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Enroll in our Tuition-FREE noncredit courses to jumpstart your career, Continue your education, and follow your passion!

Cabrillo’s Career Education tuition-free courses and certificates are perfect for:

  • Jobseekers

  • Workers seeking to advance

  • Returning adult learners

  • English language learners

  • Anyone wanting to learn new skills with very little cost

These courses are designed to improve employability, support entrepreneurship, provide skills training for industry requirements, prepare for industry certificate exams, and pave the path for credit coursework.

Noncredit courses are offered in a variety of areas of interest and are repeatable, you can explore courses in music, art, design, entrepreneurship, and the ever evolving and growing area of digital and computer skills. These courses can be as little as 8 hrs or up to a full semester in length.

Remember - course grades do not affect your grade point average (GPA)! Courses are Pass/No Pass or Satisfactory Progress, so they do not impact your GPA!

Steps to Take

  1. Identify your desired course(s).

  2. Apply & Register.

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Career Education Noncredit Courses and Certificates

Take advantage of these Tuition-Free Courses

Any student can take a course no matter your goal! View the list of courses below and sign up for the ones that interest you. Or you can choose a certificate in one of many industries.

Key for looking at table below

FA = Fall semester
SP = Spring semester
ESL = Language and literacy course embedded
* = Language and literacy support provided


Career & Academic Foundations


Agriculture & Natural Resources


Arts, Media & Entertainment


Building Trades & Construction


Education, Children, & Family


Energy & Utilities


Finance & Business


Health Science & Medical


Information & Communication Technology


Manufacturing & Production


Marketing, Sales & Services


Public Services

Download Course List (PDFs)

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