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English Language Learning for Transition to Academics, Certificate of Competency

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_NCI_ELLA
Control Number: 36920

This program is designed for adult English language learners seeking to transition to college-level credit course work. The Listening/ Speaking course and the Reading/ Writing course may be taken in either order.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the English proficiency in listening and speaking needed to participate in college-level activities.
  2. Students will demonstrate the English proficiency in reading and writing needed to succeed in college-level credit courses. 
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of postsecondary educational system in the U.S.

Certificate of Competency

A certificate in a recognized career field articulated with degree-applicable coursework, completion of an associate degree, or transfer to a baccalaureate institution.

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Course Title Units
Required Courses
ELL A058NAdvanced Listening & Speaking: Transition to Academics36
ELL A059NAdvanced Reading & Writing: Transition to Academics36
Select one course:
Advanced Grammar Review 1
Speaking about Non-Fiction--Intermediate
Speaking about Fiction-Intermediate
English Language Learning Advanced
Advanced Grammar Review 2
Total Hours108-162