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English as a Second Language (ESL) Pathways

Literacy Level ESL
Certificate of Competency

(Courses to be completed - ESL NC 002, ESL NC 050 & ESLCVCS 033)

Beginning ESL
Certificate of Competency

(Courses to be completed - ESL NC 001 & ESL NC 002)

ESL – Civics
Certificate of Competency

(Courses to be completed - ESLCVCS 030, 031, 032)

Vocational ESL I
Certificate of Competency

(Courses to be completed - VOC ED 055, 078, 079)

Vocational ESL II
Certificate of Competency

(Courses to be completed - ESLCVCS 030, 031, 032, 033, ESL NC 001 & 002, VOC ED 079)


Literacy Level ESL

Certificate of Competency

Total Lecture Hours: 216
(State Code: 38723; TOP Code: 4930.87; Academic Plan: C038723)

The Literacy Level ESL certificate of competency develops the ability of non-English speaking students in basic literacy skills, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and conversational skills. The certificate prepares students for enhanced job opportunities, transition to academic studies and increased community participation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate basic literacy skills, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and conversational skills.
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of civic-related issues.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
ESL NC 050CE Beginning Conversation

 

54
ESL NC 002CE Beginning English as a Second Language II 54
ESLCVCS 033CE English Literacy and Civics 3 108

Beginning English as a Second Language

Certificate of Competency

Total Lecture Hours: 108
(State Code: 36668; TOP Code: 493087; Academic Plan: C036668E)

The Beginning English as a Second Language certificate of competency is designed to give fundamental reading, writing, listening, and speaking to limited-English speaking students, preparing them for enhanced job opportunities, academic studies, and increased community participation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate fundamental reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in English.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
ESL NC 001CE English as a Second Language – Beginning I 54
ESL NC 002CE English as a Second Language – Beginning II 54

English as a Second Language - Civics

Certificate of Competency

Total Lecture Hours: 324
(State Code: 24344; TOP Code: 493087; Academic Plan: C024344E)

The English as a Second Language - Civics certificate of competency enhances the English language skills of limited English-speaking students while preparing them for the United States Citizenship Exam. Students practice fundamental reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to prepare them for enhanced job opportunities and increased civic participation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of citizenship and civic-related issues.
  2. Demonstrate basic communication skills of listening and speaking necessary to perform everyday activities.
  3. Demonstrate basic communication skills of reading and writing necessary to perform everyday activities.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
ESLCVCS 030CE English Literacy and Civics 0 108
ESLCVCS 031CE English Literacy and Civics 1 108
ESLCVCS 032CE English Literacy and Civics 2 108

Vocational English as a Second Language I

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 162
(State Code: 24099; TOP Code: 4931.00; Academic Plan: C024099)

The Vocational English as a Second Language I certificate of competency is designed to prepare the Limited English Proficient (LEP) students with language skills necessary to achieve success in other vocational educational courses and occupational training programs, explore job opportunities, expand their current jobs skills, enhance job performance.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Utilize effective English language communication in oral and written frameworks.
  2. Apply knowledge of workforce organizational structures, operational procedures, and communication practices.
  3. Practice interpersonal relationship skills appropriate to workforce culture, health, and safety.
  4. Evaluate and demonstrate knowledge of personal workforce issues and personal qualities.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 079CE Vocational English as a Second Language - A 54
VOC ED 078CE Vocational English as a Second Language - B 54
VOC ED 055CE Vocational English as a Second Language - C 54

Vocational English as a Second Language II

Certificate of Competency

Total Lecture Hours: 594
(State Code: 36275; TOP Code: 493100; Academic Plan: C036275E)

The Vocational English as a Second Language II certificate of competency is designed to help students increase proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to further their education, enter the workforce, and actively participate in the community.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify time phrases demonstrating the correct use of verb tenses and be able to locate parts of speech including nouns, verbs and adjectives.
  2. Develop content skills related to the world of work; focused on speaking, listening, reading, writing as practiced in the workforce.
  3. Obtain understanding of the English language related to the citizenship test, appropriate civics objectives and other life skills situations.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
ESLCVCS 030CE English Literacy and Civics 0 108
ESLCVCS 031CE English Literacy and Civics 1 108
ESLCVCS 032CE English Literacy and Civics 2 108
ESLCVCS 033CE English Literacy and Civics 3 108
ESL NC 001CE English as a Second Language – Beginning I 54
ESL NC 002CE English as a Second Language – Beginning II 54
VOC ED 079CE Vocational ESL A 54

English as a Second Language Courses

Grammar • Reading• Writing • Listening • Speaking
Course Number Course Name ESL Level
ESLCVCS 030CE English Literacy and Civics 0 Literacy
ESL NC 001CE English as a Second Language I Low Beginning
ESLCVCS 031CE English Literacy and Civics 1 Low Beginning
ESL NC 002CE English as a Second Language II High Beginning
ESLCVCS 032CE English Literacy and Civics 2 High Beginning
ESLCVCS 033CE English Literacy and Civics 3 Low Intermediate
Conversation Skills
Course Number Course Name ESL Level
ESL NC 050CE Beginning Conversation Mixed-Level
English for Work
Course Number Course Name ESL Level
VOC ED 079CE Vocational ESL A Vocational
VOC ED 078CE Vocational ESL B Vocational
VOC ED 055CE Vocational ESL C Vocational
ESL NC 360CE English for Special Uses Career/ Technical
ESL and Civics: Citizenship Preparation
Course Number Course Name ESL Level
ESLCVCS 010CE ESL AND CIVICS I Introductory
ESLCVCS 011CE ESL AND CIVICS II Beginning
ESLCVCS 012CE ESL AND CIVICS III Low Intermediate
ESLCVCS 013CE ESL AND CIVICS IV Intermediate
ESLCVCS 014CE ESL AND CIVICS V High Intermediate
ESLCVCS 015CE ESL AND CIVICS VI Advanced

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