Opportunity Grants for CCBC Non-Credit Courses

There is limited grant funding for certain non-credit training courses. Find out if you are eligible for one of these awards.

Opportunity grant guidelines

Opportunity grants are need-based awards given to non-credit students who demonstrate financial need. Recipients can use the awards for tuition and fees of selected courses after all other non-loan-based financial aid resources have been exhausted.

Students are eligible for only one grant per fiscal year (i.e., July 1 through June 30).

To apply for funding, students must complete an application form. To request an application, please contact the continuing education information center at 443.840.4700. Listed below are the continuing education (professional development, life enrichment, job training) programs eligible for opportunity grants. This course list is subject to change. 

Opportunity grant eligible courses


  • Administrative Assistant
  • Hospitality*
    • Casino Dealer Training
    • Travel Agent Training
    • Event Management and Design
    • ManageFirst Professional Hotel
    • Front Desk/Guest Service Agent
  • Human Resources Series
  • Mobile Marketing Certificate
  • Non-Profit Organization Manager
  • Project Management Series
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Supervisory Development
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • CPSM Exam Preparation


  • A+ Certification
  • Advanced Network Protocols
  • CISCO (CCNA) Certification Series
  • Computer Application Series
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Health IT Certificate
  • Introduction to Firewalls
  • Introduction to Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems
  • Network Forensics
  • Network+ Technician Certification Series
  • Ready to Work Series
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Certification
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Certification Series
  • VMware Virtualization & Cloud Computing Certification
  • Windows 7 Professional Certification
  • Windows Server Active Directory Configuration Certification
  • Windows Server Certification
  • Windows Server Network Infrastructure Certification

Health and Human services

  • Central Service Technician
  • Child Care (99 hour Course)
  • Child Care (After-School Series)
  • Child Care (Infants and Toddlers)
  • Community Health Care Worker
  • Dental Assisting
  • EKG Technician
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Medical Assisting Series
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Office Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Front Office
  • Nursing Assistant (CAN)
  • Ophthalmic Medical Assistant*
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Sleep Technology*
  • Professional Activities Director
  • Surgical Technology
  • Unit Clerk
  • Veterinary Assistant

Technical training

  • Apartment Building Maintenance
  • Basic Carpentry
  • Basic Plumbing
  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Electricity for Maintenance Technicians
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Construction Apprenticeship*
  • Diesel Mechanics 
  • Freight Breaker/Forwarder
  • Logistics Coordinator/Clerk
  • Logistics Manager/Leader
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Supervisor
  • Logistics/Warehouse Distribution Associate 
  • Machine Tool Short-term Training*
  • Home Inspector Pre-License
  • Welding*


  • Childcare 90 hour certificate
  • Clerical & Office Skills
  • Cooking and Nutrition
  • Community Living Skills
  • Effective Communication/Listening Skills 
  • Food Service
  • Life Skills Literacy
  • Professional Animal Workers Certification (PAWS) *
  • Security Guard
  • Warehouse Tech & Forklift Series*


  • Captain’s Licensing-U.S. Coast Guard
  • ESOL (several eligible courses)
  • Yoga Instructor Certification

*Courses listed with an asterisk could be eligible for a higher award.