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


  • Bookkeeping - Entry Level
  • Human Resources Certificate
  • Mobile Marketing Certificate
  • Non- Profit Organization Manager
  • PayTrain Series (Fundamentals and Mastery)
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • First-Line Supervisor
  • Supply Chain Manager


  • A+ Certification
  • Advanced Network Protocols
  • App Development with Swift
  • CISCO (CCNA) Certification Series
  • Digital Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Health IT Certificate
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Introduction to Firewalls
  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Introduction to Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems
  • Linux Fundamentals
  • Linus -Unix Shell Scripting
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Mobile App Developer Certification
  • Network+ Technician Certification
  • Ready to Work Series
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • VMware Virtualization & Cloud Computing Certification
  • Windows Certification

Health and Human services

  • Central Service Technician
  • Child Care Provider
    • 99 hour Course
    • After-School Series
    • Infants and Toddlers
  • Community Health Care Worker
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Front Office
  • Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Polysomnographic Sleep Technology*
  • Surgical Technology
  • Health Unit Clerk
  • Veterinary Assistant


  • Casino Poker Dealer
  • Event Management and Design
  • Hotel Front Desk/ Guest Service Agent*
  • Food Service Manager*
  • Food Works – Basic Culinary Training
  • Professional Bartending & Mixology
  • Travel Agent Training

Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

  • Commercial Driver’s License Training*
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Logistics Associate
  • Logistics Coordinator/ Logistics Clerk
  • Logistics/ Supply Chain Supervisor

Technical training

  • Basic Carpentry
  • Basic Plumbing
  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Electricity for Maintenance Technicians
  • Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT)
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Construction Pre-Apprenticeship*
  • CNC Machine Tool Short Term Training
  • Design and Technology Basic 
  • Flooring Installation & Repair Technician
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technician
  • Home Inspector Pre-License
  • Welding*

Center for Alternative and Supportive Education (CASE/Single Step)

  • Academic and General Studies
  • Apartment Maintenance Assistant
  • Child Care 90-Hour Provider
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Clerical & Office Skills
  • Construction Trades Assistant 
  • Infant and Toddler Certification 
  • Professional Animal Workers (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.