In addition to the developmental education sequence of ESOL 0350, 0450, 0551, 0651, 0971, and 0981, SAGE also has an ESOL Certificate of Completion in Culture and Communication. This certificate is linked to a specific career or technical field at CNM. Students take four, college-level ESOL classes that use content-specific materials to support the career technical field. They also take one introductory course in the career or technical field to complete the 16 credits required for this Certificate of Completion. Students may take between one and four of these courses to increase their language proficiencies in the areas they have identified as necessary for their career interests.
Students entering directly into credit-level ESOL courses (who have never taken an ABE ESL class) must have some knowledge of English before taking ESOL courses. Students new to CNM who would like to learn basic English language skills should be directed to the ABE office on the first floor of the Student Services Center (SSC).