Noncredit Courses

LRSV 11: Supervised Tutoring

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Corequisite: Student must be enrolled in the class in which tutoring is sought.

Students are assigned to tutoring by a counselor or instructor based on an identified learning need and register in the tutoring course. Under direction of a certificated supervisor in a tutorial Lab, students receive tutorial assistance from peer tutors in areas of identified academic need and appropriate study skills. Students have the opportunity to develop their ability to learn independently and to become a more successful student. Pass/No Pass Only

LRSV 110E: Supervised Tutoring – English

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Students are assigned to tutoring by a counselor or instructor based on an identified learning need and register in the tutoring course. Under direction of a certificated supervisor in a tutorial Lab, students receive tutorial assistance from peer tutors in areas of identified academic need and appropriate study skills. Students have the opportunity to develop their ability to learn independently and to become a more successful student.

LRSV 110M: Supervised Tutoring – Math

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Corequisite: Student must be enrolled in the class in which tutoring is sought.

Students are assigned to tutoring by a counselor or instructor based on an identified learning need and register in the tutoring course. Under direction of a certificated supervisor in a tutorial Lab, students receive tutorial assistance from peer tutors in areas of identified academic need and appropriate study skills. Students have the opportunity to develop their ability to learn independently and to become a more successful student.

NCCA 200: Computer Keyboarding

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Students have the opportunity to learn the touch system of keyboarding, and improve their basic keyboarding techniques to develop speed and accuracy.

NCAD 10: GED Preparation

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This course helps prepare the student to take the GED examination. The official GED Practice Tests in English or Spanish are developed based on the same specifications as the full-length tests, cover the same knowledge and skills and are scored based on the same standard scale as the GED test. They also include the same 5 subject areas as the GED test: Language Arts: Writing; Language Arts: Reading; Social Studies; Science; Math. By giving students experience in taking timed, standardized tests, this course is designed to help identify areas of strength and address areas of weakness ensuring adequate GED preparation.

NCAD 110A: Basic Life Skills

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This course provides instruction in basic crosscultural skills for immigrants and their families. Lessons include vocabulary and concepts related to home, family and daily survival skills. Students improve their cultural adaptation to the new cultural environment.

NCAD 110B – Intermediate Life Skills

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This course provides instruction in low intermediate cross-cultural skills for immigrants and their families. Lessons include vocabulary, concepts and authentic task-based activities related to daily survival skills, and civic operations such as the post office, hospital and bank. Students further improve their cultural adaptation to the new cultural environment.

NCAD 114: Citizenship

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This is an intermediate level class designed to help resident aliens prepare for their citizenship exam. Students practice how to write simple sentences, review and learn to answer questions published by the USCIS, fill out the N400 Application form, and learn US history, civics and the U.S. Constitution.

NCAD 122: Positive Parenting

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This course is designed to help interested persons develop parenting skills. The course examines the critical stages of child and adolescent development and offers positive suggestions to aid each parent in helping his or her child’s growth. Also recognized are the diverse presentday family styles such as one-parent, step, blended, two-parent and families with working parents. The individual parenting concerns of each person attending are also addressed.

NCAD 124: Parenting Children with Special Needs

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This course is designed to enhance the skills of parents caring for children with special needs including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); learning disabilities; emotional disorders—including anxiety and depression; and physiological childhood illnesses and disabilities. Other topics include parenting foster and adoptive children, and children in the care of relatives.

NCAD 126: Single Parenting

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This course is designed to develop insights into the dynamics of the parent-child relationship in the single parent family. Focus is on the social maturation process as it relates to the unique nature of the single parenting experience. The course addresses the special dynamics single parents confront in raising children both within and outside of the family. Interactions between the family, community, and various social systems are identified and explored.

NCAD 140: Forum on Local and Global Topics

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This noncredit course expands the students’ knowledge of economic, social, governmental, historic, geographic and cultural issues. Students also expand communication skills as they expand knowledge of world, national and local issues and become better informed community members.

NCAD 145: Older Adult Art

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This noncredit course expands the student’s knowledge of art and crafts while they explore artistic expression and its place in our culture as well as other cultures. It provides an opportunity for practical application, using diverse media and techniques in the production of art and crafts items for personal use and gifts.

