.

This course covers the techniques to locate, identify, and correct the problems that occur in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems, both domestic and commercial.

NC 650
Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications
0 Units
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course is an introduction to Microsoft Office Suite applications that emphasize creating, editing, updating, and integrating business and office projects. Computer applications include word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), database management (Access), presentation graphics (PowerPoint), scheduling/time management (Outlook), and the Internet.

NC 651
Filing and Records Management
0 Units
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

An overview of records management which involves practical fundamentals of records management, basic filing principles, procedures, and systems. Emphasis is on non-correspondence records, information storage, and retrieval systems. Management aspects of records retention, disposition, and the operation of a records management program.

NC 652
Computer Keyboarding and Document Processing
0 Units
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course introduces skills and techniques fundamental to touch keyboarding on a microcomputer. This course also introduces document processing of letters, memorandums, reports and tables and is open to students with no previous keying experience.

NC 653
Introduction to Online Learning
0 Units
12 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Introduction to Online Learning is an orientation course that aims to prepare students to become successful online learners. Students will participate in real-time video meetings, online collaborations/discussions, and learn how to navigate and use a learning management system. The course will also introduce students to various communication apps, educational technology tools, and file management systems that can foster effective time-management skills, appropriate communication skills, basic technical skills, and study skills in order to succeed in an online learning environment. Open entry/exit.

NC 654
Introduction to Accounting Principles
0 Units
60 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course is an introduction to basic accounting principles, business practice, and interpretation of financial statements to help entrepreneurs in business decision-making. This course will cover double-entry system, cash, account receivable, inventory, fixed assets, and payroll. It includes analyzing and recording of transactions used in preparing financial statements using QuickBooks software as computerized accounting system. QuickBooks software topics of discussion will include service company and merchandising company. Open entry/exit.

NC 655
Small Business Operations
0 Units
30 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: Intermediate English language, mathematics, and comprehension skills.

This course introduces learners to starting and maintaining a small business in Southern California. Students learn how to focus on recognizing a business opportunity, starting, operating, and maintaining a business. In this course, students are exposed to the understanding of critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation as they become business owners in the future. The course focuses on the discussion and understanding on the elements of marketing, business management, accounting, finance, legal issues, and the economic environment. Open entry/exit.

NC 656
Marketing and Social Media for Small Business
0 Units
20 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: Intermediate to advanced level of English language skills; basic understanding of Microsoft Word program.

This course focuses on understanding and developing a marketing plan as well as the use of social media to promote a small business. Skills include customer valuation, market determination, insights about competitors, market research, and hands-on use of various social media platforms. Open entry/exit.

NC 680
Writing in the Workplace
0 Units
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: Student should be able to read and write English at a level equivalent to the adopted California State English Standards for high school graduation and/or meet the English requirements for an adult school high school diploma program or GED.

This course will introduce students to the various methods of written communication within the workplace setting. It will focus on numerous methods of writing etiquette and different forms of technical media for effective workplace communication.

NC 682
Customer Service I: Fundamentals
0 Units
24 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: High intermediate or advanced English language skills; grasp of paragraph form and PowerPoint presentation.

The Customer Service I: Fundamentals course introduces learners to the basics of customer service and communication. Students will learn how to conduct themselves professionally in an American work setting, how to communicate effectively with customers, coworkers, and superiors, and how to maintain positive interactions with customers in a variety of service formats. Open entry/exit.

NC 683
Customer Service II: Essentials
0 Units
24 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Strongly recommended: High intermediate or advanced English language skills; grasp of paragraph form and PowerPoint presentation.

The Customer Service II: Essentials course introduces learners to and expands upon the basics of customer service and communication. Students will learn how to conduct themselves professionally in an American work setting and how to communicate effectively with coworkers and customers. Additionally, students will learn techniques, such as emotional awareness and conflict management resolution in order to develop and maintain positive outcomes in a professional or business environment. Open entry/exit.

NC 684
Call Center Training
0 Units
24 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course introduces learners to the basics of call center etiquette and effective communication. Students will learn how to conduct themselves professionally in a call center work setting and develop skills necessary to hold successful phone conversations with a diverse customer base. Open entry/exit.

NC 685
Customer Service for Retail
0 Units
24 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course introduces learners to the basics of customer service and communication in retail work environments. Students will learn how to communicate effectively and maintain positive interactions with customers in a variety of service formats. They will also learn the importance of product knowledge, sales trends, and customer needs. Open entry/exit.

NC 686
Soft Skills for the Workplace
0 Units
8 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course is designed to equip students with the necessary soft skills to succeed in a workplace setting. It introduces and covers such soft skills as time management, following dress codes, work ethics, verbal and nonverbal communication, conflict management, teamwork, and respecting diverse groups. Open entry/exit.

NC 688
Preparation for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) - Reading and Writing
0 Units
16 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course is intended for students preparing for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). It will assist in preparing students to meet the test specifications in the areas of Critical Analysis, Evaluation, Comprehension, and Research. It will also assist in preparing students to meet the test specifications in the areas of narrative writing (expressive aim), expository prose (referential aim), demonstration of analytic skills, and use of conventions of standard written English. Open entry/exit.

NC 689
Preparation for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) - Mathematics
0 Units
12 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course is intended for students preparing for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). It will assist in preparing students to meet the mathematics test specifications in the areas of estimation, measurement, statistical principles, computation, problem-solving, numerical, and graphic relationships. Open entry/exit.

NC 702
Reasoning and Cognitive Fitness for Older Adults
0 Units
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course focuses on the art of reasoning, critical thinking, and maintaining the cognitive fitness of the older adult learner. Discussion and debate of local, national, and global issues will be used frequently to achieve the course outcomes.

NC 703
Mastering Every Day Computer Technologies and Mobile Devices
0 Units
16 lecture hours, 32 lab hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Mobile electronics, social networking, personal computers, internet use and various software applications beneficial to the active 55+ learner will be covered. The course is designed for those with minimal to intermediate computer technology skills.

NC 717
Overall Health and Wellness for the Older Adult
0 Units
26 lecture hours, 10 lab hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course focuses on the overall wellness and health of the active 55+ learner, including physical and mental health. Each program element is planned to educate individuals to their highest potential level of functioning.

NC 718
Health Fitness and Nutrition for Older Adults
0 Units
32 lecture hours, 8 lab hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This class is designed to teach older adults how exercise and proper nutrition lead to good health as we get older. It also teaches the physiological changes that occur with aging, as well as activities that prevent falls.