Noncredit Education

Noncredit Education

Develop Foundational Academic and Job Skills without Fees or Grades

Noncredit education offers tuition-free classes and certificates that help you develop foundational skills and provide a smooth transition to credit programs and employment. Noncredit courses can be repeated to allow time for students to build skills without the pressure of receiving grades or paying tuition and fees.

Programs with Noncredit Courses and/or Certificates

Benefits of Noncredit Courses

  • Tuition-free
  • No prerequisite requirements on most noncredit courses
  • Repeatable even if you receive passing grade
  • Time to develop the skills and knowledge needed at your own pace
  • Serves as a gateway into credit certificate and degree programs
  • Gain skills and knowledge for a current or new job
  • Improve math, English and literacy skills

Noncredit vs. Credit Course

Learn the differences between noncredit courses and credit courses.

Noncredit CourseCredit Course
Do not earn college creditEarn college credit toward a degree and certificate
Receive a pass or no pass gradeReceive a letter grade (A, B, C, D, F)
No tuition or fees required to take courseTuition and fees required to enroll in course
Can repeat as many times as desiredCan only complete course once with passing grade

Frequently Asked Questions About Noncredit Courses

Steps to Register for Noncredit Courses

  1. Apply to Sierra College
  2. Complete the remaining steps to register for classes.
  3. View Class Schedule.
  4. Register for the noncredit course(s) in mySierra.