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Noncredit Certificate Programs

Allied Health Noncredit Courses

ALH A001N36 Hours (18 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Personal Care Aide I: Foundational Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills Non-Credit  
Advisory: Identification required on first day of class; No felony convictions.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

This noncredit course will provide students with the education needed to meet the skills required to provide personal care services to elders and to consumers with disabilities in a home setting. Topics include Qualities of a Direct Care Worker; Work Settings; Teamwork and Professionalism; Working with Elders; Respecting Differences; Communication Skills; Working with a Consumer Who Is Depressed; Infection Control; Body Systems and Common Diseases and Body Mechanics.

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    ALH A002N27 Hours (12 lecture hours; 15 lab hours)  
    Personal Care Aide II: Person Centered Care Noncredit  
    Prerequisite(s): ALH A001N or concurrent enrollment.
    Advisory: Identification required on first day of class; No felony convictions.

    Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

    This noncredit course will provide students with the education needed to meet the skills required to provide personal care services to elders and to consumers with disabilities in a home setting. Topics include Qualities of a Direct Care Worker; Work Settings; Teamwork and Professionalism; Working with Elders; Respecting Differences; Communication Skills; Working with a Consumer Who Is Depressed; Infection Control; Body Systems and Common Diseases and Body Mechanics.

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      ALH A003N9 Hours (3 lecture hours; 6 lab hours)  
      First Aid and CPR/AED for Personal Care Aid Nondredit  
      Prerequisite(s): ALH A002N or concurrent enrollment.

      Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

      This is a noncredit course. Techniques and theory of cardiopulmonary resuscitation will be covered and demonstrated. Completion qualifies the student for the American Heart Association Professional Rescuer CPR/AED certification.

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        ALH A004N4.5-9 Hours (4.5-9 lecture hours)  
        Professional Writing for Health and Consumer Science - Noncredit  

        Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

        This noncredit class will support the development of writing skills for the science professional. Students will learn standard formats and expressions appropriate for their profession. Students will also work on writing related to the presentation of capstone projects. Not applicable to AA or AS degree.

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          ALH A005N4.5-9 Hours (4.5-9 lecture hours)  
          Computational Skills for Consumer and Health Sciences I Noncredit  

          Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

          This noncredit course reviews and practices the basic operations of computations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as applied to specific job skills/tasks in allied health professions/occupations. Medical assisting and respiratory care (to name two examples) require calculations involving multiple elements, students need to understand basic computational concepts to successfully calculate dosage (medical assisting) or volumes (respiratory care).

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            ALH A006N4.5-9 Hours (4.5-9 lecture hours)  
            Computational Skills for Consumer and Health Sciences II Noncredit  

            Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

            This noncredit course reviews the Order of Operations as it applies to various uses with the allied health professions, an example would be using Order of Operations to determine quality assurance for fluoroscopy units within a radiology suite. The equation uses a baseline value against an acquired value; nmA/bmAXnkVp 2/bkVp2. Within the allied health professions there are a multitude of formulas that need to be solved; for example, in respiratory care, the alveolar gas equation; medical assisting requires students to be able to calculate drips per minute based on solution strength.

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              ALH A007N4.5-9 Hours (4.5-9 lecture hours)  
              Computational Skills for Consumer and Health Sciences III Noncredit  

              Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

              This noncredit course covers measurement fundamentals and scientific notation in the allied health sciences to allow for performance of specific job functions. Scientific notation is a method of recording extremely large and small values. As such, the allied health professional will need to be able to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of values using scientific notation. Converting between measurement systems. Centigrade and Fahrenheit; C = (F-32)/1.8, centimeter to inches; cm = inch/2.54, pounds to kilograms; kb = lb/2.205 to name a few.

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                ALH A008N4.5-9 Hours (4.5-9 lecture hours)  
                Computational Skills for Consumer and Health Sciences IV Noncredit  

                Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                This noncredit course covers ratios and proportions required for dosage calculations, dimensional analysis, and other job-specific applications related to the allied health professions. Allied health professionals need to be able to use, like proportions, to solve problems in a variety of allied health applications. Dental Assisting and Radiologic Technology use, like proportions, to adjust exposure factors for changes in distance. Drug dosage calculations typically use ratios and proportions to solve for differences in concentrations and weight. Sonography signal intensity is calculated by determining the difference between transmitted/received signal and allowing for distance traveled.

