Equitably Serving Learners in Non-Credit: Lessons from the Non-Credit and Credit Alignment Lab

Non-Credit and Credit Alignment Lab

January 17, 2024

In 2021, Education Strategy Group (ESG) and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) launched the Non-Credit and Credit Alignment Lab (NCAL), a two-year initiative to support 20 community colleges and four community college systems in developing new or improved pathways between non-credit and credit programs. Participating community college leaders have been working to eliminate the silos that too often exist across non-credit and credit divisions.

ESG and ACCT are pleased to present a webinar on January 17th, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. ET to share best practices on more equitably serving learners enrolled in non-credit programs. Leaders and students from San Diego Community College District, North Shore Community College and San Jacinto College will share their perspectives on non-credit and credit alignment and why institutional leaders must prioritize treating learners enrolled in non-credit equitably to their degree-seeking counterparts. Relying on student voice, this webinar will overview strategies to ensure postsecondary institutions more effectively and equitably serve learners enrolled in non-credit.

Webinar Details

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
The webinar is available to watch on-demand below with the accompanying resources.

In partnership with:


Funding made possible by:

ECMC Foundation

Watch On-Demand

Additional Resources from the Webinar

As non-credit programs grow in popularity, what can non-credit to credit students teach us about opportunities to build more seamless pathways to increase credential attainment? Below are the stories of six students, as well as video profiles of their three respective colleges to help the field understand what it takes to serve this unique population of students and ensure they are able to access the high-paying, in-demand jobs that will help them, and their families, thrive.

Non-Credit and Credit Alignment | San Diego College of Continuing Education

Non-Credit and Credit Alignment | San Jacinto College

Non-Credit and Credit Alignment | North Shore Community College

A Student Story | Alexis Primo-Hawkins

A Student Story | Amy West

A Student Story | Flora Hamamura

A Student Story | Kelly Grimmer

A Student Story | Kilma Rower Fontes

A Student Story | Lizbeth Criollo