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English for Citizenship, Certificate of Competency

Banner code: 2_NCI_CTZN
Control number: 38767
Financial aid: Not eligible

This program is designed to help prepare non-native speakers of English to successfully complete the U.S. citizenship process. Preparation includes reinforcing key points of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) civics study questions by reviewing basic U.S history, government, and constitution. In addition, students will develop communicative English skills through the practice of interactions and interview techniques to understand and complete the final USCIS interview.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognize the requirements and application process for U.S. naturalization.
  2. Identify major events in U.S. history and significant attributes of the U.S. government, constitution, geography, and culture as it relates to the citizenship process.
  3. Employ conversation strategies to improve communication.

Certificate of Competency Requirements

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 Units
Required Courses
ELL G027NReading and Writing for Citizenship54
ELL G028NListening and Speaking for Citizenship54
Total Hours108