Students Chilling on the Grass

Foundational Skills Pathway

These noncredit programs prepare basic skills learners, English as a second language learners, disadvantaged populations, and other non-traditional college students to attain the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully acquire and retain employment, transition to college-level courses, and/or effectively explore, plan, and establish career pathways leading to growth opportunities in high demand occupations.

Foundational Skills Programs

Below are our Noncredit Adult Education certificate programs. Please click the linked "C" to find out more about our certificate requirements, job perspectives, and more.

  • An Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree provides knowledge and skills for employment or further study in a chosen field.
  • An Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree is for students interested in transferring to schools within the California State University (CSU) system to earn a bachelor’s degree.
  • A Certificate of Achievement (C) is approved by the state and prepares students to enter the workforce.
  • A Skills Certificate (CS) is issued by the department and prepares students to enter the workforce.
  • A Noncredit Certificate (CN) is for students who want to acquire employment, transition to college, and/or explore pathways leading to a career.
Off

Foundational Skills Programs

Area of Study Transfer Degree Degree Certificate Skill Certificate
Academic Preparation C
Adult Basic Education C
Banquet & Restaurant Server C
Beginning English as a Second Language C
Career Discovery Skills C
Child Development Readiness C
College Readiness - Math Fundamentals I C
College Readiness - Math Fundamentals II C
Computer Skills for the Workplace C
Custodial Technician Training C
Customer Service Skills for the Workplace C
E-Commerce C
English as a Second Language - Civics C
English as a Second Language-Conversation C
English as a Second Language-Pronunciation C
English for Speakers of Other Languages - Level I C
English for Speakers of Other Languages - Level II C
Entrepreneurship Skills C
Food Handler's Preparation C
Food Service Manager Skills Preparation C
Front Desk Representative and Reservationist C
Gig Economy Success Kit C
Global Business C
Guestroom Attendant C
Health Careers Readiness C
Healthcare Services C
High School Equivalency Test Preparation C
Hospitality C
In-Home Supportive Services Skills C
International Marketing Professional C
Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace C
Introduction to Computers C
Job Readiness C
Law and Ethics in Business C
Literacy Level ESL C
Medical Assistant: Back Office C
Medical Assistant: Front Office C
Medical Interpretation C
Medical Terminology for Career Readiness C
Phlebotomy Technician C
Professionalism & Success in Healthcare Occupations C
Retailing Smarts C
Technical Office Occupation Skills C
Technology for Success in the Workplace C
The Urban Ambassadors C
Vocational English as a Second Language I C
Vocational English as a Second Language II C
Workforce Literacy Skills C
Workplace Success I - Creativity in the Workplace C
Workplace Success II - Creative Leadership C
Off