ESL Milestone Certificate- Pathway to Transfer: Language Arts/Written Communication

Division: Language Arts

Financial Aid Eligible

The ESL Milestone Certificate - Pathway to Transfer: Language Arts/Written Communication 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 degrees, certificates, or transfer. To earn a certificate, students must complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 19-20 units.

Required ESL courses are listed in suggested sequence (15 units):
ESL 107 C High-Intermediate Academic Reading and Writing (formerly ESL 183 C)5
ESL 108 CAdv Acad. Reading & Writing I5
ESL 109 CAdv Acad Reading and Wrtg II5
Complete one of the ESL or English courses listed below (4-5 units):4-5
College Comp for Non-N Spkrs5
College Writing4
Honors College Writing
Enhanced College Writing5
Total Units19-20