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Here are the Tuition-Free certificates and classes Riverside City College will offer this ​Summer! 
Look below for details on Noncredit Certificates: 

ASE Engine Performance Electric Specialist
Business Skills Bootcamp
Customer Relations
English as a Second Language
Introduction to Python Programming



ASE Engine Performance & Electric Specialist Noncredit Certificate

This program will prepare individuals to successfully complete the Electrical/Electronic Systems ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) test. Information covered will include electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. Test taking strategies will be included. (72 hours)

Required Courses to earn certificate: AUT-806, AUT-807 ASE, AUT-808, AUT-811
(Note: Certificates can be completed in a single term or over the course of several terms, subject to availability.)


ASE Test Preparation -​ Electrical/Electronic Systems
AUT-806 -​ Section #45528 (Online)
Jun 20 - 29, 2023

Prepares technicians and students to successfully complete the A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) test. Technical content and test taking strategies will be presented. 18 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only.)

ASE Test Preparation -​ Heating and Air Conditioning
AUT-807 - Section #45529 (Online)
Jul 3 - 12, 2023

Prepares technicians and students to successfully complete the A7 Heating and Air Conditioning ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) test. Technical content and test taking strategies will be presented. 18 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only.)
 
ASE Test Preparation -​ Engine Performance
AUT-808 - Section #45530 (Online)
Jul 17 - 26, 2023

ASE Test Preparation-Engine Performance is designed to prepare technicians and students to successfully complete the A8Engine Performance ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) test. Technical content and test taking strategies will be presented. 18 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only.)


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Business Skills Bootcamp Noncredit Certificate

The Business Skills non-credit Certificate of Completion will provide students short-term basic, business skills needed in multiple fields with the goal of increasing employability. The content provides an overview professional self-management and online skills used in business. Topics covered includes Professional Communication Basics, Professional Online Presence, Customer Experience, and Professional Self-management.

Required Courses to earn certificateBUS/CAT-814, BUS-815, BUS-816, BUS/CAT-817
(Note: Certificates can be completed in a single term or over the course of several terms, subject to availability.)


Business Skills: Professional Communication Basics
BUS-814 - Section #45407 (Online)
Jun 24 - 30, 2023

This short course provides practical, professional business communication skills and can be used as a skills refresher. The focus of the content is professional oral, written, and online communication skills. Effective communications with clients and customers. 9 hours lecture. (Same as CAT-814) (Pass/No Pass only.)
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Business Skills: Professional Online Presence
BUS-815 - Section #45408 (Online)
Jul 1 - 7, 2023

This short course is designed to assist students with the development of a professional online persona/brand. Includes personal brand and reputation management for web and social media for business and professional networking with clients and customers.9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only.)

Business Skills: Managing the Customer Experience
BUS-816 - Section #45409 (Online)
Jul 8 - 14, 2023

This short course is designed to assist students with the development of the customer experience for business. Includes identification of elements, and planning designing the customer experience for business. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only.)
 
Business Skills: Professional Self-Management
BUS-817 - Section #45410 (Online)
Jul 15 - 21, 2023

This short course provides practical, professional self-management skills for the twenty first century professional and as a skills refresher. The focus of the content is image and self-management skills for professionals. 9 hours lecture. (Same asCAT-817) (Pass/No Pass only.)


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Customer Relations Noncredit Certificate

The Customer Relations Certificate provides students with important communication skills and an understanding of how these skills should be utilized when working in customer service. Additionally, students will learn about different personality styles and how to effectively adapt to working with people with different styles. As a result of their classroom experience, students will be able to provide effective customer service and demonstrate collaborative problem solving.

Required Courses to earn certificate:PDS-806, PDS-807, PDS-813
(Note: Certificates can be completed in a single term or over the course of several terms, subject to availability.)


The Art of Negotiating and Collaborating
PDS-806 - Section #45470 (Online)
Jun 23 - Jul 1, 2023

Participants apply collaboration tools for building high-trust synergistic relationships, analyze the conflict cycle and practice skills to diffuse conflict at each stage for mutual benefit. Assess one's strengths and utilize tools to facilitate and adapt to others styles. Skills include re-framing, neutralizing language, discovering of interests, and leveraging innovative solutions through a collaborative negotiation process. 12 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only.)

Personality Styles and Difficult Relationships
PDS-807 - Section #45471 (Online)
Jul 7 - 15, 2023

Exploration of participants' own behaviors and personality styles, while learning to adapt one's behavior to be effective with other personality styles in a variety of work situations. Emphasis is placed on dealing with difficult relationships and communicating in a way that matches the needs of all involved to achieve relationship satisfaction and organizational objectives. 12 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only.)


Best Practices in Customer Service
PDS-813 - Section #45472 (Online)
Jul 21 ​- 28, 2023

Apply practical strategies to retain a valuable customer base, diffuse difficult situations, and earn repeat business. Topics include: The anatomy of a complaint, regulating verbal and nonverbal responses, active listening skills, creative problem solving, customer perceptions and expectations, adapting to different conflict styles, and steps to defuse angry customers. 12 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only.)

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English as a Second Language Noncredit Certificate

ESL students are placed within the sequence of courses in the Basic English as a Second Language Certificate according to their English abilities. Students completing this pattern of study will have a beginning level of fluency in the English language which will help them be successful in academic courses, CTE courses, or general employment.

Intermediate American College English
ESL-848 - Section #45582 (Hybrid)
Tue, Wed, Thu: 9:35 - 11:25 am / ​Room QD-212 (Lecture)
Lab (Online)
Jun 20 - Jul 28, 2023
Prerequisite: ESL-47 or ESL-847 or qualifying placement

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at an intermediate level to prepare students to enter ESL 849. Students will produce a minimum of 3,000 instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on basic essay writing in response to reading. Classroom instruction integrates writing lab activities. 90hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option.)

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Introduction to Python Programming​​​​​ Noncredit Certificate

The Python programming certificate is a certificate for the general introduction to the Python programming language. The certificate introduces the Python programming language, decision control structures and iterative control structures of the Python language. The certificate includes working with arrays and functions in the Python programming language. May lead to potential employment as a Python programmer.


Introduction to Python Programming: Part 1
CIS-830 - Section #45433, #45524 (Online)
Jun 20 - Jul 28, 2023

Introduction to the Python programming language by covering the basics of programming in Python to develop business, gaming, scientific and mathematical applications. 18 hours lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option.)


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