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2024 Spring Tuition-Free Certificates & Classes

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Here are the Tuition-Free certificates and classes Norco​ College will offer this ​Spring!​ 

Look below for details on Noncredit ​Certificates:

 

Accounting Basics for Small Business

The Accounting Basics for Small Business Certificate provides students with an understanding of basic accounting, including QuickBooks procedures. Required courses to earn certificate: ACC-801, ACC-802, ACC-803


ACC-801 Setting up Quickbooks for Small Business

Learn the basics of small business bookkeeping using QuickBooks, financial reporting, and how to analyze and record financial transactions.

Dates: Feb 12 - Mar 8
Section: #32019 or #32020

Instructor: S. Schepler
Online


ACC-802 Monthly Procedures Using Quickbooks

Develop and apply monthly procedures used in accounting for small business. Reconcile balance sheet accounts and examine/audit income statement accounts monthly.

Dates: Mar 11 - Apr 5
Section: #32021 or #32022

Instructor: S. Schepler
Online


ACC-803 Year-End Procedures With Quickbooks

Develop and apply year end procedures used in accounting for small business using QuickBooks.

Dates: Apr 15 - May 10
Section: #32023 or #32024

Instructor: S. Schepler
Online

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT programing offers a consistent, nationwide approach to natural disaster volunteer training. CERT team members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following a disaster when first responders are not immediately available to help.

ADJ-801 Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) (Two Sections)

Dates: Mar 20, 22, 23, 24
Section #32040

Instructor: S. Williams
Lecture: Rm STEM 201

Dates: May 8, 11, 15, 18
Section: #32041

Instructor: S. Williams
Lecture: Rm STEM 200, 201, 203

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Computerized Numerical Control Operator

This certificate is designed to provide entry-level skills to operate a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathe or milling type machine tool. Required courses to earn certificate: MAN -856, MAN- 857


MAN-836 General Machine Shop and Theory of Machining

An introduction to the basic setup and operating of the lathe, mill, saw, drill press, and grinder.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #33132

Instructor: J. Payton
Lecture: Tuesday 6 - 9:10 pm, Rm CACT-2
Lab: Thursday 6 - 9:10 pm, Rm CACT-2


MAN-856 CNC Machine Set-Up and Operation

Fundamental skills related to the setup and operation of CNC (Computer Numerically Control) machine tools.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #33115

Instructor: P. Van Hulle
Hybrid
Lab: Monday 6 - 9:10 pm, Rm CACT-2


MAN-857 CNC Program Writing

Introduction to manual CNC program writing.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #33116

Instructor: P. Van Hulle
Hybrid
Lecture: Tuesday 6:30 - 9:40 pm,  Rm CACT-2

MAN-864 Programmable Logic Controllers

(Stand-alone course, not part of a certificate program)
Fundamentals of programmable logic controllers, with an emphasis on introductory programming of PLCs.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #33142

Instructor: C. Keissieh
Hybrid
Lab: Wednesday 6 - 9:10 pm, Rm CACT-2

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English as a Second Language

Beginning American College English

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. Required courses to earn certificate: ESL-846, ESL-847


ESL-846 Beginning American College English

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing, reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at beginning level to prepare students to enter ESL-847. Students will produce a minimum of 1,000 words or more of instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on academic paragraph writing in response to reading.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #32489

Instructor: L. Tougas
Lecture: Monday & Wednesday 6:30 - 9 pm, Rm IT-211


ESL-847 Low-Intermediate American College English

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing, reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at a low-intermediate level to prepare students to enter ESL 848. Students will produce a minimum of 1,750 words of instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on academic paragraph writing in response to reading.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #32490

Instructor: D. Tougas
Lecture: Monday & Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rm STEM-201

Advanced American College English

ESL students are placed within the sequence of courses in the Advanced 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. Required courses to earn certificate: ESL-850, ESL-849, ESL-848


ESL-848 Intermediate American College English

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. Prerequisite: ESL-847 or ESL-47 or qualifying placement.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #32491

Instructor: M. Shirinian
Online


ESL-849 High-Intermediate American College English

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 850. Students will produce a minimum of 4,500 words of instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on essay writing in response to reading. Prerequisite: ESL-848 or ESL-48 or qualifying placement. 

