Non-Credit Certificates Information

Non-credit ESL Certificates: An Overview

Certificate

Courses

Foundations of Literacy Skills

Term Effective: Fall 2012

You must complete and pass (P):

ESL 712 and ESL 713       

 

And complete and pass one of the following:

ESL 701 - Development of Literacy Skills for Native Spanish Speakers

ESL 713CP 

ESL 713RW

Program SLO’s -- Upon obtaining this certificate students will be able to:

  1. Read everyday signs and warnings.
  2. Communicate basic personal information and follow simple directions.
  3. Write very basic information and fill out simple forms.

 

Basic Interpersonal Communications

Term Effective: Fall 2012

You must complete and pass (P):

ESL 714 and ESL 715

And complete and pass one of the following:

ESL 714CP

ESL 714RW

ESL 722 - Introduction to ESL Computer Basics

ESL 724 - Vocational ESL    

Program SLO’s -- Upon obtaining this certificate students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills needed to communicate at work and in the community.
  2. Read and interpret critical information in the workplace, at school and in various community settings.
  3. Fill out applications and write short notes about school, work and/or community-related issues, in writing and/or on the computer.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate cultural behavior in school and work-related settings in the United States including the ability to work collegially in multi-cultural settings.

 

Certificate 

Courses

Academic Preparedness and Career Development

Term Effective: Fall 2016

You must complete and pass (P):

ESL 716 and ESL 716RW

OR

ESL 781

OR

ESL 781A and ESL 781B        

And complete and pass one of the following:

ESL 716CP - Intermediate non-credit ESL Conversation/Pronunciation

ESL 722 - Introduction to ESL Computer Basics

ESL 732 - Beginning ESL Computer Basics

ESL 735 - Vocational ESL for Culinary Arts

ESL 753 - Practical ESL for Early Childhood Professionals

Program SLO’s -- Upon obtaining this certificate students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate listening, speaking and reading skills needed to clearly communicate and understand information and ideas in personal, academic and vocational settings.
  2. Write more extensive notes and short reports or compositions; and
  3. Successfully adapt to new cultural settings at work, school and the community and demonstrate cross-cultural skills in multi-cultural settings.
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills needed to transition to college.