NCBU 15: The Entrepreneur Mind

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This course focuses on small business development skills for early-stage entrepreneurs. Topics covered include: finding gaps between ideas and solutions, achieving goals by focusing on what remains to be done and increasing motivation by accelerating accomplishments while avoiding distractions, adapting to constantly changing environments to stay one step ahead of competition, turning setbacks into strengths and learning from failure, building diverse teams and networking minds to solve complicated problems, and fostering collaboration through exchanges of generosity in an ever transparent world. This course is intended for those seeking to develop entrepreneurial insights that increase probability of launching successful small businesses.

NCBU 54: Small Business Start-Up

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Students have the opportunity to learn strategies and tactics necessary for starting and maintaining a small business. This course focuses on small businesses students might actually start versus high-growth firms dependent on venture capital. This course is a continuation of NCBU15, The Entrepreneur Mind.

NCBU 56: Marketing Basics

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This course provides students with the opportunity to acquire practical experience and understand the process of actually doing marketing. Students explore current trends and how to deliver value to both customers and the company.

NCCR 1: Stenographic Skillbuilding Level 1: Theory Basics

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Students have the opportunity to enhance and apply their understanding of theory concepts and improve their stenographic machine writing skills through supervised practice in preparation for speed-building courses leading to employment in court reporting and related fields.

NCCR 2: Stenographic Skillbuilding Level 2: 80-140 WPM

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Students have the opportunity to learn and apply speed-building techniques through highlystructured instructor-facilitated stenographic machine writing practice tailored to individual skill level. Effective application of deliberate practice components including motivation, pre-existing knowledge, immediate informative feedback, and repetition for skill reinforcement and improvement development is examined. Skills acquired will facilitate efficiency in administrative assistant/secretarial, data entry, and related fields.

NCCR 3: Stenographic Skillbuilding Level 3: 160-220 WPM

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Students have the opportunity to learn and apply speed-building techniques through highlystructured instructor-facilitated stenographic machine writing practice tailored to individual skill level within the 160-220 word per minute range. Identification and resolution of writing limitations, including the creation and application of specific tasks to correct deficiencies, will be examined and applied. Overcoming speed plateaus using “deep practice,” “block practice,” and “random practice” techniques will be discussed and applied. Skills acquired will facilitate efficiency in administrative assistant/secretarial, data entry, and related fields.

NCMA 101: Essential Math for Basic Skills Students – Whole Number Operations

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This course is the first of a sequence of essential mathematics courses designed for students who wish to prepare for college credit courses and/or employment where mathematical skills are required. Students have the opportunity to learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers. Additional topics include rounding, estimation, exponents, and solving application problems.

NCMA 102: Essential Math for Basic Skills Students – Fractions

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This course is the second course of a sequence of essential mathematics courses designed for students who wish to prepare for college credit courses and/or employment where mathematical skills are required. Students have the opportunity to learn about the meaning and properties of fractions. Topics include fraction representation, reducing fractions, fraction arithmetic, and solving application problems.

NCMA 103: Essential Math for Basic Skills Students – Decimals and Ratios

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This course is the third course of a sequence of essential mathematics courses designed for students who wish to prepare for college credit courses and/or employment where mathematical skills are required. Students have the opportunity to learn the arithmetic operations of decimals, ratios, rates, and proportions.

NCMA 104: Essential Math for Basic Skills Students – Percents and Signed Numbers

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This course is the fourth course of a sequence of essential mathematics courses designed for students who wish to prepare for college credit courses and/or employment where mathematical skills are required. Students have the opportunity to learn about percents and integers.

NCMA 105: Essential Math for Basic Skills Students – Unit Analysis and Geometry

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This course is the fifth course of a sequence of essential mathematics courses designed for students who wish to prepare for college credit courses and/or employment where mathematical skills are required. Students have the opportunity to learn basic fundamental geometry and how to work with different units of measurement, including length, area, volume, weight, temperature, and time. This course emphasizes how to use the topics in applications.

