The English Language Acquisition (ELA) Certificate program is designed to academically prepare international and local immigrant students
for course work at the college level and/or entrance into the workforce. Focus concepts are in the three major areas of writing, reading,
Students who have successfully completed the twenty-three credit ELA Certificate program have matriculated to two and four-year colleges or
universities, entered the work force as translators for local and district courts, as paralegals in law firms, as teachers and
paraprofessionals in the K-12 public school system, as faculty at higher education institutions, and as engineers for international
companies. Recipients of the ELA Certificate have received an academic foundation upon which they have continued to build and earn
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There is one program option for Developmental Studies. The ELA Certificate requires 23 credits over 2 recommended semesters.
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.