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Noncredit Coding and Computer Science Courses at De Anza 

young man at computer screenDe Anza College is offering TUITION-FREE noncredit courses and certificates for students who want to acquire new skills in the fast-growing fields of coding and computer science.

With these courses, you can 

  • Gain valuable skills for personal growth and professional advancement
  • Explore a new career field, without worrying about tuition or grades
  • Clear a prerequisite for future academic courses in Computer Information Systems

Noncredit Courses Offered This Winter

  • CIS 308: Personal Computer Security Basics
  • CIS 318A: Introduction to Unix/Linux
  • CIS 340: Introduction to Programming in Python
  • CIS 399: Office Software Applications

Noncredit Courses in Future Quarters

  • CIS 398: Digital Image Editing Software (Photoshop)

Earn These Noncredit Certificates of Completion

Check back soon for information about how you can earn a noncredit certificate in these areas

  • Business Software Applications
  • Introduction to Computer Science

Why Take Noncredit CIS Courses at De Anza?

  • Experienced instructors with advanced degrees
  • Extensive support, including tutoring and student discounts for software
  • Pathway to credit courses and certificate, degree or transfer


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