There are two types of non-credit certificates acknowledged by the State and the College. The first is called a Certificate of Completion and the second a Certificate of Competency. Title 5: 55151(b)(1)(2)
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
This certificate confirms that a student has completed a program or sequence of non-credit courses that prepares him or her to progress in a career path or to undertake degree-applicable or non-degree applicable credit courses. This document certifies that the student has gained proficiency in basic educational skills, such as math, reading, listening, writing or English as a Second Language leading to improved employability or job opportunities at the entry level.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY
This certificate confirms that a student has enrolled in a program or sequence of non-credit courses and demonstrated competencies that prepares him or her to progress to a career path or to undertake credit courses to further pursue his or her career. This document certifies that the student has achieved a set of skills or competencies that can be applied in a recognized career field and articulated with degree-applicable coursework leading to a degree.
Each certificate must be approved by the Curriculum Committee, Board of Trustees and the Systems Office.