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                  Chemistry Noncredit Courses

                  CHEM A010N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                  Chemistry Skills for Introductory Chemistry Noncredit  
                  Co-requisite(s): CHEM A110.

                  Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                  Not Transferable.

                  This is a non-credit course designed to provide additional practice of the concepts learned in CHEM A110 - Introductory Chemistry. Students will develop skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competency in CHEM A110. This course is expected to increase retention and student success and is a part of the Chemistry Skills Certificate of Competency.

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                    CHEM A030N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                    Chemistry Skills for Preparation for General Chemistry Noncredit  
                    Co-requisite(s): CHEM A130.

                    Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                    Not Transferable.

                    This is a non-credit course designed to provide additional practice of the concepts learned in CHEM A130 - Preparation for General Chemistry. Students will develop skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competency in CHEM A130. This course is part if the Chemistry Skills Certificate of Competency.

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                      CHEM A080N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                      Chemistry Study Skills for General Chemistry A  
                      Co-requisite(s): CHEM A180.

                      Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                      Not Transferable.

                      This is a non-credit course designed to provide additional practice of the concepts learned in CHEM A180 - General Chemistry A. Students will develop skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competency in CHEM A180. This course is expected to increase retention and student success in CHEM A180 and is part of the Chemistry Skills Certificate of Competency.

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                        CHEM A081N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                        Lab Skills for General Chemistry A  
                        Co-requisite(s): CHEM A180 or CHEM A185.

                        Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                        Not Transferable.

                        This is a non-credit course designed to provide additional instruction and practice of the lab skills taught in CHEM A180 - General Chemistry. Students will develop skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competency in CHEM A180 Laboratory. This course will be part of the Chemistry Skills Certificate of Competency and is expected to increase student retention and success in CHEM A180.

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                          CHEM A085N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                          Chemistry Study Skills for General Chemistry B  
                          Co-requisite(s): CHEM A185.

                          Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                          Not Transferable.

                          This is a non-credit course designed to provide additional practice of the concepts learned in CHEM A185 - General Chemistry B. Students will develop skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competency in CHEM A185. This course is expected to increase retention and student success in CHEM A185 and is a part of the Chemistry Skills Certificate of Competency.

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                            CHEM A086N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                            Lab Skills for General Chemistry B  
                            Co-requisite(s): CHEM A185.

                            Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                            Not Transferable.

                            This is a non-credit course designed to provide additional instruction and practice of the lab skills taught in CHEM A185- General Chemistry. Students will develop skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competency in CHEM A185 laboratory. This non-credit course will be a part of the new Chemistry Skills Certificate and is expected to increase student retention and success in CHEM A185.

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                              Consumer Studies Noncredit Courses 

                              COS A001N12 Hours (12 lecture hours)  
                              Introduction to the Customer Service  

                              Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                              This noncredit course provides an introduction to customer service including effective communication skills, building relationships, types of customer service, dealing with difficult customers, and soft skills. Students will learn and practice the necessary skills for success as a customer service provider. This course is appropriate for individuals seeking employment in the customer service field in any industry.

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                                COS A002N12 Hours (12 lecture hours)  
                                Customer Service and Retail Employment Opportunities  

                                Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                This course includes researching and exploring local job opportunities in the customer service and retail industry. Students will become familiar with the online job search process, Orange Coast College Job Center, and local community resources. Students will complete a written application and prepare for a first interview.

