Noncredit courses that boost your knowledge and skills
Update your skills, discover new talents, and boost your career opportunities with a noncredit online course at Prince George's Community College (PGCC). Course offerings cover a wide range of subject areas, including business, creative arts, languages, writing, and technology.
Your computer is your classroom in the online courses at PGCC, and you gain flexibility and convenience. From wherever you have access to a computer with internet service and at any time of the day or night, you can find your course materials and complete assignments. You can also communicate with your instructor and classmates.
Invest in Yourself
Step 1: Select a Course
Step 2: Register and Pay
Make a note of the Category (for example, Child Care) and Course ID (for example, DCR-310) for each of the courses you are interested in. For information about when these courses are offered, view the Course Schedules
How to Determine Your Course Format
You can find the format of your course by checking the "Meeting Information" that is listed on Owl Link. Determine NC Course Format
- ed2go Noncredit Online Courses
- Blackboard Noncredit Online Courses
- Continuing Education Certificates
ed2go is an online classroom that can be accessed over the internet at any time of the day or night. You will be able to participate entirely from the comfort of your home or office at the times that are most convenient to you.
All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period in the end. The courses begin on a Wednesday in the middle of each month. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course: one on Wednesday and one on Friday. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Interactive quizzes, assignments, and online discussions supplement the lessons, and they are all done online. No textbook is required.
All courses require internet access, email, and a web browser --
Chrome and Firefox are preferred, then Microsoft Edge.
Prince George's Community College uses Blackboard (Bb) as the web-based program that serves as the College's online classroom. Blackboard offers a password-protected virtual classroom with email, course content, chat, calendar, a discussion board, and other course tools standard in an online course. The Blackboard online classroom can be accessed over the internet at any time of the day or night. You will be able to participate entirely from the comfort of your home or office at times that are most convenient to you.
These are all instructor-led courses. They are not self-paced. The entire class works together on the weekly lessons. The discussion board feature allows for interactions between students and the instructor.
The start dates and lengths of these courses vary from course to course. Although a lot of the coursework is located in the web classroom, a textbook purchase may be required for some courses.
All courses require internet access, email, and a browser -- Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome are recommended. You must also have a working Owl Link account at PGCC to access a Blackboard course.
Boost your career with an online non-credit certificate course. Prince George's Community College offers the following continuing education certificate courses that can be earned entirely online:
- Internet Webmaster Continuing Education Certificate
Find the classes you need to achieve your goals. You can search by course name, type, or keyword.
Online Class Schedule
View the online class schedules, which provide details about the course, the instructor, and the online format. You can filter easily by any category, or use our guide to search for available classes.