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Career and Academic Pathways: Foundational Skills

These noncredit programs prepare basic skills learners, English as a second language learners, disadvantaged populations, and other non-traditional college students to attain the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully acquire and retain employment, transition to college-level courses, and/or effectively explore, plan, and establish career pathways leading to growth opportunities in high demand occupations.

  • An Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree provides knowledge and skills for employment or further study in a chosen field.
  • An Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree is for students interested in transferring to schools within the California State University (CSU) system to earn a bachelor’s degree.
  • A Certificate of Achievement (C) is approved by the state and prepares students to enter the workforce.
  • A Skills Certificate (CS) is issued by the department and prepares students to enter the workforce.
  • A Noncredit Certificate (CN) is for students who want to acquire employment, transition to college, and/or explore pathways leading to a career.

Foundational Skills Programs

Area of Study Transfer Degree Degree Certificate Skill Certificate Additional Requirements
Academic Preparation C
Adult Basic Education C
Banquet & Restaurant Server C
Beginning English as a Second Language C
Career Discovery Skills C
Child Development Readiness C
College Readiness - Math Fundamentals I C
College Readiness - Math Fundamentals II C
Computer Skills for the Workplace C
Custodial Technician Training C
Customer Service Skills for the Workplace C
E-Commerce C
English as a Second Language - Civics C
English as a Second Language-Conversation C
English as a Second Language-Pronunciation C
English for Speakers of Other Languages - Level I C
English for Speakers of Other Languages - Level II C
Entrepreneurship Skills C
Food Handler's Preparation C
Food Service Manager Skills Preparation C
Front Desk Representative and Reservationist C
Gig Economy Success Kit C
Global Business C
Guestroom Attendant C
Health Careers Readiness C
Healthcare Services C
High School Equivalency Test Preparation C
Hospitality C
In-Home Supportive Services Skills C
International Marketing Professional C
Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace C
Introduction to Computers C
Job Readiness C
Law and Ethics in Business C
Literacy Level ESL C
Medical Assistant: Back Office C
Medical Assistant: Front Office C
Medical Interpretation C
Medical Terminology for Career Readiness C
Phlebotomy Technician C
Professionalism & Success in Healthcare Occupations C
Retailing Smarts C
Technical Office Occupation Skills C
Technology for Success in the Workplace C
The Urban Ambassadors C
Vocational English as a Second Language I C
Vocational English as a Second Language II C
Workforce Literacy Skills C
Workplace Success I - Creativity in the Workplace C
Workplace Success II - Creative Leadership C