Community College Certificates



Certificate programs provide focused, short-term training to help you get the skills needed to start your career. 

Explore certificate programs offered at each Santa Clara County Community College

Click each school to learn more. 

Evergreen Valley College

De Anza College 

Tuition & Fees

  • Financial Aid is available to help pay for any or all Education Costs.
  • $31 per unit
  • Full- time students taking 12 units your cost per quarter is $372
  • Part -time students taking 6 units your cost per quarter is $186
  • Books range from $10-$300
  • Parking permits are $90.00 for the whole year

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid is available for all students.
  • BOG Fee Waiver is available at most Community Colleges
  • Students can receive either free money or loans.
  • Examples of free money are either Grants or Scholarships. These never have to be paid back.
  • Loans, students do have to eventually pay back, however there are deferments and payment plans available.

Quarter Schedule

  • De Anza College operates on a quarter system.
  • There are 3 quarters within a school year. Fall, Winter and Spring.
  • Quarters are 10 weeks long

Enrollment Steps

Completion Time

  •  The duration of time to complete the certificate programs can vary depending on the units required each quarter.
  • They can vary from 18-27+ units. The units vary depending on academic status of individual student.
  • Fall quarter starts in September
  • Winter quarter starts in January
  • Spring quarter starts in April
  • Summer quarter starts in July 

On Campus Supports

  •  EOPS/CARE
  • DSP&S
  • FYSI
  • Puente
  • Tutoring and Counseling Services
  • Hope
  • Health Services
  • Child Care
  • SSSP
  • Financial Aid
  • CalWORKs

Examples of on Campus Student Clubs:

  • Hip Hop Club
  • Competitive Gamers
  • LEAD! Latino Empowerment At De Anza Club
  • Outdoor Club

Transportation

  • VTA ECO Pass provides De Anza students with unlimited rides on the Santa Clara VTA public transportation system.
  • Depending on whether a student is part-time or full-time, the ECO Pass is $3-$5 per quarter.
  • Students can access their ECO pass through De Anza’s ECO Pass webpage.
  • Bus stop locations on campus: View Map

*De Anza College also offers a wide variety of Associate Degree programs. Check out their website for more information. 

Evergreen Valley College

Evergreen Valley College

Tuition & Fees

  • Financial Aid is available to help pay for any or all Education Costs.
  • $46 per unit
  • Full-time students taking 12 units your total cost per semester is $552.00
  • Part-time students taking 6 units your total cost per semester is $276.00
  • Books range from $10-$300.
  • Parking permits are $50 per semester

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid is available for all students.
  • BOG Fee Waiver is available at most Community Colleges
  • Students can receive either free money or loans.
  • Examples of free money are either Grants or Scholarships. These never have to be paid back.
  • Loans, students do have to eventually pay back, however there are deferments and payment plans available.

Semester Schedule

  • Evergreen operates on a semester system.
  • Fall and Spring Semester systems are 15 weeks long.
  • 6-8 week condensed sessions are offered over Winter and Summer.

Enrollment Steps

Completion Time

  • Duration of time depends on the Certificate and necessary number of units.
  • Programs can range from 1 semester to 7 semesters, depending on academic status of individual student.
  • Fall semester starts in September.
  • Winter session starts in January.
  • Spring semester begins in February.
  • Summer session begins in June.

On Campus Supports

  • DSP&S
  • EOPS/CARE
  • Health Services
  • YESS
  • Financial Aid
  • CalWORKs
  • Tutoring and Counseling Services
  • FYSI
  • AFFIRM
  • Enlace
  • OASISS
  • ASPIRE
  • Veterans Services
  • Non-credit Adult Education

Example of on Campus Student Clubs

  • Film and Media Club
  • TaiChi Club

Transportation

  • VTA ECO Pass provides Evergreen students with unlimited rides on the Santa Clara VTA public transportation system.
  • Depending on whether a student is part-time or full-time, the ECO Pass ranges from $4.50-$9.00. per semester.
  • Students can access their ECO pass through Evergreen’s ECO Pass webpage.
  • Bus stop locations on campus: View Map

*Evergreen Valley College also offers a wide variety of Associate Degree programs. Check out their website for more information.

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Foothill College

Foothill College

Tuition & Fees

  • Financial Aid is available to help pay for any or all Education Costs
  • $31 per unit
  • Full- time students taking 12 units your cost per quarter is $372
  • Part -time students taking 6 units your cost per quarter is $186
  • Books range from $10-$300
  • Parking permits are $90.00 for the whole year

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid is available for all students.
  • BOG Fee Waiver is available at most Community Colleges
  • Students can receive either free money or loans.
  • Examples of free money are either Grants or Scholarships. These never have to be paid back.
  • Loans, students do have to eventually pay back, however there are deferments and payment plans available.

