Noncredit Documentation

CDCP Eligibility

Programs and required courses classified as noncredit Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) prepare students for employment to be successful in college level-credit coursework. In accordance with title 5, section 55151, colleges may offer an approved sequence of noncredit courses that culminate in one of the following awards:

  • Certificate of Competency
  • Certificate of Completion

Once a program is approved, the noncredit courses that comprise a CDCP program will be eligible for enhanced funding pursuant to Education Code sections 84750.5 and 84760.5.

CDCP certificates can be awarded in the following noncredit categories:

  • English as a second language
  • Elementary and secondary basic skills
  • Short-­term career technical education
  • Workforce preparation in the areas of basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, mathematics, decision-making, and problem solving skills that are necessary to participate in job-specific technical training

If the noncredit award is not eligible for CDCP, select the blank space on the top of the drop-down menu.

Evidence of Employment Potential

For short-term vocational program proposals colleges must provide evidence of high employment potential in one of two ways:

  1. ​They can identify the area of instruction on the list of occupational titles with high employment potential (
  2. Attach another data source containing current labor market or job availability data with an explanation of how the data is verified.
    • Supporting data must be verified by a local LMID EDD consultant.
    • Chose the primary county/region for supporting data from the drop-down menu.