Earn a Certificate of Competency

Earn a Certificate of Competency

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 unit 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.

Requirements for the Certificate of Competency

To earn a Certificate of Competency, a student must:

  1. 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.
  2. Complete a minimum number of required hours of study as prescribed in the catalog of the District College granting the Certificate of Competency.
  3. Apply for the noncredit certificate through the appropriate college office granting the certificate.

Certificates of Competency Offered at Ventura College

At the time of catalog production, a student may earn the following noncredit Certificates of Competency at Ventura College:

Ventura College Certificates of Competency