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Adult Education and Noncredit

​About Adult Education and Noncredit

Welcome to the Coast Community College District Adult Education and Noncredit! We offer a variety of support services and programs under the category of Adult Education and 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 can repeated as many times as needed. These courses are identified with course numbers ending in "N," for example, A001N.  Students taking only noncredit courses do not earn college credits and are not eligible for financial aid. 

Noncredit programs offer two types of certificates: Certificate of Competency and Certificate of Completion.

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. 

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.

For more information on noncredit certificates please visit the Adult Education websites at Coastline Community College, Golden West College, or Orange Coast College.

​Noncredit Application

Students planning to receive support services or enroll in noncredit classes need to complete the noncredit application. Completing the noncredit application will allow individuals to receive support services and enroll in noncredit classes at any of the three colleges in the Coast Community College District: Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College.

Click here to access the noncredit application. Once there, select "First time user account creation" and setup a user name and PIN. Please make sure to save this information for subsequent steps. Once you have created the login, proceed with completing the Noncredit Application.

The noncredit application is not intended for the following: international applicants/students, high school students, or credit students.

The noncredit application will not allow individuals to enroll in credit courses. If you would like to enroll in credit courses, please complete the CCCApply application for admission to the college of your choice.

Once your application is processed, you will receive an acceptance email with information about how to register for noncredit classes. Please follow the instructions in the acceptance email.

Click here for step by step instructions on how to apply using the noncredit application and then register for noncredit classes.

If you would like assistance with the application or registration process, please contact the Adult Education Office at the college you are planning to attend. 

Coastline Community College

Phone: 714-241-6184 x17417

Email: tbtran@coastline.edu

Golden West College

Phone: 714-892-7711 x55062

Email: adulteducation@gwc.cccd.edu

Orange Coast College

Phone: 714-432-6897

Email: adulteducation@occ.cccd.edu