New Video Series: Noncredit Programs

Starting this week, a new video series promoting De Anza’s noncredit programs can be seen on the college website, YouTube channel and social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).

Two more video series are coming this month: One set will promote De Anza’s career training programs. Another will consist of new videos in the CAN/DID Inclusion series to celebrate Black History Month. (Find downloadable Zoom backgrounds on the Office of Communications website.) A series of Villages videos is also underway.

young man in headphones talking on screenIn the noncredit series, students and instructors talk about the benefits of taking noncredit courses at De Anza.

“I honestly can’t believe that these classes are free. There’s so much value being offered … in those teachers and the programs and the resources De Anza has,” said student Jacob Rose, speaking in one of the videos about his experience taking noncredit Computer Information Systems classes.

“With the noncredit courses that De Anza offers, it worked for my situation,” added Jane Bacerra, a single mother of three who took noncredit Automotive Technology classes and said she’s now working in an automotive shop.

young woman talking under headline: Automotive TechnologyDe Anza offers noncredit classes and certificates in English as a Second Language, Mathematics, Photography and Real Estate, as well as Automotive Technology and Computer Information Systems.

Noncredit courses cover the same material, are taught by the same instructors and require the same work that's expected of students in for-credit classes. The college is able to offer them tuition-free because they don't count toward a degree, academic certificate or transfer. For some students, they’re an affordable way to build skills, experience college and perhaps transition to a for-credit program.

The videos were produced by the Office of Communications in consultation with the featured programs. For more information, visit and the noncredit programs section of the De Anza College catalog.

(Posted on Feb. 7, 2024)

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