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Credit, Continuing Education, Noncredit? What's the Difference?

College Credit

College credit courses apply toward college or university degrees and certificates. Credit courses provide students the options for transferring to another college or university or direct employment. Core curriculum courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public Texas college or university.

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Continuing Education/Noncredit

In addition to college credit classes, you can take courses to improve your personal or workforce skills. These Continuing Education (CE)/Noncredit courses do not offer college credit but may apply toward industry credentials or other workplace certificates.

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Special Programs

El Centro College offers a number of special programs, from adult literacy and GED training to dual credit programs for high school students.


Explore Career Options

Choosing a college major? Be sure to consider key factors like your monthly cost of living, the current job market and your interests.

 
 

Living Wage Calculator

Find out how much money you need to make to support your basic needs with the Living Wage Calculator.

The online tool will also help you find training for a career that meets your needs.

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Texas Genuine: Career and Technical Information

The Texas Genuine website is designed to help you find programs leading to a career that is right for you.

The website lists colleges in Texas that offer your chosen program.

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Career Services and Advisors

Our Career Center offers a variety of services, including job listings, career counseling, guidance programs, resume assisting and much more.

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Career Concourse

Career Concourse is an online tool that will help you explore the jobs that best suit you, find out which jobs are in demand in your area and browse job listings where you want to work.

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