The ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program is designed for students whose native language is not English and who want to increase their English language skills for a specific career. Courses in this certificate are designed to prepare non-native English speakers for college-level reading, writing, and oral communication.
Students take four college-level ESOL classes specific to a career technical field. They also take one to two introductory courses in the career or technical field to complete the 16 credits required for this Certificate of Completion.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
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 program. Students registering for ESOL Certificate of Completion courses 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 builds the workplace and academic language skills necessary for a certificate or degree at CNM.
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.
Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.