Commencement Ceremony

2020 NOCE Commencement Ceremony

NOCE Celebrates Graduates with Alternative Plans

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing order, NOCE will not be able to have an in-person Commencement Ceremony in June. To celebrate our students, NOCE will send a celebration kit to High School Diploma and Career Technical Education Program graduates and candidates (those in progress to graduate). The box will include various items for students to celebrate at home. The kit is intended to celebrate NOCE completers and encourage them to post celebratory photos on the NOCE social media pages using the hashtag #NOCEGrad2020. Graduates will also be invited to participate in the next commencement ceremony, tentatively scheduled for end of May 2021, pending large events are allowed per the State of California social distancing guidelines.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For additional information regarding NOCE’s alternative celebration plan, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document here.

REQUESTING A 2020 GRADUATION CELEBRATION BOX

Class of 2020 graduates and candidates are invited to signup to receive a special, one-time NOCE  2020 Graduation Celebration Box, which includes a 2020 tassel and other items to celebrate the occasion. Boxes are available while supplies last and by filling out the GRADUATE CELEBRATION BOX REQUEST FORM that was sent via e-mail to eligible graduates and candidates (those who are in progress to complete by the end of the 2020 Spring Term). This form will need to be filled out by Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Graduation Celebration Boxes will be mailed to the address provided in the request form by the end of June/beginning of July. For students that cannot provide a current address and indicated that they would like to pick up their NOCE Graduate Celebration Box, please provide a phone number on the Graduate Celebration Box Request Form; an NOCE staff member will then call you to make an arrangement for pick up. The Graduate Celebration Box will not be available for pick-up until early July.

ELIGIBILITY TO REQUEST A 2020 GRADUATION CELEBRATION BOX

  • Graduates and candidates (those students who are in progress to complete by the end of the 2020 Spring Term) who completed in 2019 Summer Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2020 Winter Term, and 2020 Spring Term
  • Graduates and candidates (those students who are in progress to complete by the end of 2020 Spring Term) who have completed a graduate check with a counselor
  • Graduates and candidates (those students who are in progress to complete by the end of 2020 Spring Term in the following eligible programs: High School Diploma Program, Administrative Assistant/Professional Certificate Program, Business Information Worker I, Early Childhood Education Certificate Program, Electrical Trainee/Technology Certificate Program, Funeral Service Assistant Certificate Program, Management Certificate Program, Medical Assistant Certificate Program (completion of both Front Office and Back Office), Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program, and Quality Assurance Management for Medical Devices Certificate Program.

If you need to confirm your graduation eligibility, please contact NOCE Student Records for assistance at 657-522-7254 or scorona@noce.edu.


SHARE YOUR PHOTOS WITH US: #NOCEGrad2020

We look forward to seeing your photos on NOCE’s social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter – direct links to our pages can be found on our website at www.noce.edu. Don’t forget to tag us at #NOCEGrad2020. Visit www.noce.edu/commencement at the end of June 2020 for some fun messages from your NOCE teachers and staff!

OPTIONAL: CAP & GOWN

Students who would like to celebrate their achievement at home can purchase a cap and gown as an option to take photos with items received in their 2020 Graduation Celebration Box. This purchase is the responsibility of the student and is completely optional. For those that wish to purchase a cap and gown, please click on the below link, depending if you are a high school diploma or career certificate program graduate. Once you order with your credit card or debit card, the cap and gown will be mailed directly to your home.

Order a cap, gown, and tassel online and have it delivered to your home for $31.35 plus tax (includes standard shipping).

Cap and Gown Information

Students who would like to celebrate their achievement at home can purchase a cap and gown as an option to take photos with items received in their 2020 Graduation Celebration Box. This purchase is the responsibility of the student and is completely optional. For those that wish to purchase a cap and gown, please click on the below link, depending if you are a high school diploma or career certificate program graduate. Once you order with your credit card or debit card, the cap and gown will be mailed directly to your home.

Order a cap, gown, and tassel online and have it delivered to your home for $31.35 plus tax (includes standard shipping). If you want to purchase a cap and gown for your own personal use to celebrate at home, you can order one through the link below. Gowns can be ordered from now through June 30, 2020; the portal will be closed after June 30, 2020 (8:59 p.m.) to ensure timely shipment of the cap and gown.

What if I Don’t Complete My Requirements by the Grad Check Deadline?

High School Diploma Program Students

  • For High School Diploma Program students, all program requirements MUST be completed by the Monday, June 8, 2019, 3 p.m. deadline in order to be considered a 2020 graduate and be eligible to receive a Graduation Celebration Box.
  • High School Diploma Program students completing AFTER June 8, 2020 can graduate any time during the next academic year and will be invited to participate in the next NOCE Commencement.

Career Technical Education Students

  • For Career Technical Education (CTE) Program students, all program requirements must be completed or in progress to be completed by the end of the 2020 Spring Term in order to be considered a 2020 graduate and be eligible to receive a Graduation Celebration Box. CTE students MUST complete the grad check by Monday, June 8, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Questions

Call the Commencement Ceremony Hotline at 714.808.4654.

Scheduling Grad Check Appointments:
Call the Counseling Office at 714.808.4682.