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 specific to a 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 skills necessary for their career interests.
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Students must have certain English language proficiency before taking any of the ESOL courses. If students do not meet the required English language proficiency, they can be directed to the Adult Basic Education office. 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. This certificate will help students build their academic language skills that are necessary for 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.