SAGE offers 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.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
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). Students registering for the ESOL Certificate of Completion classes must have an English 1 proficiency.
Courses in this certificate are designed to prepare non-native English speakers for college-level reading, writing, and oral communication demands. This certificate will help students build their academic language skills that are necessary to pursue a certificate or degree at CNM. For example, earning the ESOL Certificate of Completion in Culture and Communication in Health Care will allow students to enter into the Community Health Worker Certificate program.
This certificate is linked to a specific career or technical field at CNM. It will prepare students to enter the specific career or technical field they choose to pursue, for instance, health care, customer service, etc.