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                                  English Noncredit Courses

                                  ENGL A001N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                                  Grammar Within Reach - Noncredit  

                                  Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Letter Non-Credit

                                  This noncredit course takes community members and college students through a review of grammar fundamentals and provides an opportunity to practice precise grammar and varied sentence styles that are immediately applicable to writing for the workplace and everyday life and for writing in college classes. This noncredit course can be paired with another English noncredit course for a certificate of competency. Not applicable to AA or AS degree

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                                    ENGL A002N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                                    Reading for Success - Noncredit  

                                    Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Letter Non-Credit

                                    This noncredit Course supports students and community members in practicing fundamental reading and study strategies necessary for college success and success in the workplace and community at larger by practicing strategies including annotating and summarizing texts, finding the main idea and identifying supporting details, identifying the larger organizational strategy and stylistic devices used to support the claims and main points in a text. This noncredit course can be paired with another English noncredit course for a certificate of competency. Not applicable to AA or AS degree

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                                      ENGL A003N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                                      Perfecting Paragraphs - Noncredit  

                                      Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Letter Non-Credit

                                      This non-credit course takes students through the process of creating cohesive, organized, college-level paragraphs and essay sections in building essays for a variety of purposes and to be used for writing across many disciplines. This noncredit course can be paired with another English noncredit course for a certificate of competency. Not applicable to AA or AS degree

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                                        ENGL A004N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                                        Building A College Essay - Noncredit  

                                        Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Letter Non-Credit

                                        This noncredit course will take students through the process of building a single, focused college essay--from the planning and outlining stage, to creating a thesis or claim, to gathering support and evidence and integrating source material, then formatting per MLA guidelines. This noncredit course can be paired with another English noncredit course for a certificate of competency. Not applicable to AA or AS degree.

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                                          ENGL A006N1-6 Hours (1-6 lecture hours)  
                                          Support Skills for English Composition  

                                          Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Letter Non-Credit

                                          Not Transferable.

                                          This noncredit course will help students build various skills required in their English composition courses. These skills include sentence grammar, sentence fluency, paragraph and essay structure, reading comprehension, source integration, and research writing.

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                                            ENGL A010N10-36 Hours (10-36 lecture hours)  
                                            Experiencing Literature for Lifelong Learning  

                                            Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                            This regular noncredit course is for lifelong learners who want to enjoy the benefits of engaging in an exploration of different types of literature. Participants will become more avid, savvy readers of fiction by practicing close reading to understand texts. Through classroom readings, lecture, and discussion, students will understand the dynamics of fiction and how it applies to their lives. Fiction reveals relationships between people and people's relationships to the world. Fiction often gives a clearer view of its times than contemporary news reports of history. Students learn what to look for in reading. Students gain pleasure and confidence in literary judgment with every page read.

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                                              Kinesiology Noncredit Courses

                                              KIN A001N22 Hours (18 lecture hours; 4 lab hours)  
                                              Lifeguard Training, Professional Rescue Noncredit  

                                              Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                              This is a non-credit course designed to introduce and develop the basic lifesaving skills necessary to successfully serve as a lifeguard. Topics will include discussion and practice of lifeguard skills, including assessment of emergency situation, rescue techniques, first aid, and use of emergency equipment. Upon completion of the class, a student who successfully passes written and practical exams will be qualified to be certificated for an American Red Cross Emergency Water Safety, Basic Lifeguarding, or Lifeguard Training Certificate.

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                                                KIN A002N13 Hours (9 lecture hours; 4 lab hours)  
                                                Aquatic First Aid/CPR/AED for Lifeguard Rescue Noncredit  

                                                Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                This is a non-credit course. Emphasizes injury prevention, early medical care, first aid for common injuries and life-saving skills. Successful completion qualifies a student for the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Card and CPR Certification.

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                                                  KIN A003N26 Hours (18 lecture hours; 8 lab hours)  
                                                  First Aid, CPR/AED First Responder Noncredit  

                                                  Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                  This course is a requirement of employment as a lifeguard and aquatics safety personnel. It is highly demanded by local fire, policy, emergency medical technicians, and the general community served by the college.

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                                                    KIN A010N9-36 Hours (9-36 lecture hours)  
                                                    Chair Cardio Fitness  

                                                    Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                    This "everyone-can-do" body/mind class helps encourage and improve mobility, flexibility, strength, balance, posture, breathing and relaxation. Exercising from a seated position makes it ideal for, but not limited to, those challenged with Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, arthritis or for adults new to exercise. Special consideration for participant needs makes this class useful and unique to each individual. Develop attitudes and learn techniques that work for you. Make this fun, light-hearted approach to exercise a weekly highlight.

