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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

English as a Second Language
Noncredit Certificate of Competency in ESL
Noncredit Certificate of Completion in VESL

English as a Second Language Program
Lisa Kekaha, Chair (530) 895-2333
Department Office: LRC 320 (530) 895-2581
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264
Transfer information: www.assist.org

About the Program
This is a certificate of competency in ESL. This sequence of non credit ESL courses that takes students from survival skills to high intermediate language proficiency in preparation for their matriculation into credit-bearing ESL courses. This program provides students with the foundational language proficiency necessary for various career fields or to matriculate into general education courses. This 102 hour certificate program can be completed in two academic semesters and requires the successful completion of at least two courses in the ESL sequence, one of which must be ESL 313.

The Certificate of Completion in Vocational ESL is a two-course sequence, with the option of a third course, is made up of non credit VESL courses that prepare students for employment in a variety of fields. These courses directly impact student employment opportunities through frequent contact with local employers and employment agencies. The elective class provides supplemental instruction in career-specific vocabulary.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


Noncredit Certificate of Competency in ESL 0 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Communicate effectively in English.
  • Negotiate essential life exchanges and situations.
  • Establish personal, academic, and vocational goals.
  • Be prepared to pursue higher academic levels.
Required courses for the certificate:
ESL 313 ESL Level 3 Has prerequisite(s)
Complete one of the courses listed below:
ESL 311 ESL Level 1 Has prerequisite(s)
ESL 312 ESL Level 2 Has prerequisite(s)


Noncredit Certificate of Completion in VESL 0 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Communicate effectively in English.
  • Negotiate essential life exchanges and situations.
  • Establish personal, academic, and vocational goals.
Required courses for the certificate:
Optional

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