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 received assistance outside of class time to improve learning and study skills. Content is specific to English, reading and mathematics.

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 instruction, and career exploration.

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 209A
Algebra IIA
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, vocabulary and speech. Students will read literature from the genres of poetry, short stories, novels, and plays. The student will be introduced to the process of writing. Spelling and content words will be chosen from the literature. Oral reports, oral readings, and memorized orals 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 State English Standards 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, vocabulary and speech. Students will read literature from the genres of poetry, short stories, novels, and plays. The student will be introduced to the process of writing. Spelling and content words will be chosen from the literature. Oral reports, oral readings, and memorized orals 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 State English Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation.

NC 211A
Sohopmore English A
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 major genres of literature are studied, discussed, and analyzed. Students continue to learn the processes of drafting, rewriting, and editing. In addition, students also learn to critique each other’s work and to use these editing skills on their own papers. Research skills are learned so the students will know how to gather information needed for clarification of reading or the beginning of writing. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California State English Standards 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 major genres of literature are studied, discussed, and analyzed. Students continue to learn the processes of drafting, rewriting, and editing. In addition, students also learn to critique each other’s work and to use these editing skills on their own papers. Research skills are learned so the students will know how to gather information needed for clarification of reading or the beginning of writing. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts and applications compliant with the adopted California State English Standards 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

Prequisite(s): Placement by high school counselor or English placement exam. This course is a survey of American literature covering philosophical, religious, political, and literary ideas in American writing from colonial times to the present. 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 State English 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.

This course is a survey of American literature covering philosophical, religious, political, and literary ideas in American writing from colonial times to the present. 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 State English Standards 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.

Seniors will develop communication skills for college entrance. Writing, oral language, vocabulary building, and reading skills are the goals of the course. The student will be exposed to classic literary works, contemporary media such as newspapers, essays, and critical analyses of classic and contemporary non-fiction works. The student is challenged to develop skills of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis in both writing and oral language. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State English Standards 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.

Seniors will develop communication skills for college entrance. Writing, oral language, vocabulary building, and reading skills are the goals of the course. The student will be exposed to classic literary works, contemporary media such as newspapers, essays, and critical analyses of classic and contemporary non-fiction works. The student is challenged to develop skills of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis in both writing and oral language. The course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State English Standards 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 and 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 and 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, and 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, and 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 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 and 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 and concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State History 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 and chemical bonding; periodic behavior of elements; rates and energies of chemical and nuclear change; equilibrium of gaseous systems, acids and bases, and oxidation-reduction as well as organic functional groups. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and 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, and oxidation-reduction as well as organic functional groups. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and 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 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 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 performing 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 in 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 introduces 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.

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 and strengthen oral communication and reading skills. Special focus will be given to correct vocal techniques in producing difficult sounds in letters, words and sentences.

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 1Iand can demonstrate at least a low-intermediate level of English fluency. Special focus will be given to more complex sounds, sentence and word level stress, communication and presentation skills, and emotive and social settings for various pronunciation techniques.

NC 400
ESL and Citizenship
0 Units
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

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

ESL and Citizenship teaches high beginning English language skills through U.S. civics and preparation to complete the USCIS interview and exams.

NC 501
Basic Life Skills for Developmentally Disabled Adults
0 Units
40 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course is designed for developmentally disabled adults. It will address skills related to basic functions in everyday life and enhance skills for supported function in the community. This course will address the different cognitive, physical, communication, and social needs of each student. The program allos interaction in a group setting, learning to interact appropriately at all function levels.

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 626
Floral Design I
0 Units
16 lecture hours, 40 lab hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

Application of the principles in the art of floral design as to form, style, and composition. Designing of floral arrangements, wreaths, sprays, baskets, bouquets, funeral and wedding flowers, corsages and boutonnieres are included in the laboratory setting.

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 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 the various methods of writing etiquette for effective workplace communication. It will also introduce students to the different forms of technical media for written workplace communications.

NC 702
Exploring Current Events and Recent Trends
0 Units
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course is designed for the active 55+ learner. This course stimulates discussion of current events and trends. Sources of news including print and electronic media will be featured. Featured will be discussion on the impact of events on the student or the world around you.

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. The class will also teach the physiological changes that occur with aging, as well as activities that prevent falls.

NC 930
Understanding Drug/Alcohol Abuse and Treatments
0 Units
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Non-Credit Course

This course is designed to create an understanding of drug and alcohol abuse from a sociological and physiological perspective. It is not a replacement for therapy or twelve step meetings. The intended audience will be individuals desiring to learn about the various aspects of recovery and/or those affected by or wanting to learn more about the recovery process. Topics will include: treatments, detox processes, support groups, and post-recovery issues.