Non Credit

Courses are designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is other than English.  The mission of ESL programs for adults in California is to equip students with the language and cultural proficiencies required for the eventual fulfillment of personal, vocational, academic, and citizenship for participation in American society.  This certificate is awarded to ESL students who have achieved an advanced level of competency in reading, writing, and speaking in English.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Read fiction and nonfiction prose and poetry and utilize a wide range of reading and critical thinking skills.
  2. Write well structured academic paragraphs and essays in a variety of rhetorical patterns.
Courses are designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is other than English.  The mission of ESL programs for adults in California is to equip students with the language and cultural proficiencies required for the eventual fulfillment of personal, vocational, academic, and citizenship for participation in American society.  This certificate is awarded to ESL students who have achieved an advanced level of competency in reading, writing, and speaking in English.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Read fiction and nonfiction prose and poetry and utilize a wide range of reading and critical thinking skills.
  2. Write well structured academic paragraphs and essays in a variety of rhetorical patterns.

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Students completing this program will gain a foundation in the oral and written skills in English within the context of child care and parenting.  This program will give students practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for the purpose of communicating with and about children at various stages of development.  This certificate is awarded to ESL students who have completed introductory courses in ESL for Child Care.

Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Produce oral and written sentences with increased control of specific language functions within the context of child care, the various stages of development, health, and safety.
  2. Identify the main ideas and details of a reading within the context of child care and the various stages of development.
  3. Respond appropriately to verbal instructions, requests, and questions as spoken by parents, child care providers, or co-workers.
  4. Demonstrate increased competence in using words and phrases appropriate to child care, children at various developmental stages, health, and safety.
Required courses.
Units: 6
ESL 712
NC ESL for Child Care Part I (Active)
3
ESL 713
NC ESL for Child Care Part II (Active)
3
Total: 6
Students completing this program will gain a foundation in the oral and written English skills that are needed to pass the United States Citizenship Exam.  This program will also give students a background in U.S. history and American government as they relate to the U.S. Citizenship Exam.  This certificate is awarded to students who have completed the two ESL Citizenship courses.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Produce oral and written responses to the "100 Questions" on the United States Citizenship Exam.
  2. Respond appropriately to questions about the Application for Naturalization.
Units: 2-12
ESL 702A
ESL Citizenship (Active)
1-6
ESL 702B
ESL Citizenship (Historical)
1-6
Total: 2-12

Students completing this program will gain a foundation in the basics of establishing and running a business and how to use computer applications in a professional setting.  This program will give students an introduction to keyboarding, using the internet, creating a website, and using presentation, spreadsheet, and word processing software.  They will also be introduced to entrepreneurship and how to run a small business.  This certificate is awarded to ESL students who have completed introductory courses in Computer Applications and Business.

Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Develop an abbreviated business plan.
  2. Utilize basic keyboarding, internet, presentation, website design, spreadsheet, and/or word processing skills at work and in their personal lives.
Computer Applications and Business
Units: 2-3.5
ESL 707
NC Presentation Basics for ESL Students (Active)
0.5
ESL 709
NC Excel Basics for ESL Students (Historical)
0-0.5
ESL 710
NC Word Processing Basics for ESL Students (Historical)
0.5
ESL 705
NC Keyboarding Basics for ESL Students (Active)
1
or
ESL 706
NC Computer and Internet Basics for ESL Students (Active)
0.5
or
ESL 708
NC Website Design Basics for ESL Students (Active)
0.5
or
ESL 711
NC ESL Basics for YOUR Business (Historical)
2
Total: 2-3.5
Students completing this program will gain a foundation in the basics of establishing and running a business and creating a website. This certificate is awarded to ESL students who have completed introductory courses in Business and Website Design.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Utilize website design skills at work and in their personal lives.
  2. Develop an abbreviated business plan.
Required Courses:
Units: 9
ESL 708
NC Website Design Basics for ESL Students (Active)
0-9
and
ESL 711
NC ESL Basics for YOUR Business (Active)
0
Total: 9

Courses are designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is other than English.  The mission of ESL programs for adults in California is to equip students with the language and cultural proficiencies required for the eventual fulfillment of personal, vocational, academic, and citizenship for participation in American society.  This certificate is awarded to ESL students who have achieved an intermediate level of competency in reading, writing, and speaking in English.

Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Demonstrate a developing aural/oral fluency in a variety of contexts.
  2. Utilize a diversity of reading skills such as skimming, scanning and deciphering new vocabulary.
  3. Write simple, compound and complex sentences and short paragraphs utilizing a variety of tenses.
Listening and Speaking Skills
Units: 0-12
ELECTIVES (based on placement):
ESL 728
NC Beginning ESL Listening, Speaking (Active)
0-6
ESL 738
NC Integrated Listening, Speaking II (Historical)
0-6
Reading, Writing, and Grammar Skills
Units: 0-12
ELECTIVES (based on placement):
ESL 727
NC Beginning ESL Reading, Writing (Active)
0-6
ESL 737
NC Integrated Reading, Writing II (Historical)
0-6
CORE Courses (Students must complete ESL 741, 742, and 743 OR 747 and 748 to obtain the certificate.)
Units: 12
ESL 741
NC Intermediate ESL Listening, Speaking II (Active)
0-4
ESL 742
NC Intermediate ESL Reading, Vocabulary II (Active)
0-3
ESL 743
NC Intermediate ESL Grammar, Writing II (Active)
0-5
or
ESL 747
NC Integrated Reading, Writing III (Active)
0-6
ESL 748
NC Integrated Listening, Speaking III (Active)
0-6
Total: 0-36

Courses are designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is other than English. The mission of ESL programs for adults in California is to equip students with the language and cultural proficiencies required for the eventual fulfillment of personal, vocational, academic, and citizenship for participation in American society.

not applicable
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Request very basic services within the context of the life skills topics covered
  2. Make simple present, present continuous, simple past, and future affirmative and negative oral and written statements within the context of the life-skills topics covered.
  3. Read simple paragraphs and do simple guided writing exercises using the vocabulary related to the life-skills topics covered.
  4. Pronounce and spell the names of objects, people, places and activities within the context of the life skills topics covered.
  5. Use subject, object and demonstrative pronouns, possessive adjectives, the structures can and have to, simple nouns, basic prepositions, adjectives, frequency adverbs and the interrogatives: when, where, why, how, who, whose and what.
Select 2 to 6 courses from the following list, based on placement (216 - 612 hours).
Units: 0-22
ELECTIVES (based on placement):
ESL 775
ESL Literacy I (Historical)
0-5
ESL 776
ESL Literacy II (Active)
0-5
ESL 784
NC ESL Lifeskills 1A (Active)
0-6
ESL 785
NC ESL Lifeskills 1B (Active)
0-6
CORE Courses:
ESL 786
NC ESL Lifeskills 2A (Active)
6
ESL 787
NC ESL Lifeskills 2B (Active)
6
NOTE: Core courses are ESL 786 and 787, Students cannot obtain the certificate if they do not complete these courses.
Units:  
Total Hours for the Certificate:: 216 - 612 Hours
Total: 12-34

The mission of ESL programs for adults in California is to equip students with the language and cultural proficiencies required for the eventual fulfillment of personal, vocational, academic, and citizenship for participation in American society. The Vocational ESL Certificate is a content-based integrated skills program for ESL students who want to prepare for immediate language improvement in workplace settings. Students expand their language skills within the context of the vocational situations while also developing the soft skills needed in the workplace.  The Vocational ESL Certificate focuses on vocabulary and communication skills that are integral to successful job performance. 

Not applicable
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Recognize, define, and recall vocational vocabulary.
  2. Apply vocational vocabulary in written and spoken communication.
  3. Demonstrate sociability in communication with customers and co-workers.
  4. Follow procedures for job safety or basic job duties.
Program Requirements:
Units: 2-20
ESL 704A
ESL for the Workplace (Active)
1-10
ESL 704B
ESL in the Workplace (Active)
1-10
Total: 2-20

The GED Preparation Certification provides students with basic education skills and test taking strategies which will enable them complete any high school equivalency examination.  Additionally, the ancillary course will provide them with additional skills that will prepare them for a work setting.  Completing the exam enables a student to receive high school equivalency certification from the State of California. The equivalency certificate and the career preparation course will prepare students for positions that require a high school diploma or equivalent.      