NCMA 106: Essential Math for Basic Skills Students – Pre-Algebra Part 1

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This course is the sixth course of a sequence of essential mathematics courses designed for students who wish to prepare for college credit courses and/or employment where mathematical skills are required. The class topics include an overview of signed number operations, development of the concept of a variable, properties of algebraic expressions, and an introduction to linear equations.

NCMA 107: Essential Math for Basic Skills Students - Pre-Algebra Part 2

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This course is the seventh course of a sequence of essential mathematics courses designed for students who wish to prepare for college credit courses and/or employment where mathematical skills are required. Students have the opportunity to learn how to solve linear equations with fractions and decimals, study equations in two variables, graphing, and properties of exponents and polynomials. After successful completion of this course, the student will have the necessary skills to enter elementary algebra.

NCMA 900: Preparation for the Mathematics Placement Test

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This course is designed to prepare students for the mathematics placement test. Students have the opportunity to retrain and enhance their mathematical skills, learn test taking strategies, and understand the importance of the placement test so they have a better chance of increasing their placement score.

NCMU 150: Older Adult Jazz Ensemble

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This noncredit course offers the older adult student the opportunity to explore jazz music and ensemble performance and its place in our culture as well as other cultures. It provides an opportunity for practical application, using diverse media and techniques in the production of musical performances.

NCMU 151: Older Adult Music History

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This noncredit course explores musical historical topics while they explore artistic expression and its place in our culture as well as other cultures. It provides an opportunity for practical application, using diverse media and techniques in the understanding of music through the ages.

NCMU 152: Orchestra for Older Adults

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This noncredit course offers the older adult student the opportunity to explore classical orchestral music and ensemble performance and its place in our culture as well as other cultures. It provides an opportunity for practical application, using diverse media and techniques in the production of musical performances.

NCMU 153: Choir for Older Adults

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This noncredit course offers the older adult student the opportunity to explore classical choral music and ensemble performance and its place in our culture as well as other cultures. It provides an opportunity for practical application, using diverse media and techniques in the production of musical performances.

NCPE 1.30: Adapted Fitness

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This adapted fitness course is designed for students with disabilities. Individualized exercise programs are created that focus on overall cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility training. The programs address the limitations of the individual’s disability. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

NCPE 1.31: Adapted Aerobic Exercise

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This adapted fitness course is designed for students with disabilities. The course provides an opportunity for students to increase their overall cardiovascular endurance. Individualized programs address the limitations of the student’s disability. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong cardiovascular endurance.

NCPE 1.32: Adapted Core Stretching

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This adapted flexibility course is designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This course includes instruction in a variety of stretching exercises to enable a student to attain optimal range of motion. Guided gentle muscle stretching and core stabilizing exercises with an emphasis on proper body alignment, breathing techniques, and relaxation are addressed to encourage independence and develop lifelong fitness skills.

NCPE 1.33: Adapted Aquatics

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This adapted noncredit physical education course is designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This class provides instruction in dynamic water exercises with a focus on the development of cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. Individualized swimming programs and water safety are included. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

NCPE 1.34: Adapted Weight Training

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This noncredit adapted weight training course is designed for students with disabilities. Individualized exercise programs are created that focus on basic weight training and strength development principles. The programs address the limitations of the individual’s disability. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

NCPE 1.35: Adapted Funtional Fitness

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This noncredit adapted functional fitness course is designed for students with disabilities. ndividualized exercise programs are created that focus on the development of core strength, flexibility, and balance. Information is given regarding alternative equipment used for functional training. The programs address the limitations of the individual’s disability. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

NCPE 1.36: Adapted Water Movement

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This noncredit adapted water movement course is designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This course focuses on the effects of water resistance and buoyancy on movement patterns in water. Individualized swimming programs and water safety are included. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

NCWA 160: Water Treatment 1

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This course covers water resources, water quality, unit operations of water treatment, public health requirements, and the basics of water chemistry and aquatic microbiology. It prepares students for the Water Treatment Operator’s Certificate examinations (T1) given by the State of California’s Water Resources Control Board.

NCWA 165: Water Distribution 1

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This course in drinking water distribution is designed as an introduction to basic distribution mathematics, system operation and piping. It also covers safety and utilities management, supply sources and water quality. The course prepares students to take the California State Water Resources Control Board Distribution level 1 exam.

last published: 12/18/18