ESL Milestone Certificate: Pathway to Dental Hygiene/Nursing/Psychiatric Technology

Division: Language Arts


The ESL Milestone Certificate: Pathway to Dental Hygiene/Nursing/Psychiatric Technology 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 pathways to Dental Hygiene, Nursing, or Psychiatric Technology degrees, certificates, or transfer. To earn a certificate, 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 following courses in suggested 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
Select one of the following courses (3-4 units):3-4
Human Communication3
Honors Human Communication
Chemistry for Health Science Majors l4
Integrated Medical Science3
Introduction to Psychology3
Honors Introduction to Psychology
Developmental Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Total Units18-19