Noncredit Education

Mission College offers TUITION-FREE noncredit courses to help you build skills and success to transition into credit courses/programs.

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If you are starting over, looking to change careers, or you have been working for a while and want to return (or start) your college education - we are here to support you!

Earn a Noncredit Certificate of Competency/Completion

Mission College offers a number of noncredit Certificate of Competency programs. Noncredit coursework is not applicable to degrees or credit certificates. However, the noncredit coursework and certificates may offer valuable and documented academic or vocational skill building opportunities.  

Please Note: Noncredit courses have zero tuition cost and no fees. Federal Financial aid is not available for noncredit programs. Consult our Financial Aid Office for more information.

Noncredit Certificates/Programs


Community Health Worker Certificate (Noncredit)

The Community Health Worker Certificate of
Completion provides students with health education, care management, and client advocacy in both community-based and health car settings.

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Pharmacy Technician Program (Noncredit)

Our nine-month program takes a very practical approach to pharmacy training and is designed to prepare graduates for work in one of many pharmacy settings in a short period of time.

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ESL for Child Care Certificate (Noncredit)

This program equips students with essential English skills needed to communicate at low-intermediate level with children. This includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in addition to parenting and childcare skills.

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Low-Beginning ESL Certificates (Noncredit)

The program in Low-Beginning ESL offers students the opportunity to gain the English language skills they to need for basic communication at home, school, and work. 

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Low-Intermediate ESL Certificates (Noncredit) 

The Low-Intermediate ESL equips students with listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for success in the intermediate level.

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Older Adults

We offer free art classes and senior preparedness courses for older adults living in various facilities year-round.

Older Adults

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Adult Education

Adult education at Mission College embodies a dynamic blend of opportunity and community support, catering to diverse learners seeking to enhance their skills or embark on new career paths. Whether pursuing certification in healthcare, technology, or business, Mission College's commitment to accessible, quality education underscores its role as a cornerstone of lifelong learning and career advancement in the Santa Clara community.

Mission is a proud member of the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE). In partnership, we provide a seamless transition for our students from adult school to community college.