Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55 
    
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Communication and Culture, Certificate of Completion


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School of Education (ED)

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.

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Educational Option Information

  • This educational option is a Certificate of Completion.
  • This educational option is designed for: Students whose native language is not English and who want to increase their English language skills for a specific career.
  • This educational option can be completed: Part-Time
  • This educational option can be started: Any Term
  • Primary Course Location: Main Campus

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Special Requirements

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.

Educational Opportunities

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

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.

Program Requirements


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Certificate: 16


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