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Language Preparation for U.S. Citizenship, Certificate of Competency

Banner Code: 3_NCH_CTZN

Control Number: 38555

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This noncredit program is for non-native English speakers to prepare for the USCIS naturalization process with emphasis on developing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills necessary for successful completion of the USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test. Students will gain basic knowledge of U.S. geography, government, and history.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of U.S. geography, government, and history.
  2. Provide grammatically correct and appropriate responses to USCIS Naturalization Interview Test questions.
  3. Respond correctly and appropriately to spoken commands in English.

This award confirms that a student enrolled in a noncredit program has demonstrated achievement in a set of competencies that prepares students to progress in a career path or to undertake degree-applicable and non-degree applicable credit courses.

Course Title Hours
Required Core
Complete the following:
Semester 1
ESL C028NEnglish as a Second Language for Citizenship 1 Students who place at ESL level 2A or above through multiple measures are exempt from this course.36-72
Semester 2
ESL C038NEnglish as a Second Language for Citizenship 236-72
Total Hours72-144