The Certificate of Competency for English as a Second Language is for students who can demonstrate basic English language skills such as participating in simple conversations, using every-day vocabulary, reading short articles, and writing grammatically correct sentences in short paragraphs.
Completion of this certificate will allow students to be more involved in their communities and possibly advance in their jobs; however, completion of this certificate alone is insufficient preparation for college-level certificates and degree-applicable coursework.
Students are placed into courses according to their English abilities and may test out of up to two courses. Courses may be offered days, evenings, and weekends during fall, spring and summer. There are no prerequisite skills or enrollment limitations although there is recommended preparation for some courses.