Continuing Education

Non-Credit Programs

Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
1-800-452-3335
Amy Campbell, Director
Adult Education/Non-Credit Programs
(951) 639-5700
acampbell@msjc.edu

San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
1-800-624-5561
(951) 487-3710
reg-adulteducation-noncredit@msjc.edu

Program Description

Noncredit instruction provides students with access to a variety of courses at no cost to assist them in reaching their personal, academic and professional goals. MSJC offers noncredit programs of two or more courses to prepare students for employment or to be successful in college-level credit coursework. Career Development and College Preparation certificates are offered in several areas of study.

MSJC also offers a High School Diploma Program, which conveys the same status as completion of a K-12 diploma.

Non-Credit Certificates of Competency

  • ABE-GED Preparation Certificate of Competency NC.GED
  • ESL - Advanced Certificate of Competency NC.ESL.ADVANCED
  • ESL - General Certificate of Competency NC.ESL.GEN
  • ESL - Multi-Level Certificate of Competency NC.ESL.MULTI
  • Foundations of Math Certificate of Competency NC.MATH

Non-Credit Certificates of Completion

  • Construction Technology Certificate of Completion NC.CT
  • Culinary Arts Certificate of Completion NC.CA
  • Digital Communication Certificate of Completion NC.DC
  • Light Duty Automotive Services Certificate of Completion NC.AUME

Non-Credit Certificate of Competency

ABE-GED Preparation Certificate of Competency

The ABE-GED Preparation Certificate of Competency is designed to prepare students to take a high school equivalency exam, a battery of five comprehensive examinations that when passed, offer an HSE certificate. Instruction leads to a mastery of capacities necessary to effectively pass an HSE exam. Course emphasis is on developing algebraic reasoning and written fluency of the English language. Language functions and structures are integrated within academic topics ranging from vocational, civic, social and behavioral, and scientific areas. 

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
ABE-930Adult Basic Education (ABE) (formerly ABE-001X)0
GED-931General Educational Development (formerly GED-001X)0

ESL - Advanced Certificate of Competency

The ESL - Advanced Certificate of Competency prepares advanced level ESL students with the English language and skills needed to function independently in English in a variety of life skills and academic situations. The program focuses on the acquisition of reading, writing and speaking skills needed to function independently at work, school and in the community. Foundation skills are emphasized through instructional methods, exercises and interactive activities that provide opportunities for students to develop a variety of competencies.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
ESL-920Non-Credit ESL Advanced 1 (formerly ESL-009X)0
ESL-921Non-Credit ESL Advanced 2 (formerly ESL-010X)0

ESL - General Certificate of Competency

The ESL - General Certificate of Competency prepares beginning and intermediate level ESL students with the English language skills needed to function independently in a variety of life and academic situations. The program focuses on the acquisition of reading, writing, and speaking skills needed to function independently at work, school, and in the community. Foundational skills are emphasized through instructional methods, exercises, and interactive activities that provide opportunities for students to develop a variety of competencies. 

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
ESL-903Non-Credit ESL Beginning 3 (formerly ESL-006X)0
ESL-904Non-Credit ESL Intermediate 1 (formerly ESL-007X)0
ESL-910Non-Credit ESL Multi-level 1 (formerly ESL-011X)0

ESL - Multi-Level Certificate of Competency

The ESL - Multi-Level Certificate of Competency prepares beginning, intermediate and advanced level ESL students with the English language and skills needed to function independently in English in a variety of life skills and academic situations. The program focuses on the acquisition of reading, writing and speaking skills needed to function independently at work, school and in the community. Foundation skills are emphasized through instructional methods, exercises and interactive activities that provide opportunities for students to develop a variety of competencies.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
ESL-910Non-Credit ESL Multi-level 1 (formerly ESL-011X)0
ESL-911Non-Credit ESL Multi-Level 2 (formerly ESL-012X)0

Foundations of Math Certificate of Competency

The non-credit certificate of competency in Fundamentals of Math is designed to prepare students with the skills needed to successfully complete the lowest level credit math class. Students need a strong foundation in arithmetic to learn algebraic concepts. The required course work for this program will cover topics in arithmetic using whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

Students will simplify expressions using the order of operations and will translate English into math to solve application problems.

By passing the exit exam in each course of the Fundamentals of Math program, students will qualify to enroll in MATH-055 Accelerated Pre-Algebra with Arithmetic or MATH-060 Pre-Statistics at MSJC.

To earn the certificate of competency, the student must pass the exit exam for each of the four math courses. Once the certificate has been awarded, it is important to enroll in MATH-055 Accelerated Pre-Algebra with Arithmetic or MATH-060 Pre-Statistics in a timely fashion. With the passage of time, the math skills acquired, if not continuously put into practice, will begin to fade.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
MATH-901Operations with Whole Numbers (formerly MATH-040AX)0
MATH-902Multiplication and Division of Fractions (formerly MATH-040BX)0
MATH-903Addition and Subtraction of Fractions (formerly MATH-040CX)0
MATH-904Operations with Decimals (formerly MATH-040DX)0

Non-Credit Certificates of Completion

Construction Technology Certificate of Completion

The Construction Technology Certificate of Completion offers the foundational skills involved in both residential and commercial construction. Topics include safety, tools and materials, and applied mathematics for construction. Participants will also learn to establish short and long term career goals and develop action plans, job search, and career skills. Attainment of this certificate will provide students access to entry level employment in various construction trades provided by an employment partnership with the Carpenter's Union and the Riverside and San Bernardino Building and Construction Trades Council. 

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CEP-954Introduction to Construction0
CEP-955Residential Construction0
CEP-956Commercial Construction0

Culinary Arts Certificate of Completion

The Culinary Arts Certificate of Completion offers the foundational skills required of cooks and food preparation workers in the restaurant industry. Topics include an introduction to various cooking methods and the development of knife/cooking skills. Participants will also learn to establish short and long term career goals, develop action plans, and job search and career skills. Program completers will be able to access entry level employment as cooks and food preparation workers in the local community. 

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CEP-980Introduction to Culinary Arts 10
CEP-981Introduction to Culinary Arts 20

Digital Communication Certificate of Completion

The Digital Communication Certificate of Completion offers the foundational computer related skills involved in digital media. Topics include navigating files, using Photoshop, understanding copyright laws, writing for a digital audience, and communicating using digital imagery. Participants will also learn to establish short and long term career goals, develop action plans, and job search and career skills. 

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CEP-965Principles of Digital Communication 10
CEP-966Principles of Digital Communication 20

Light Duty Automotive Services Certificate of Completion

The Light Duty Automotive Services Certificate of Completion offers both theoretical and hands-on training options in the Automotive industry. Topics include: Lube & Oil, Brakes & Tires and Basic Tune-ups. This program prepares students to enter into the job market as technicians skilled in maintenance and light automotive repair. Participants will also learn to establish short and long term career goals, develop action plans, job search and career planning skills. In order to keep up with the technological advances and continued expansion of the automotive industry, students will learn basic computers skills. Program completers should be able to find employment as a well-trained entry level technicians in the automotive industry.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
AUME-904Light Duty Automobile Service Technician (formerly ABE-004X)0
CEP-950Career Enhancement Skills (formerly CEP-001X)0
CEP-970Basic Computer Skills for Business (formerly CEP-005X)0