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                                                      KIN A011N10-36 Hours (10-36 lecture hours)  
                                                      Stretch and Flex for Wellness  

                                                      Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                      Emphasizes proper techniques of movement, joint flexibility, breathing, and body alignment for postural integration. Flexibility as it relates to physical fitness, health, and stress reduction will be explored to improve and maintain a wellness lifestyle.

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                                                        KIN A084N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
                                                        Theory of Yoga Noncredit  

                                                        Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                        This is a non-credit course that provides a survey of the origins of Yoga, including ancient to modern traditions, and exploration of the principal ancient texts of Yoga. This course includes the evolution of yoga from its earliest development to its current integration into modern culture.

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                                                          KIN A085N90 Hours (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                                          Yoga Methodology Noncredit  
                                                          Prerequisite(s): Prior Yoga Experience as demonstrated in first week of enrollment.
                                                          Advisory: KIN A128 and KIN A228.

                                                          Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                          This is a non-credit course designed for students to learn how to teach key poses in each category of Yoga for adults, teens, and children in a variety of settings. This class includes proper alignment, sequencing of postures, positive communication, verbal and physical cueing, precautions, and modifications for yoga clients.

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                                                            Mathematics Noncredit Courses

                                                            MATH A001N27 Hours (27 lecture hours)  
                                                            Preparation for Elementary Algebra Bootcamp Noncredit  

                                                            Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                            This is a noncredit course intended to prepare students for elementary algebra before enrollment in Math A010 - Elementary Algebra. The course will review pre-algebra materials. Topics to include simplifying expressions, solving equations and application of pre-algebra concepts.

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                                                              MATH A002N27 Hours (27 lecture hours)  
                                                              Preparation for Intermediate Algebra Bootcamp Noncredit  

                                                              Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                              This is a noncredit course intended to prepare students for intermediate algebra before enrollment in Math A030 - Intermediate Algebra. The course will review elementary algebra materials. Topics to include simplifying expressions, solving equations and application of concepts.

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                                                                MATH A004N45 Hours (45 lecture hours)  
                                                                Math Jam Basic Math Computational Skills Noncredit  

                                                                Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                                This is a noncredit course focusing on mastering key arithmetic topics. These topics include operations with whole numbers, operations with decimals, introduction to percents, introduction to integers, introduction to fractions, introduction to ratios and proportions, introduction to statistics and an introduction to measurement and basic geometry.

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                                                                  MATH A009N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                                                                  Study Session for Pre-Algebra Noncredit  
                                                                  Co-requisite(s): MATH A008.

                                                                  Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                                  This is a noncredit course. This course provides additional practice of the mathematical concepts covered in Math A008 - Pre-Algebra. Students will develop the skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competencies related to Math A008.

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                                                                    MATH A011N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                                                                    Study Session for Elementary Algebra Noncredit  
                                                                    Co-requisite(s): MATH A010.

                                                                    Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                                    This is a non-credit course. This course provides additional practice of the mathematical concepts covered in Math A010 - Elementary Algebra. Students will develop the skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competencies related to Math A010.

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                                                                      MATH A028N9 Hours (9 lecture hours)  
                                                                      Problem Solving Seminar in Mathematics  

                                                                      Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                                      This regular noncredit course is for students interested in Math competitions or general problem solving, designed to review prerequisite skills necessary for success. Topics include Geometry; Counting and Probability; Functions and Polynomials, Logic, and general problem-solving strategies.

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                                                                        MATH A082N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                                                                        Math Jam for STEM Pathway Noncredit  

                                                                        Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                                        This is a noncredit preparation course designed to review prerequisite topics necessary for success in MATH A115 or MATH A120 covering operations with real numbers, relations and functions, systems of linear equations, factoring, rational expressions, radical equations, quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic equations, conic sections, and basic geometry.

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                                                                          MATH A086N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                                                                          Math Jam for SLAM Pathway Noncredit  

                                                                          Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                                          This is a noncredit preparation course for MATH A100 and MATH A160, designed to review prerequisite skills necessary for success. Topics include operations with real numbers; conversion between decimals, percents, and fractions; selected algebraic topics; the graph of a line; and problem-solving strategies.

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