The Pasadena City College Noncredit Division offers a variety of free courses and certificate programs to help you achieve your academic, career, professional and/or personal goals. Whether you wish to develop skills for the workforce, learn and improve your English, complete your high school education, transition to credit courses, or explore a different career, the Noncredit Division is the right place to embark on your journey.
Students who successfully complete the courses within our certificate programs will receive either a Certificate of Completion or a Certificate of Competency.
Workplace Readiness Program
Techniques for entering the workforce, conducting effective job searches, and improving employability skills.
Vocational ESL Programs
Develop the English skills, vocabulary, and terminology needed for specific occupations.
Adult Basic Education
Elementary and essential skills for advancement to Adult High School Diploma or GED programs.
Basic Workforce Readiness for Developmentally Disabled Adults Program
Designed for adults with developmental and intellectual differences who have an interest in employment
Additional Programs & Courses
In addition to our Certificate Programs, we also offer other programs and courses.
English as a Second Language (Targeted/Elective courses)
Individual ESL courses to enhance your language skills. No placement tests required.
Become an active and participating member of economic, civic society, and preparation for citizenship.
Adults with Disabilities (DSPS) classes
Individual courses designed to provide students with life-skill proficiencies essential for the fulfillment of academic and personal goals.
Older Adult Classes
Courses designed to promote personal growth, community involvement, physical and mental health for older adults.