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ESL Preparation for Freshman Composition, Certificate of Competency

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_NCI_PFC
Control Number: 40394


This tuition-free noncredit certificate consists of three 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 and transfer or complete an associate degree.  Students in the course College and Career Preparation 1 will be introduced to college life and personal development, the higher educational systems, important college terminology, and expectations. It will support incoming students in their transition into college, which is necessary for student success. In Writing Paragraphs to Essays, students will build their paragraph writing skills while transitioning into writing academic essays. When students take ESL Support for Freshman Composition, they will be concurrently enrolled in ENGL C100 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

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

  1. Apply academic reading and writing skills and college support resources needed 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 Units
Required Courses
Students will complete all of the following:
Semester 1
ENGL C099NWriting Paragraphs to Essays54
COUN C090NCollege and Career Preparation 127
Semester 2
ESL C095NESL Support for Freshman Composition36
Total Hours117