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #32492

Instructor: M. Shirinian
Lecture: Thursday 8 - 10:30 am, SAS 207


ESL-850 Advanced American College English

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing, reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at an advanced level to prepare students to enter English 1A. Students will produce a minimum of 6,000 words of instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on expository essay writing in response to advanced readings from various sources and a novel. Prerequisite: ESL-849 or ESL-49 or qualifying placement. 

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #32493

Instructor: M. Shirinian
Hybrid
Lecture: Tuesday & Thursday 10:55 am - 12:30 pm, Rm IT-211

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Enterprise Communication

The Enterprise Communication Certificate enables students to develop strategic communication techniques and skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Students will demonstrate oral and written workplace communication skills, including learning constructive business writing concepts. This certificate is also a gateway into other noncredit and credit programs. Required courses to earn certificate: PDS-812, PDS-809, and two of, PDS-805, PDS-806, PDS-813, PDS-807.


PDS-805 Difficult Conversations

Unfortunately, the default tendency for millions remains to try to avoid difficult conversations because they don't know how to structure a discussion. Learn to prepare for a difficult conversation by clarifying your intentions and assumptions and applying a simple model to help you stay centered while you constructively shape what you say. Scripts and tips will be provided and applied to prepare for your next difficult conversation.

Dates: Mar 11 - Apr 5
Section: #33087
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Essential Revit

This program prepares students with the knowledge and skill in using Autodesk Revit Architecture for building Information. Required courses to earn certificate: ARE-824, ARE-825

 
ARE-824 Revit I- Architectural Drafting

Introduction to methods and techniques used in the development of architectural construction documents for light frame structures (Type V construction) including construction theory, notation, materials symbols, drawing format and general practice. Prerequisite: ENE-21 or DFT-21 or ENE-30 or DFT-30

Dates: Feb 12 - Apr 5
Section: #32083

Instructor: A. Nindra
Online


ARE-825 Revit II- Architectural Drafting

Advanced study of architectural detailing and construction methods, including the preparation of working drawings. Prerequisite: ARE-824 or ARE-24 or DFT-24

Dates: Apr 15 - Jun 7
Section: #33101
Instructor: A. Nindra
Hybrid
Lab: Monday 6 - 8:05 pm, Rm IT -127

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Essential 3D Tour

The Essential 3D Tour program prepares students with the knowledge and skill in reading Architectural documents and blueprints with technics in presenting an existing building in a three-dimensional virtual tour for later remodeling or design. Required courses to earn certificate: CON-862, ARE-863 3D.


ARE-863 3D Tour Virtual, Mixed, Augmented and Extended Reality

Dates: Apr 15 - Jun 7
Section: #32084

Instructor: A. Farmand
Hybrid
Lab: Wednesday 6 - 9:10 pm, Rm IT-127

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Essential CAD

This program prepares students with the knowledge and skill in using CAD to prepare complicated two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and models used in Architecture and Mechanical industry. Required courses to earn certificate: DFT/ENE-30, DFT-31


DFT-830 Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

A two-dimensional computer aided drafting class for drafters.

Dates: Feb 12 - Apr 5
Section: #32297

Instructor: F. Mirzaei
Hybrid
Lab: Tuesday 6 - 9:10 pm, Rm ATEC-109


DFT-831 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

This course focuses on applying advanced AutoCAD skills in the design process to create models, drawings, and related documentation for a variety of applications and industries.

Dates: Apr 15 - Jun 7
Section: #32298

Instructor: F. Mirzaei
Hybrid
Lab: Tuesday 6 - 9:10 pm, Rm ATEC-109

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Essential Solidworks

The Essential SolidWorks program prepares students with the knowledge and skill in using Solidworks to document mechanical drawings per ANSI standards. Required courses to earn certificate: DFT/ENE-42 SolidWorks I, DFT/ENE-42B SolidWorks II

DFT-842 Solidworks I

Introduces the student to three-dimensional parametric solid modeling with SolidWorks. 

Dates: Feb 12 - Apr 5
Section: #32299

Instructor: F. Mirzaei
Hybrid
Lab: Wednesday 6 - 9:10 pm, Rm ATEC-109


DFT-842B Solidworks II

An advanced course in using the three-dimensional parametric solid-modeler SolidWorks.

