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Noncredit Community
Education

Welcome to Community Education

Community Education offers free noncredit courses in Basic Skills, Citizenship, English as a Second Language, Home Economics, Health and Safety, Parenting, courses for Older Adults, courses for Adults with Disabilities, Short-Term Vocational Education, and Workforce Preparation.  The noncredit program provides adults the opportunity to learn English, earn a vocational certificate, prepare for the High School Diploma equivalency (i.e. GED or HiSET) or U.S. citizenship tests, upgrade job skills, strengthen basic skills, or transfer to credit. 

Those interested in teaching for Community Education can visit the AHC Human Resources Office or visit: teach for CE.

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Get in-person help with registration for a noncredit or fee-based class by visiting Community Education in building S on the Santa Maria campus. 

Receive support in adult basic education, noncredit English as a Second Language, citizenship, and short-term vocational skills classes. 
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Visit the Noncredit Counseling site

Community Education offers noncredit certificates to prepare students for employment or to be successful in college-level credit courses. 

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For more information on noncredit courses or programs call 805-922-6966 ext. 3209. 

Campus Locations

Santa Maria Campus

Santa Maria Campus

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
1-805-922-6966
Directions to SM Campus
Map of SM Campus

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Lompoc Valley Center

Lompoc Valley Center

One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, CA 93436
1-805-735-3366
Directions to LVC
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Santa Maria Campus

Santa Ynez Valley Center

2975 East Hwy 246 (SYVHS)
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3355
Directions to SYVC
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Santa Maria Campus

Vandenberg AFB Center
641 Utah Ave, Bldg. 13640, Rm. 216
Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437
1-805-734-3500

Directions to VAFB Center