The Certificate of Competency
About the Certificate of Competency
A Certificate of Competency is a noncredit certificate awarded to students who have demonstrated achievement in a set of competencies that prepares them to progress in a career path or to take nondegree-applicable or degree-applicable credit courses.
No credit is awarded for completing any of the courses required to earn a Certificate of Competency. These courses are offered for no cost, with the exception of textbooks and other materials, if required.
Certificate of Competency Requirements
To earn a Certificate of Competency, a student must:
- Complete all applicable noncredit major coursework as prescribed in the District College catalog with a grade of "C" or better or "P" in each course.
- Complete a minimum number of required hours of study as prescribed in the catalog of the District College granting the Certificate of Competency.
- Apply for the noncredit certificate through the appropriate college office granting the certificate.