Dates: Apr 15 - Jun 7
Section: #33104

Instructor: D. Castaneda
Hybrid
Lab: Wednesday 6 - 9:10 pm, Rm ATEC-109

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Essential Fusion 360

The Essential Fusion 360 program prepares makers with the knowledge and skill in using Fusion360 to document mechanical drawings per ANSI standards. Required courses to earn certificate: DFT-862, DFT-863


DFT-862 Basic Fusion 360

Introduces engineering and design students to 3D parametric solid modeling, including basic and intermediate parts, assemblies, and drawings.

Dates: Feb 12 - Apr 5
Section: #32300

Instructor: M. Harris
Hybrid
Lab: Thursday 6 - 8:05 pm, Rm ATEC-109


DFT-863 Advanced Fusion 360

Provides theory and hands-on application of the design process, 3D modeling, prototyping, and manufacturing to students with prior modeling experience or coursework. Prerequisite: DFT-842 or DFT-42 or DFT-62 or ENE-42 

Dates: Apr 15 - Jun 7
Section: #33106

Instructor: M. Harris
Hybrid
Lab: Thursday 6 - 9:10 pm, Rm ATEC-109

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Industrial Automation

Businesses and other organizations depend on complex electronic equipment for a variety of functions. Industrial controls automatically monitor and direct production processes on the factory floor. Required courses to earn certificate: ELE-810, ELE-827, ELE-855, ENE-862, ELE-864, ELE-874, ENE-851, MAN-860


ELE-810 Survey of Electronics

Basic electronic theory featuring electron-flow, Ohm’s, Watt’s, and Kirchoff’s Laws, analog DC and AC devises, circuits, parameters and equations, diodes, transistors, thyristors, digital logic, integrated circuits, power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, with laboratory test and measurement equipment. 

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #32370

Instructor: K. Rad
Lecture: Friday 8 am - 1:10 pm Rm IT-202


ELE-855 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards for General Industry

Covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as safety for general industry and health principles.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #33140

Instructor: K. Mosley
Online

ELE-864 Programmable Logic Controllers

Fundamentals of programmable logic controllers, with an emphasis on introductory programming of PLCs.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #32371

Instructor: C. Keissieh
Online
Lab: Wednesday 6 - 9:10 pm, Rm CACT-2


ELE-874 Industrial Wiring and Controls

Industrial controls and electrical wiring of modern facilities, manufacturing, or warehousing.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #32372
Instructor: J. Roman
Lecture: Monday & Wednesday 6 - 9 pm, Rm IT-124

ENE-851 Print Reading

A beginning course in the study of blueprints and their interpretation, types of projection, symbols, and abbreviations.

Dates: Apr 15 - Jun 7
Section: #32384

Instructor: C. Keissieh
Hybrid
Lab: Monday & Wednesday 6 - 9 pm, Rm ATEC-119

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Successful Career Transitions

The Successful Career Transitions certificate will provide students with the skills they need to successfully seek and obtain a new job. Students will learn to evaluate the job market and their own workplace skills, conduct a strategic job search, effectively network, write a persuasive cover letter and resume, and employ effective interview techniques. Required courses to earn certificate: PDS-818, PDS-809


PDS-818 The Successful Job Search

Students interested in getting a job or progressing in their current career will learn essential skills for successful transitions in the workplace. Topics covered include identifying job markets and industries, conducting a comprehensive job search, networking, creating a resume and cover letter, and effective interview techniques.

Dates: Apr 15 - May 10
Section: #33099

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Workplace Essentials

The Workplace Essentials Certificates aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to be successful in the workplace. Required courses to earn certificate: PDS-808, PDS-809, PDS-810, PDS-812


PDS-808 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

Learn hands-on techniques to generate breakthrough ideas, make decisions, and solve your most pressing problems.

Dates: Feb 12 - Mar 8
Section: #32819

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PDS-809 Business Writing in a Technological World

Participants will develop effective and professional business writing skills using business tone, organization and formatting, word choice and persuasion.

Dates: Mar 11 - Apr 5
Section: #32820

Online


PDS-810 Time Management

Participants explore time management strategies and tools for effectively managing expanding workloads, shifting priorities, and increasing demands.

Dates: Apr 15 - May 10
Section: #32821

Online


PDS-812 Workplace Communication Strategies

Participants assess and optimize current workplace communication skills.

Dates: May 13 - Jun 7
Section: #32822

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