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English Language Support for U.S. Citizenship, Certificate of Competency

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_NCJ_ELUS
Control Number: 38178

This program is designed for English Language Learners working towards obtaining U.S. citizenship through naturalization. The courses focus on developing students' language skills and understanding of American history, laws and government to help them become more engaged U.S. citizens.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate basic reading and writing ability.
  2. Students will show increased ability to apply English pronunciation rules, active listening techniques and knowledge of non-verbal cues in one-one-one conversations.
  3. Students will demonstrate basic understanding of U.S. history, government, and geography.
  4. Students will be able to explain and apply the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens to real-life situations.

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
ELL A020NEnglish Language Learning for U.S. Citizenship 136
ELL A021NEnglish Language Learning for U.S. Citizenship 236
English Language Learning: Beginning A
Select one course:90
English Language Learning: Beginning B
English Language Learning: Intermediate A
English Language Learning: Intermediate B
Total Hours162