ESL Milestone Certificate: Pathway to Business and CIS

Division: Language Arts


The ESL Milestone Certificate: Pathway to Business and CIS program is designed to prepare English Language learners (ELLs) for the academic rigor of degree-applicable coursework in various Guided Pathways Meta Majors. Students completing these certificates have achieved academic English reading and writing skills at an advanced, post-secondary level; they have also achieved success in prerequisite or introductory coursework in a variety of degree, certificate, or general education patterns. These two elements combine to demonstrate significant achievement of a milestone along their Business and CIS pathways to degrees, certificates, or transfer. To earn this certificate, students must complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Courses - Complete the required courses listed in sequence (15 units):
ESL 184 C Advanced Academic Reading and Writing 15
ESL 185 C Advanced Academic Reading and Writing 25
ESL 186 C College Writing Preparation for Non-Native Speakers5
Complete one of the following Business or CIS courses (3-4 units):3-4
Introduction MS Word Document Formatting4
Computer Information Systems3
Introduction to Business3
Additional Recommended Elective (not required):
Educational Planning1
Total Units18-19