Certificate Program Information

ESOL ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
Certificate Program

Department:ESOL/TRS

School(s):

MCC Program Code: ES02
CIP Code: 16.1701
NYSED Code (BRI): 41687
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50% or more of this program can be completed online.

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

Description
The ESOL English Proficiency Certificate is for non-native English speakers who want to improve basic communication skills in English to prepare for college-level study, have more job opportunities, and develop a deeper awareness of American culture to better navigate academic and professional institutions. Students may complete the certificate full-time or part-time. This certificate also provides stackable credentials for those who wish to continue their education by pursuing a Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies A.S. (Housed in the ESOL Program, ESOL/TRS Department).

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Exhibit proficiency in practices of standard written English.
2. Identify areas of weakness in written work and revise for improvement.
3. Demonstrate basic oral communication skills.
4. Apply techniques and strategies to begin to self-correct pronunciation errors.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
HIgh School Diploma

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER:
ESL 140 Advanced I: Reading Focus* 3
ESL 145 Multi Skills II 4
ESL 158 ESOL: Oral Communication OR SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication** 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3-4
Total 13-14
SECOND SEMESTER:
ESL 179 Grammar in Writing 3
ESL 201 Advanced II: Reading/Writing 4
Approved Elective*** 3-4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3-4
Total 13-15
THIRD SEMESTER:
ENG 101 College Composition 3
ESL 139 ESOL Pronunciation**** 3
Total 6
TOTAL CREDITS32-35
* Depending on placement test score, ESL 140 may be substituted by an additional approved elective, raising the total approved electives to 2.
**NOTE: ESL 158 is recommended unless the student has strong English listening and speaking skills.

***Approved Elective Options: ANT 102, BUS 104, GEG 102, HEG 215, HED 130, MTH 104.
****Students may request an oral interview to replace ESL139 with an additional SUNY Gen Ed Elective