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ESL Preparation for College-Level English, Certificate of Competency

Banner Code: 3_NCH_ESLPTE

Control Number: 42635

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This tuition-free noncredit certificate consists of two noncredit classes and is designed for English language learners who are new to the higher education system in the United States and want to complete ENGL C100 – Freshman Composition and transfer or complete an associate degree. Students in ESL C085N – Pronunciation Skills - Intermediate to Advanced will refine their American English pronunciation of consonants, vowels, stress, pitch, and intonation. It will support incoming students in their transition into college, which is necessary for student success. When students take ESL C095N – ESL Support for Freshman Composition, they will be concurrently enrolled in ENGL C100 – Freshman Composition and receive support to develop their grammar and academic reading and writing skills through activities, reading assignments, and short writing assignments, focusing especially on issues facing English language learners. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

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

Apply academic reading, writing, and speaking skills for successful completion of assignments in ENGL C100.

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.

Course Title Hours
Required Core
Complete the following:
ESL C085NPronunciation Skills - Intermediate to Advanced36
ESL C095NESL Support for Freshman Composition36
Total Hours72