2018 Career and Noncredit Education Institute

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:00pm

Event Date: May 3-5, 2018

Event Location: The Westin South Coast Plaza 686 Anton Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

The 2018 Career and Noncredit Education Institute will be held May 3-5, 2018. 

With the creation of the Strong Workforce Program, there has been increased focus on career education and noncredit education. Furthermore, the rollout of the first Integrated Plan for SSSP (credit and noncredit), Basic Skills, and Student Equity has served to encourage collaboration across our colleges and a bridging of programs to better serve all of the students in our community college system. The ASCCC Career and Noncredit Education Institute is the first ASCCC event to bring faculty together from these areas to collaborate on a statewide level on how best to integrate the services, practices and instruction of these areas. Presentations will cover topics in areas such as career education, noncredit education, counseling and student services, Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG), and apprenticeship. Colleges are encouraged to send teams of practitioners and leaders to include career education faculty, noncredit faculty, counselors, senate presidents, and faculty and administrative leaders involved in career education, noncredit education, and AEBG.



Early Registration: $100

Late Registration: $150 - Starting April 21, 2018

Eventbrite can take payment by check or credit card.  If you are choosing the check payment option, please select other payment options on the form at the bottom right.

Attendees are responsible for securing their own hotel rooms.  Please see the Hotel tab below for reservation information.




Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your registration is transferable, please contact the Senate Office in writing at events [at] asccc.org (events [at] asccc.org.)

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Payment is required prior to entering an Academic Senate event.

  • Please remember that the last day to cancel your registration without penalty is always posted at the bottom of each event's webpage, and is listed in each confirmation email. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to events [at] asccc.org on or before the posted date. Registration will not be canceled due to non-payment. All cancellations made after the posted cancellation date will be assessed a $175 cancellation fee.

  • Full Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the posted cancellation deadline.

  • Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event will be billed the full registration amount for the conference.

  • No shows, unclaimed "TBA" attendees, and cancellations made after the deadline will be billed to you and/or your college for the total cost of registration and room if applicable to the event. As attendees are permitted to register without funds, we have no way of determining cancellation unless specifically told, in writing.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure payment of the registration fee. Submission of your registration signifies agreement with this policy.

  • Unpaid balances owed to the Academic Senate must be paid off before an attendee can register for a future event.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No, All attendee registrations must match the ticket.  If you would like to transfer your registration, you must cancel the first one, then register the second attendee online.  If a payment transfer needs to be made because payment was made by check, you must contact the Senate Office directly with a written notification at 

Hotel & Travel


The 2018 Career and Noncredit Education Institute  will be taking place at The Westin South Coast Plaza: 686 Anton Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Rooms are limited and will sell out.  Please make your hotel reservation early.

Room Rates: $159 - Single; $159 - Double; $159 - Triple; $179 - Quad; $199. Included: Free guest room internet and discounted self-parking at $7 per car.

You can make hotel reservations online by utilizing the website link.  The reservation website has been set up for making hotel reservations.  Please use the following link to make your reservations: ASCCC Career and Noncredit Education Institute Reservations Link

If the online reservation system says that there are not rooms available, it simply means that we don't have the availability within our group block.  However, the hotel should still have availability outside of the room block. Please phone the reservation number below to make your reservations.

You can also make reservations by phone:  Please call 1-800-937-8461 to make a reservation over the phone and mention event name: ASCCC Career and Noncredit Education Institute May 2018.    

Airport Shuttle Information:  The Westin offers complimentary airport transportation via their hotel shuttle.  Please see map and instructions posted below.

Please contact Tonya Davis - Academic Senate Office Manager at events [at] asccc.org or 916-445-4753x106 with any questions or concerns. 


Preliminary Program subject to change:

Thursday, May 3

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.    Registration

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.       Lunch/General Session 1

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.         Breakout Session 1

  • Regional Consortia
  • Noncredit Grades, Indicators, Transcripts
  • Intrusive Counseling/Dept Embedded/Class Embedded
  • Adult Education and AEBG Basics (update, accountability)
  • Strong Workforce Program: Credit and Noncredit
  • Moving from Noncredit to Credit: Preparing Students for Credit Programs
  • Contextualized Noncredit Curriculum for CTE

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.  Coffee Break

3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.       Breakout Session 2

  • Advisory Committees: Innovative Practices
  • The Basics of Noncredit
  • Counseling for Noncredit and Noncredit SSSP
  • AB 705 and You: Your Program and Your Students – AEBG and Acceleration
  • Guided Pathways
  • LAOC Noncredit Strong Workforce Project
  • Mirrored Classes

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.      Poster Session and Social Hour

Friday, May 4

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.         Registration/Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.       Breakout Session 3

  • Cooperative Work Experience/Internships(Repeat)
  • Laying the Groundwork: Noncredit Courses as Prerequisites and Corequisites to Credit
  • Counseling for CTE
  • Working with Adult Schools
  • Basics of Apprenticeship
  • Noncredit and AB705, ESL and Basic Skills (Repeated on Saturday)
    AB 705 and You: Your Program and Your Students – Noncredit, ESL, and Basic Skills
  • Contextualized Noncredit Curriculum for CTE

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.     Breakout Session 4

  • Engaging Employers for Program Mapping
  • So What DOES Title 5 Say?: Legislation and Regulation for Noncredit
  • Career Counseling
  • Integrated Immigrant Education
  • Inmate Education
  • Faculty Leadership
  • Competency Based Education (Repeat)

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.       Lunch/General Session 2
“Hearts, Brains, and Growing Pains: Creating Sustainable Change in Turbulent Times”
(Collective Impact)

2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.   Coffee Break

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.        Breakout Session 5

  • Developing Statewide Model Curriculum in Career Education
  • Blurred Lines: Curriculum Processes for Noncredit
  • Counseling and SS for Guided Pathways
  • Competency Based Education (Repeat)
  • Understanding Accreditation: ACCJC, WASC Schools, Programmatic, National
  • Noncredit to Credit Articulation
  • I’m a Liaison --Now What?

3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.        Breakout Session 6

  • Sector Navigators and Deputy Sector Navigators
  • From Zero to Noncredit: Starting Noncredit at Your College
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Cooperative Work Experience/Internships(Repeat)
  • To Be or Not to Be...Noncredit? That is the Question.
  • Acceleration (specific to AEBG)

Saturday, May 5

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.         Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.       General Session 3

10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.     Breakout Session 7

  • CTE Minimum Qualifications and Equivalency Basics
  • AB 705 and You: Your Program and Your Students – Noncredit, ESL, and Basic Skills
  • Workforce Development
  • Wait...Where Does That Go Again? The Curriculum Development and Approval Process
  • Curriculum Process for CTE
  • Crosswalk for CB21 and EFLs (CDE Levels/Standards) – consortia curriculum alignment

11:30 a.m.              Institute Closes