60% of our students - and 55% of staff - are people of color.

85% of NOCE students are age 25 and older.

96% of NOCE learners pay no tuition.

Centers in Anaheim, Cypress, and Fullerton, plus more than 75 community loctions plus online

"I was the first student to arrive on campus, I spent time in the Learning Center after class, and I finished at the top of my Academic Success Program class at the NOCE Cypress Center!"

Samar Abbasher
ESL Program Graduate

"I am a disability support services student, but I also had goals to work in childcare. I was accepted into the College to Career Program and worked hard to earn an Early Childhood Education Certificate at NOCE." 

Caroline Llaban
CTE & DSS Program Graduate – Early Childhood Education Certificate

North Orange Continuing Education's programs, certificates, and services are designed for our diverse family of students.  We have been serving our community since 1973. You have goals: our warm and supportive team can help you find your path to achieve them.

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We Have a Program for You

Want to earn more money? Get a better job. Go to college. Finish your GED or high school diploma for free at NOCE when it’s convenient for you. 


Pick a CTE program that fits you! Learn job skills and training in the classroom to prepare for a career opportunity in computers, the medical field or more.


Stay vibrant and learn new skills while you meet new friends in class. Improve your mental & physical well-being, or simply learn a new hobby.

Bond with your child in this awesome opportunity. You two will participate in activities to stimulate social, physical, emotional, & intellectual growth.

Take free classes to learn English - get a better job, transition to college, or be active in your community. Great if you want to become a U.S. citizen.

Assistant Programs

Earn a Google IT Support certificate or learn the latest in programming - iOS/Apple Swift. The tuition-free class will be held online and in-person.


Join Disability Support Services to achieve your educational and personal goals. Programs & services are for students with verified disabilities. 

Diversity & Inclusion Are at the Heart of What We Do.

We offer options for every stage of life and nearly any goal: building job skills, living independently, developing new interests, and more - NOCE can help you find your way.

What You Can Expect at NOCE

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