2021 Career Noncredit Education Institute - Virtual Event

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 5:00pm

WHEN: April 30 - May 1, 2021 ***Dates Subject to Change***

WHERE: Pathable Virtual Event Platform

Registration Deadline: April 24, 2021  

ASCCC Career and Technical Education Leadership (CTELC) and Noncredit Committees are pleased to announce the 2021 Career and Noncredit Education Institute (CNEI) designed for all faculty, liaisons, academic senates, student services professionals, administrators, and system partners. The California Community College system is undergoing a period of transformation with significant attention focused on student success, equity and anti-racism. Where do Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Noncredit fit into this complexity? How are Career and Technical Education and Noncredit responding? 

This year’s institute focuses on all aspects of career and noncredit instruction and student services with an emphasis on equity and anti-racism education.  The institute will explore guided pathways implementation and integration to transfer and careers; culturally responsive student services, student support and curriculum; and equity driven systems including faculty diversification and faculty mentoring. 





Registration: Please only submit one ticket type!

We will be taking credit card only payments for this event. If you need to make alternative arrangements, please email events [at] asccc.org.

Registration Fee: $50

Presenter Registration: Complimentary

** All Presenters are required to register. **

Online Registration will end April 24th, 2021.  Please contact events [at] asccc.org for registration after that date.

 This event will utilize automated closed captioning. If you would like to request a live human closed captioner for any of our offerings, please contact us at communications [at] asccc.org at least 10 business days in advance.


What is the cancellation/refund policy?

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

  • Please remember that the last day (April 2, 2021) to cancel your registration without penalty is always posted on 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. 

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

  • Cancellations made less than 7 business working days prior (April 24, 2021) 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 events [at] asccc.org


For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Edie Martinelli at events [at] asccc.org. Three weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.



Your registration submission for the event signifies your agreement to the following:

Participant/Attendee shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, its officers, directors, partners, agents, and employees, from and against any and all demands, claims, damages to persons or property, losses and liabilities, including reasonable attorney’s fees arising out of or caused by participant or attendee’s willful misconduct or negligence in connection with the provision of services or the use of the Hotel facilities, except to the extent and percentage attributable to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges or its agents’, subcontractors’, representatives’, employees’ or attendees’ willful misconduct or negligence.

Photo Release Information
By participating in the event, you agree to grant permission to the rights of your image, likeness and sound of your voice as recorded on audio or video tape without payment or any other consideration. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse educational settings within an unrestricted geographic area.

Photographic, audio or video recordings may be used for the following purposes:

conference presentations
educational presentations or courses
informational presentations or workshops
on-line educational courses, presentations, or workshops
educational videos
social media


To view our full program, please download it in PDF or read the online version.

Friday, April 30

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pre-Institute Session: How to Hire the Best Qualified Industry Experts for Your Classrooms

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. General Session: Welcome- Empowerment, Leadership, and Voice
President's Address
Student Panel

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakout Session I

  1. Noncredit Instruction/Adult Education Basics
  2. Professional Development in Noncredit and CTE Programs
  3. Career & Technical Education (CTE) 101
  4. Supporting Students of Color in Non-Credit and CTE

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Breakout session 2

  1. Clarifying Career Education Transfer Pathways
  2. Innovation and Leadership: Theory to Practice for Adult Educators
  3. Noncredit 101: A Crash Course in Noncredit Curriculum Development
  4. Effective Practices for Regional CTE Advisory Committees

4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Break

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Breakout Session 3

  1. Developing Online Career Programs: A Guided Pathways Perspective
  2. Using Noncredit Education to Support Students in English and Mathematics Pathways
  3. State Directors: Supporting Adult Education, Noncredit, and CTE
  4. Community College Noncredit Funding: Tracking Student Attendance in Noncredit

Saturday, May 1

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Breakout Session 4

  1. Accreditation Basics for Adult Education, Noncredit, and CTE
  2. Who do we teach, what do we teach, how do we teach?
  3. Effective Leadership Strategies for Adult Education, Noncredit and
  4. Developing Equitable and Welcoming Online Noncredit Programs
  5. Making Noncredit and CTE Free and Open - Ensuring Equitable Access to the Resources Needed for Success

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. General Session: Credit for Prior Learning as an Equity Lever: Faculty Perspectives on Awarding Credit Using Model Processes

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Breakout Session 5

  1. Work Based Learning in California Community Colleges
  2. Effectively Using the CTE Minimum Qualifications Toolkit to Enhance the Diversification of Faculty
  3. The Role of Part-time faculty and Sustaining Their Engagement
  4. Culturally Responsive Noncredit and CTE Student Services and Support

1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 6

  1. Putting Data in the Driver’s Seat
  2. Competency Based Education
  3. Curriculum Development for Noncredit and CTE through an Equity
  4. The Role of Counseling Faculty in Noncredit and CTE for Student Success

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closing Session
Networking and Reflection