Quarter Schedule

  • Foothill College operates on a quarter system.
  • There are 3 quarters within a school year. Fall, Winter and Spring.
  • Quarters are 10 weeks long.

Enrollment Steps

Completion Time

  • The duration of time to complete the certificate programs can vary depending on the units required each quarter.
  • They can vary from 18-27+ units. The units vary depending on academic status of individual student.
  • Fall quarter starts in September.
  • Winter quarter starts in January.
  • Spring quarter starts in April.
  • Summer quarter starts in July.

On Campus Supports

  • EOPS/CARE
  • Tutoring services
  • PUENTE
  • DRC
  • FYSI
  • Counseling Services
  • CalWorks
  • Health Services
  • Child Care
  • SSSP
  • Financial Aid

Examples of on campus clubs:

  • Computer Science Club
  • Black Student Union
  • United Nations Club
  • Japanese Culture Club

Transportation

  • VTA ECO Pass provides Foothill students with unlimited rides on the Santa Clara VTA public transportation system.
  • Depending on whether a student is part-time or full-time, the ECO Pass is $3-$5 per quarter.
  • Students can access their ECO pass through Foothill’s ECO Pass webpage.
  • Bus stop locations on campus: View Map

*Foothill College also offers a wide variety of Associate Degree programs. Check out their website for more information.

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Foothill College

Gavilan College

Tuition & Fees

  • Financial Aid is available to help pay for any or all Education Costs.
  • $46 per unit
  • Full-time students taking 12 units your total cost per semester is $552.
  • Part-time students taking 6 units your total cost per semester is $276.
  • Books range from $10-$300.
  • Parking permits are $50 per semester.

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid is available for all students.
  • BOG Fee Waiver is available at most Community Colleges
  • Students can receive either free money or loans.
  • Examples of free money are either Grants or Scholarships. These never have to be paid back.
  • Loans, students do have to eventually pay back, however there are deferments and payment plans available.

Semester Schedule

  • Gavilan operates on a semester system.
  • Fall and Spring Semester systems are 15 weeks long.
  • 6-8 week condensed sessions are offered over Winter and Summer.

Enrollment Steps

Completion Time

  • Duration of time depends on the Certificate and necessary number of units.
  • Programs can range from 1 semester to 7 semesters, depending on academic status of individual student.
  • Fall semester starts in September.
  • Winter session starts in January.
  • Spring semester begins in February.
  • Summer session begins in June.

On Campus Supports

  • CalWORKs
  • DRC/DESP
  • EOPS/CARE
  • PUENTE
  • Financial Aid
  • FYSI
  • Health Services
  • MESA
  • Trio/SSS
  • Tutoring and Counseling Services
  • Child Care
  • GEARS

Examples of on campus clubs:

  • Drama Club (TADA)
  • Supporting Academic Success for Immigrant Students ( SASIS)

Transportation

  • The VTA Bus stop is less than a mile away from the Gavilan Campus.
  • Students can find out more on VTA transportation to Gavilan College through the Directions to Gavilan College page.
  • Bus stop locations on campus: View Map

*Gavilan College also offers a wide variety of Associate Degree programs. Check out their website for more information.

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Mission College

Mission College

Tuition & Fees

  • Financial Aid is available to help pay for any or all Education Costs.
  • $31 per unit
  • Full- time students taking 12 units your cost per quarter is $372.
  • Part -time students taking 6 units your cost per quarter is $186.
  • Books range from $10-$300.
  • Parking permits are $90 for the whole year.

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid is available for all students.
  • BOG Fee Waiver is available at most Community Colleges
  • Students can receive either free money or loans.
  • Examples of free money are either Grants or Scholarships. These never have to be paid back.
  • Loans, students do have to eventually pay back, however there are deferments and payment plans available.

Semester Schedule

  • Mission College operates on a semester system.
  • Fall and Spring Semester systems are 15 weeks long.
  • 6-8 week condensed sessions are offered over Winter and Summer.

Enrollment Steps

Completion Time

  • The duration of time to complete the certificate programs can vary depending on the units required each quarter.
  • They can vary from 18-27+ units. The units vary depending on academic status of individual student.
  • Fall semester starts in September.
  • Winter session starts in January.
  • Spring semester begins in February.
  • Summer session begins in June.

