Non Credit Program

     

Non Credit Program

No Tests

Noncredit courses are FREE of charge. All classes are open-entry so you can start any time during the semester.

What is the Non Credit Program?

The noncredit program provides adults the opportunity to earn a general equivalency diploma (GED) or pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), increase literacy skills, learn English, learn to read and write, gain American citizenship, become an effective parent, and learn specific job skills. This program is designed to provide adult learners with the skills they will need to become and or remain independent and gain economic self sufficiency.

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Who Can I Contact if I'm Interested?

For further information on noncredit courses being offered during the semester, look in the class schedule or contact Debra Casella at 408-852-2824.


Courses Offerred by the Noncredit Program

CAHSEE Preparation (English & Math)

This course is designed to prepare non-high school graduates for successful completion of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) English-Language Arts and Mathematics section of the exam. In this class, you gain study skills and test taking strategies, as well as tips on essay writing.

GED Preparation

This course is designed to prepare you to pass the five General Education Development (GED) tests in writing, social studies, science, literature, and mathematics. English grammar and usage, reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary and computational skills are emphasized. This course is for those who are 18 years of age or older and elect to take the High School Equivalency Examination.

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ESL Citizenship

This course is designed for second language learners that want to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test given by the Department of Immigration and U.S. Naturalization Services. The focus will be on communicative English skills and knowledge of American History and Government required for passing the test to become a citizen of the U.S.

Workplace Communications (VESL)

This course is for ESL students who want to prepare for immediate entry into the job force. Students expand their language skills within the realm of the work world and specific vocational career of interest while also developing the soft skills needed in the workplace. This course is a combination of lecture, lab, and self-paced instruction.

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Noncredit Class Locations

Gavilan Computer Technology (South Valley Middle School) (408) 422-6996
Gilroy Main Campus (408) 848-4800
Hollister Briggs Building (831) 636-3783
Morgan Hill Campus (408) 782-2873
Aromas School (831) 726-5100
Jasmine Square Apartments (408) 779-1004
St. Francis Building (408) 847-2652

For further information on noncredit courses being offered during the semester, look in the class schedule or contact Debra Casella at 408-852-2824.

Address of this Website:
http://hhh.gavilan.edu/barteaga/noncredit.html
Last Updated on November 6, 2009
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