non·​cred·​it | \ ˌnän-ˈkre-dət How to pronounce noncredit (audio) \

Definition of noncredit

: not offering credit toward a degree noncredit courses

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Recent Examples on the Web The noncredit courses, beginning Sept. 13, will each be one evening and will explore cuisines from around the world., 8 Sep. 2021 Under Hetherington, Howard Community College has grown to serve more than 26,000 credit and noncredit students. Jacob Calvin Meyer,, 26 Mar. 2021 The college also offers noncredit courses at various campus locations in such areas as history and culture, foreign languages, arts and crafts, and retirement planning, as well as classes for school-age children., 24 Feb. 2021 With money from the local county government, Lone Star College, which serves Greater Houston, rolled out noncredit programs for in-demand jobs that students could complete in less than three months. Caroline Preston, Wired, 1 Feb. 2021 The college offers certificates, technical diplomas and associate degrees, in addition to a wide variety of noncredit workforce education programs., 18 Jan. 2021 WCTC's Small Business Center offers a variety of services, including noncredit courses, certificates and networking opportunities. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 Nov. 2020 The decades-old program serves more than 2,000 people, many in their 70s and 80s, with free, noncredit classes tailored to that age group. Taylor Kate Brown,, 10 Dec. 2019 CALIFORNIA -- Cal State plans to drop placement exams in math and English as well as noncredit remedial courses that more than 25,000 freshmen have been required to take each fall. --, 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of noncredit

1965, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2021

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“Noncredit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of noncredit

: not able to be counted as one of the courses that you must take to get a degree from a college or university : not taken for credit (sense 7b)


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