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English as a Second Language Preparation for Careers, Certificate of Completion

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_NCQ_ESLPRP
Control Number: 36288


This is a three-level certificate program in English as a Second Language, including basic English reading, writing, speaking, and listening, to prepare students for the language demands of entry-level career training and entry-level employment. After completing this certificate, students may go on to high-intermediate ESL classes leading to academic as well as career training programs.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the main idea and supporting details of a level-appropriate reading selection.
  2. Write a grammatically-correct sentence identifying the main idea of a level-appropriate listening text.
  3. Respond to a question by writing a short, appropriate paragraph, using correct grammar and punctuation.

This award confirms that a student has completed a noncredit program that prepares students to progress in a career path or to take degree-applicable courses.

Students will complete all of the following:   

Course Title Units
Semester 1
Required Courses
ESL C011NSentence Structure 136-144
ESL C012NReading and Writing 136-144
ESL C013NListening and Conversation 136-180
Semester 2
Required Courses
ESL C022NReading, Writing, and Grammar 1B144
ESL C023NSpeaking and Listening 1B72
Semester 3
Required Courses
ESL C032NReading, Writing, and Grammar 2A144
ESL C033N Speaking and Listening 2A72
Total Hours540-900