A. Noncredit classes are free classes offered by the Continuing Education Office of Merced College. Students only have to provide for the cost of materials and parking fees where applicable.
Noncredit classes include arts and crafts, computer skills, short-term vocational, health and fitness, safety, ESL, disabled students, home economics, and older adults.
A. Most noncredit classes are open to anyone in the community 18 years or older. Although some classes may be designated for 'older' adults, anyone 18 or older may enroll in most classes.
Certain noncredit classes have a limitation on enrollment. Persons interested in those classes must meet the criteria to enroll.
A. Registration takes place in class on your first day. You will fill out a Noncredit Application for Admissions form once if this is the first time you are taking a class (both credit or noncredit) through Merced College. In addition, you will fill out a Noncredit Class Registration form for each noncredit class that you wish to take.
Classes that have limited seating require pre-registration. Call (209) 381-6540 for classes held in Merced and (209) 826-3495 for Los BaŮos.
A. The instructors will have the forms for you in class. Make certain that you register during your first class meeting.
A. Merced College does not require that you provide a social security number. However, you must fill out the rest of the form completely and provide a birth date. Failure to fill out the rest of the form completely will result in delays in processing your application for admission.
A. Noncredit classes do not charge registration fees. However, like other college classes, you may be responsible for the cost of materials to complete the class and parking permits.
Some classes will list a materials fee for certificates, clay, instructional supplies, etc.).
A. Noncredit classes are open enrollment. Open enrollment means that you can come and sign up for class any day that the class is being offered. However, we strongly recommend that you attend the first class meeting as classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
A. Parking permits are required for classes held at the Tri-College Center, Merced College and the Los Banos campuses. Daily permits can be purchased from parking permit dispensers located throughout campus for $1or a semester permit can be purchased for $20 for autos and $10 for motorcycles at the Student Fee located on the 3rd floor of the Lesher Building.
A. Check the current noncredit class schedule at this website. Most noncredit classes run for the 18 week semester. If you miss the first class meeting, be sure and attend the next one. Class schedules are available online at the Merced College Continuing Education website at http://www.mccd.edu/programs/cont_ed.
A. High school students age 16 and older must be granted written permission from the Merced College Vice President of Instruction or their designee prior to attending classes. A completed and signed form must be submitted prior to the Office of Instruction before a high school student may enroll in any noncredit course. Students must meet all limitations on enrollment and can only attend classes that do not conflict with their K-12 schedules.
Students under 18 years of age are not permitted to enroll in physical education/life fitness/physical conditioning/swimming courses.
A. No, noncredit classes do not offer letter grades. Some noncredit courses do offer certification of hours completed and/or certification of proficiency in specific areas.
A. No. Noncredit classes do not offer units or substitute for credit classes offered by Merced College.
A. Yes. You may repeat a noncredit course.
A. Call the Office of Continuing Education at (209) 381-6540 or email us at email@example.com.