On Campus Supports

  • EOPS/CARE
  • DSP&S
  • FYSI
  • MESA
  • Puente
  • SUCCESS
  • Tutoring and Counseling Services
  • Health Services
  • CalWorks
  • Child Care
  • Financial Aid
  • CalWORKs

Examples of on campus clubs:

  • Dance Club
  • Puente Club
  • Spectrum Club
  • Umoja Community Club

Transportation

  • VTA ECO Pass provides Mission College students with unlimited rides on the Santa Clara VTA public transportation system.
  • Depending on whether a student is part-time or full-time, the ECO Pass ranges from $4.50-$9.00 per semester.
  • Students can access their VTA Buss Pass through the Mission College transportation page.
  • Bus stop locations on campus: View Map

*Mission College also offers a wide variety of Associate Degree programs. Check out their website for more information.

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San Jose City College

San Jose City College

Tuition & Fees

  • Financial Aid is available to help pay for any or all Education Costs.
  • $46 per unit
  • Full-time students taking 12 units your total cost per semester is $552.00
  • Part-time students taking 6 units your total cost per semester is $276.00
  • Books range from $10-$300.
  • Parking permits are $50 per semester.

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid is available for all students.
  • BOG Fee Waiver is available at most Community Colleges
  • Students can receive either free money or loans.
  • Examples of free money are either Grants or Scholarships. These never have to be paid back.
  • Loans, students do have to eventually pay back, however there are deferments and payment plans available.

Semester Schedule

  • San Jose City operates on a semester system.
  • Fall and Spring Semester systems are 15 weeks long.
  • 6-8 week condensed sessions are offered over Winter and Summer.

Enrollment Steps

Completion Time

  • Duration of time depends on the Certificate and necessary number of units.
  • Programs can range from 1 semester to 7 semesters, depending on academic status of individual student.
  • Fall semester starts in September.
  • Winter session starts in January.
  • Spring semester begins in February.
  • Summer session begins in June.

On Campus Supports

  • CalWORKs
  • DSP&S
  • EOPS/CARE
  • FYSI
  • Puente
  • Tutoring and Counseling services
  • Umoja
  • Financial Aid
  • Health Services
  • Guardian Scholars
  • Metas
  • CARR Program
  • ALMASS
  • CARE and Veterans

Examples of on campus clubs:

  • Media Club
  • Peer Tutor Organization

Transportation

  • VTA ECO Pass provides San Jose City College students with unlimited rides on the Santa Clara VTA public transportation system.
  • Depending on whether a student is part-time or full-time, the ECO Pass ranges from $4.50-$9.00. per semester.
  • Students can access their VTA Buss Pass through the SJCC
    transportation page.
  • Bus stop locations on campus: View Map

*San Jose City College also offers a wide variety of Associate Degree programs. Check out their website for more information.

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West Valley College

West Valley College

Tuition & Fees

  • Financial Aid is available to help pay for any or all Education Costs.
  • $46 per unit
  • Full-time students taking 12 units your total cost per semester is $552.00
  • Part-time students taking 6 units your total cost per semester is $276.00
  • Books range from $10-$300.
  • Parking permits are $50 per semester.

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid is available for all students.
  • BOG Fee Waiver is available at most Community Colleges
  • Students can receive either free money or loans.
  • Examples of free money are either Grants or Scholarships. These never have to be paid back.
  • Loans, students do have to eventually pay back, however there are deferments and payment plans available.

Semester Schedule

  • West Valley operates on a semester system.
  • Fall and Spring Semester systems are 15 weeks long.
  • 6-8 week condensed sessions are offered over Winter and Summer.

Enrollment Steps

Completion Time

  • Duration of time depends on the Certificate and necessary number of units.
  • Programs can range from 1 semester to 7 semesters, depending on academic status of individual student.
  • Fall semester starts in September.
  • Winter session starts in January.
  • Spring semester begins in February.
  • Summer session begins in June.

On Campus Supports

  • EOPS/CARE
  • DESP/DRC
  • Puente
  • SUCCESS
  • Tutoring and Counseling Services
  • Trio/SSS
  • FYSI
  • Health Services
  • CalWORKs
  • Child Care
  • Financial Aid

Examples of on campus clubs:

  • Pride Club
  • The Robotics Club
  • Art Club
  • Roller Hockey Team Club

Transportation

  • The VTA Bus stop is less than a mile away from the West Valley Campus.
  • Students can view the VTA schedule to West Valley through the West Valley
    transportation page.
  • Bus stop locations on campus: View Map

*West Valley College also offers a wide variety of Associate Degree programs. Check out their website for more information.

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