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:
- They can identify the area of instruction on the list of occupational titles with high employment potential (http://www.labormarketinfo.ca.gov).
- 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.