Free Resources to Grow as a Parent

Parenting isn’t easy – but registering for an NOCE parenting class is! Take tuition-free parenting classes with your child or special parent-only classes to dive deeper into parenting skills.

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New Students

  • To apply to be an NOCE student, follow these steps:
    1. Apply for an NOCE Student ID
      1. First-time students can apply for a Student Identification (ID) number online.
      2. Applicants will receive an e-mail with registration instructions/information within two (2) business days of online submission.
      3. Click on the application to apply for a Student ID.

    Note: do not fill out this form if you have previously taken classes with North Orange Continuing Education, Cypress College, or Fullerton College. You already have a Student ID.

  • Register for Classes

    Refer to the NOCE Class Schedule for class details.

    1. Once you have your Student ID, you must register for your course in MyGateway.
      • Note:  To set your MyGateway password, click on the “Forgot password” button to set it.  You will need your student ID to complete the password selection process.
    2. To access myGateway, visit https://mg.nocccd.edu and use your Student ID and password to log in.
    3. Once you have logged in, register for your classes using WebStar in MyGateway. You must have your course(s) Course Registration Numbers (CRN) to register.
      • Note:  To find course CRNs, use the course schedule.  Parenting courses can be found in the searchable schedule under these subjects:  PARN
    4. Read through this page for step-by-step instructions on How to Register for Classes.
    5. After you’ve registered for:
      • Online course(s). Once registered, your Instructor will reach out to you regarding how to access your course.
      • In-person course(s). Adult students who attend courses in-person require additional steps to comply with NOCE’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  Please review the NOCE Vaccine Mandate webpage for details.
    6. For registration support, call 714.808.4679 or e-mail starhelp@noce.edu.
    7. For questions about the Parenting Program, call 714.808.4909 or e-mail parenting@noce.edu.

Returning Students

  • Welcome back! Follow these steps to register:

    For Parenting Program classes, view the class schedule and select the Parenting Program course(s); note the CRN number(s).

    1. Register for the courses in myGateway.
      • Note:  To set your MyGateway password, click on the “Forgot password” button to set it.  You will need your student ID to complete the password selection process.
    2. To access myGateway, visit https://mg.nocccd.edu and use your Student ID and password to log in.
    3. Once you have logged in, register for your classes using WebStar in MyGateway. You must have your course(s) Course Registration Numbers (CRN) to register.
      • Note:  To find course CRNs, use the course schedule.  Parenting courses can be found in the searchable schedule under these subjects:  PARN
    4. Read through this page for step-by-step instructions on How to Register for Classes.
    5. After you’ve registered for:
      • Online course(s). Once registered, your Instructor will reach out to you regarding how to access your course.
      • In-person course(s). Adult students who attend courses in-person require additional steps to comply with NOCE’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  Please review the NOCE Vaccine Mandate webpage for details.
    6. For registration support, call 714.808.4679 or e-mail starhelp@noce.edu.
    7. For questions about the Parenting Program, call 714.808.4909 or e-mail parenting@noce.edu.

Is the class you want full? Join the waitlist to get priority placement if a spot opens up. If you’re on the list, plan to show up for the first class session.

Need Help?

StarHelp can help you with filling out your NOCE application and accessing myGateway student portal.

  • The NOCE Career Skills and Resource Lab will help students with remote technical assistance. NOCE At Home services are here to support students virtually!
    • Help with how to access Zoom and Canvas.
    • Access to online readiness videos for students to get helpful tips to succeed in online classes.
  • Career Skills and Resource Lab phone: 714.808.4717
  • We are here to help! We want you to get enrolled and get started in your classes so you can meet your goals. Contact us with questions.
  • LEAP-Parenting Program phone: 714.808.4909
  • LEAP-Parenting Program e-mail: parenting@noce.edu

Important Details About Joyful Parenting and Developmental Movement Courses

Joyful Parenting and Developmental Movement are courses that are designed to be taken by an adult student together with a child.  Please note the following rules:

  1. The registered adult can be a parent, grandparent, stepparent, foster parent, child’s caregiver, or other guardian.
  2. The registered adult must accompany their child at Joyful Parenting or Developmental Movement class meetings (online and in- person courses). Children are not permitted to attend alone and cannot attend any other in-person NOCE courses.
  3. Up to two children can be registered per adult.
  4. The same individual adult is expected to attend each class meeting; the student in each course is the registered adult. 

Ready to Begin?