Hi all. Thank you for clicking on this video.
My name is Alexus Medina and I'm a Noncredit faculty member here at LACC. Today
I will be your guide on all things Noncredit. During this orientation
we will talk about what our program entails, a summary of the certificates we offer,
and what your new virtual learning world will look like. Let's get started.
Welcome to today's orientation will be learning about the program our
services we offer the certificates you can receive
and then you online education environment.
First let's take a look at the latest program updates. As of March 14th,
2020 the Los Angeles Community College District ordered all campuses to
move to online learning due to the coronavirus outbreak
since then the adult education program has moved to online education.
We look forward to the day that we can commence face-to-face learning.
However, until then we will be seeing you in the virtual world.
Our program offers valuable noncredit certificates
and over 50 courses in subjects like English
as a Second Language, Citizenship, High School Equivalency
Preparation ,Job Readiness, Healthcare Discovery, Hospitality
and many more.
Let's look at the basics of our program
All non-credit classes are free
and you can join it anytime. Text books and instructional material are provided to the student.
The classes are open to the general public meaning there's an open entry open exit policy.
So if a class you saw online already,
Guarded no worries. You can still join the class if maybe you have a
sickness during the middle of the semester
and can no longer attend.
That's okay too. You can leave the class with no penalty another basic about our program.
Is that everyone in the community can enroll in our classes ,adults ,college
students ,community members even high school students.
They'll just need to fill out a supplemental application in addition to enrolling
in these classes students can still enroll in credit classes
so you can be enrolled in credit and noncredit.
Take classes during the same semester
since the coronavirus outbreak student services have lived all online.
You can get help through multiple Avenues Zoom video conference phone Cranium cafe or email.
Let's take a look at this video and explore our website to see where you can access all these Services first.
You're going to want to go to lacitycollege.edu,
then click academics after that,
you'll click noncredit adult education. Here is the
Noncredit and Adult Education landing page we’ll scroll
down and as you can see we have our phone numbers that you can call available in different languages.
As our office hours. You can see we are available Monday through Friday.
In addition, here is the link where you can connect with one of our office staff
or CGCA through Zoom.
Here are some video tutorials on how to log onto canvas and zoom on your phone.
Another great page is a frequently asked questions for students here.
You can get any questions answered we have basic questions.
Like, how can I get a laptop? How can I contact the college etc.
and now we're back at the home page?
Step 1 LACC admissions application.
This is the first step to becoming a student here at the college.
You must apply online on our website after you apply.
It takes a couple days for your student ID to be created.
Once you receive your student ID, make sure to write that down.
It's a number that you will use to access all of our services as well as enroll in classes.
Step 2 orientation, once you have completed the online application and received your ID,
you'll be given a link to this video in this video.
You'll learn about our services program
and opportunities available at LACC
step 3 enroll and attend.
Finally, you can enroll and start attending classes in order to register for classes.
You will need to have your student ID and password through the sis system.
You will enroll in classes that suits your needs.
If you need help doing this, you can always call our office
or video conferences on zoo again because of the coronavirus all of our classes will remain online.
We look forward to the day that we can see your lovely faces in person.
But until then we'll be meeting you all virtually
our program offers a variety of services specifically
for the noncredit student.
We offer counseling enrollment assistance and academic advisement.
All these services can be accessed online via our noncredit.
website by phone video conference
or chat. Other service you can look into
as a student here are the Office of Special Services, CalWORKs ,Community Services, EOPS,Health and Wellness Center, Child Development Center, and the Library.
If you like to access these services, please feel free to speak to a staff member
We offer a plethora of certificates that will make you job ready to enter the
industry of your choosing. Our most popular include In Home Supportive Services ,Workforce Literacy, Hospitality, Customer Service Skills, English
as a Second Language ,Civics and much more.
Along with receiving certificates come grading.
We have three grading options available that you can possibly
Receive. A pass is satisfactory completion of a
course satisfactory progress is satisfactory progress towards completion of a course
and no past means did not complete the course satisfactory. In order to receive the certificates that I mentioned you do need to receive a passing grade along with other requirements
Although you do receive a grade classes, they are repeatable.
So, no matter the grade you receive you can repeat that course.
There is no limit to the amount of times you can take a
noncredit course. Attendance is very important.
Make sure you attend class everyday, complete your homework assignments,
and see your teachers course syllabus for more information about how they grade.
Due to covid-19 all classes will continue to be completely online.
What does that mean for you? This means instead of reading with your teacher in person.
You'll be learning via the Internet. Our program uses two main tools for online learning canvas
and zoom. Here is a photo of our students from the hospitality program in their Zoom class.
Even though you will not be able to meet with us in person,
you can work from any device. You can access canvas
and zoom from your iPad tablet desktop computer or laptop.
While you will not be learning in person we still need to uphold program conducts standards.
We're going to watch a video that explains
what type of student conduct is needed for online education.
Since online interaction is a significant part of our daily
routines knowing exactly how we communicate
during our online interactions can be the difference between being understood
or misunderstood. The set of rules that help us govern online interaction is referred to
Netiquette is to put it simply etiquette for the internet.
It includes guidelines and good practices
for online communication and emails discussion forums and chat rooms.
In other words, it means using good manners
when you communicate in your online courses
because most online communication is through type
content and the reader doesn't have the ability to see the
writers facial expressions, here their tone of voice,
or interpret body language this can lead to misinterpretation of the message
and may result in frustration anger and hurt feelings in your online courses.
You'll be required to communicate often with your
peers and the instructor and to avoid miscommunication,
you should follow the principles of netiquette in all your online communications.
What if you don't know how to login?
Where can you get technology help? Help can be received in a few different ways.
You can visit our LACC noncredit YouTube channel where we post different video tutorials
and how-to guides. Another way
you can get help with technology is by visiting our Facebook
and Instagram page. On Facebook and Instagram
we post videos on the same topics.
Another one we have is zoom.
If you feel more comfortable talking to a person face to face
while at least virtually, you can log onto our Zoom room. Here a person can help you on
a specific problem that you might have.
If you would like more information or have questions there are many ways
you can contact us. The first way is by telephone.
There are three phone numbers that you can call
for English and Spanish you may call this number
for Korean will be this number, Armenian and Russian will be this number.
If you would prefer speaking with someone over video conference on Zoom.
All you need to do is type in this name in the zoom
ID or you can copy and paste the link that is located on our website.
This is currently the link. If you would like right now is a great time to take a screenshot
so you can always have this information on your phone. In addition to telephone
and zoom you can always message us or stay informed on our social media platforms.
We have Instagram Facebook and YouTube.
We're always updating with different content
and announcements that you need to know in order to stay up to date with
everything going on in our program. To be contacted
as soon as possible,
please reach us during these office hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.
To 5 p.m. And Fridays from 9 a.m.
To 4 p.m.
Thank you and congratulations.
You have completed the noncredit orientation.
You have taken the first step in your educational journey.
We are excited to have you here and to see all the amazing things.
You will do welcome to the LACC family.