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ESL: Academic Preparedness and Career Development Certificate English as a Second Language Total Hours: 175
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Term Effective: Fall 2017


The Certificate of Completion in Academic Preparedness and Career Development prepares high intermediate level ESL students with the English language and literacy skills needed to function independently in most vocational and academic situations. The certificate focuses on developing the requisite level of reading, writing and speaking skills needed to matriculate to credit level ESL courses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student 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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the ESL: Academic Preparedness and Career Development Certificate program are:

  • Complete requirements from
    • Academic Preparedness and Career Development

Academic Preparedness and Career Development - complete 175 hours
Complete 1 - 2 courses from below
High Intermediate Non-Credit English as a Second Language105.00
ESL 716RWIntermediate Non-Credit ESL Reading/Writing52.50
ESL 781Transitional Reading/Writing/Grammar for NC ESL Students157.50
Low Interm Read/Writ/Gramm for Transitional NC ESL Pt 178.75
ESL 781BLow Interm Read/Writ/Gramm for Transitional NC ESL Pt 278.75
Complete 1 course from below
ESL 716CPIntermediate Non-Credit ESL Conversation/Pronunciation52.50
ESL 722ESL Computer Literacy52.50
ESL 732ESL for Computer Studies26.25
ESL 735Vocational English as a Second Language for Culinary Arts52.50
ESL 753Practical ESL for Early Childhood Professionals52.50

Term Effective: Fall 2017

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2023

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Choose only one (1) of the requirement options. There are three (3) options to choose from.

Required courses option A: ESL 716 and ESL 716RW
Required courses option B: ESL 781
Required courses option C: ESL 781A and ESL 781B

Plus one (1) course from the list of electives:
Complete one (1) elective course: ESL 716 CP, ESL 722, ESL 732, ESL 735, or ESL 753

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