Allan Hancock Community Education Part-Time Noncredit Faculty Orientation Packet

Community Education at Allan Hancock College complements and expands the activities of the college to meet the dynamic educational, cultural, and life-enrichment needs of the community. Community Education enrolls students in a variety of noncredit and fee-based classes offered in the five major geographical areas of the college district: Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, Guadalupe, and Cuyama. Noncredit instructors are expected to be providers of valuable educational experiences to their students and act as representatives of AHC’s Community Education program. This resource is a part-...

California Community College Noncredit Offerings Survey

The equalization of Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) noncredit program funding has motivated many credit colleges to either begin intensive noncredit program development or expand existing programs. San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE), as the largest provider of noncredit education in California, has taken the lead on research and sharing best practices and has recently published The Past, Present and Future of Noncredit Education in California survey and report, which reviews the history of noncredit programs in the state, including a snapshot of current programming and...

IEPI Noncredit Summit- May 2017: Building Bridges and Programs, Developing and Sustaining a Culture of Noncredit

In collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, the Association of Community and Continuing Education, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the California Community Colleges Success Network, and the Career Ladders Project, IEPI hosted a noncredit summit in May 2017 so that practitioners and those looking to begin new noncredit programs could share and hear about the basics of noncredit, how to develop programs, common challenges, and promising practices. Videos of the general sessions are available below along with associated PowerPoints. These...

Noncredit Instruction: Opportunity and Challenge

This paper considers noncredit instruction in the California Community College System. Noncredit students pay no enrollment fees and normally receive no college credit or official course grades. State apportionment funding is provided for noncredit instruction in specified areas. The paper identifies three related concepts: a state need for increased levels of education that noncredit instruction is well-placed to supply, several changes that begin to facilitate that response, and additional changes that are needed to ensure success. The landscape for noncredit instruction has evolved...

How to Submit a NEW Noncredit Course Proposal

This series is designed to guide curriculum specialists through the basics for submitting a new noncredit course proposal to the Chancellor's Office Curriculum Inventory. Some requirements for noncredit courses, course proposal fields and the course data elements--commonly referred to as "CB Codes"-- will be presented. Click the first link below to access the complete course. Click the second link to take a quick survey about the course.

Noncredit Instruction: Opportunity and Challenge

This adopted position paper of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges considers noncredit instruction in the California Community College System. The paper identifies three related concepts: a state need for increased levels of education that noncredit instruction is well placed to supply, several changes that begin to facilitate that response, and additional changes that are needed to ensure success. http://www.asccc.org/sites/default/files/publications/noncredit-instruction09_0.pdf Attribution-NoDerivs CC BY-ND Creative Commons License Information

Co-Taught College Credit Classes

Solano Community College faculty and K-12 adult school teachers co-taught college classes for adult students. The Challenge One challenge that the Solano Adult Education Consortium has identified is a need to both encourage and enable K-12 adult education students to successfully complete Solano Community College transferable credit courses. Approach/Strategies In response to the goal of assisting K-12 adult education students in successfully transitioning into Solano Community College, the Solano Adult Education Consortium offered four Solano Community College credit courses during the...

Short, Intensive Review Courses Build Confidence and Skills

To address an identified gap, San Diego Eastern Region Adult Education Consortium (SDERAEC) created a 24-hour preparation course delivered at the Grossmont Adult School that provided a math review aligned with Accuplacer content and college math courses. The Challenge Many students at Grossmont Adult School are somewhat unfamiliar with placement and assessment tests but want to complete short-term academic goals such as passing the High School Equivalency (HSE) math exam quickly. SDERAEC’s extensive gap analysis identified the need for reducing remediation and accelerating transition to post-...

A Strong Partnership Between a Community College and Adult School

Over the past five years, College of Marin and Tamalpais Adult School have worked together to create a seamless transition between schools for adult school graduates. The two schools are in close proximity. The Challenge One of the greatest obstacles that adult school graduate students must overcome prior to enrolling in college is to rid themselves of the preconceived notion of who a college student is. In many circumstances, an adult school graduate does not see him/herself as “a college student.” The image of a young recent high school graduate with the designated goal of attending a...