Not applicable
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in successfully completing the five high school equivalency exam areas activities with passing scores: Language Arts Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts Reading and Mathematics.
  2. Develop an individual study plan that incorporates study tips and test-taking strategies to assist in successfully completing the five high school equivalency exams.
  3. Recognize and identify the four types of questions involving comprehension, application, analysis and evaluation used throughout the high school equivalency exams.
  4. Students will describe and list the steps in a successful job search.
  5. Students can define, recognize and distinguish between appropriate vocabulary in social and workplace settings.
CORE courses:
Units: 36-324
ENGL 756
GED Preparation (Historical)
1-8
AH 793
Personal and Career Development (Active)
1-10
Core courses are ENGL 756 and AH 793. Students cannot obtain the certificate if they do not complete these courses.
Units:  
Total: 36-324
The Welding Technology program provides students with entry-level skills required for employment in the welding and metal works industries, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, and agriculture. The program provides training in a variety of welding methods including SMAW, OFC, PAC, OAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW. Interested students can pursue the American Welding Society skills certification options.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Demonstrate the use of welding and metal cutting processes safely and correctly.
  2. Describe and perform welding procedures in two or more methods on steel test plates in two or more welding positions.
  3. Interpret and analyze fabrication prints and select and calibrate welding and cutting methods to fabricate assigned projects.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (162 Hours):
Units: 0
WELD 701
Beginning Welding (Active)
0
WELD 702
Intermediate Welding (Active)
0
WELD 703
Basic Blueprints (Active)
0
Total: 0
AH 743Healthier Living Through Tobacco Cessation (0.0)Active
2.0 Lecture. This course is designed to provide the opportunity to obtain valuable education, support, and build the skills necessary to quit tobacco and live a healthier lifestyle. This course will also serve as a preventative measure for those who are considering smoking or using other tobacco related products. Discussion will focus on developing healthy coping skills, learning healthy lifestyle alternatives to smoking, and learning strategies such as Behavioral Modification Techniques and the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy to help stop smoking. The physiological effects of tobacco on the human body will also be discussed. The course will be offered in both English and Spanish. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2013.
AH 793Personal and Career Development (0.0)Active
1.0-10.0 Lab. A wide variety of lectures on general themes offered to students throughout the academic year who want short-formatted content to augment their personal, academic and career development. General themes to be explored are: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Pre- employment, Decision-Making, Financial Literacy, Career and Personal Development and Self-Management with Nutrition. This noncredit course is a combination of lecture, self-assessments, group activities and individual modules. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2016.
BUS 700Entrepreneurship (0.0)Active
0.8 Lecture. This course is designed to help students examine their own entrepreneurial skills and gain new ones through introspection. With interactive activities students will learn how to generate, develop and evaluate their own business ideas. In this course students will also be introduced to the concepts of innovative and social entrepreneurship. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2020.
BUS 701Small Business Ownership (0.0)Active
0.8 Lecture. This course will help students gain the skills and commitment necessary to successfully launch an entrepreneurial venture. Students will learn about effective business planning methods, start-up activities and costs, marketing strategies, and financing options. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2019.
BUS 710Project Management (0.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course will provide students with an overview of project management tools and methods needed to initiate, manage and complete projects in a variety of fields. This project management class is an abbreviated version of the credit project management course and is not eligible for credit. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2020.
ENGL 748Development of Writing Skills (0.0)Active
1.0 Lab. A series of workshops and directed learning activities allowing individuals to study specific writing strategies and points of grammar and punctuation use. Individuals develop a plan of study as suggested by instructor recommendation and diagnostic assessment. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2014.
ENGL 749Writers' Workshop (0.0)Active
1.0-4.0 Lab. Writers' Workshop is an open enrollment class that allows community members and students from all disciplines to participate in a regularly scheduled, instructor-facilitated writing response group. Activities include focused response to participants' writing, generative writing games and prompts and interaction with visiting writers and scholars. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2016.
ENGL 756High School Equivalency/GED Preparation (0.0)Historical
1.0-8.0 Lab. This course is designed to prepare the student to pass the five General Education Development (GED) tests in Writing, Social Studies, Science, Literature and Mathematics. English grammar and usage, reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary and computational skills are emphasized. The course is designed for students who are 18 years of age or older and elect to take the High School Equivalency Examination. This course may be repeated three times. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2015 to Summer 2020.
ENGL 756High School Equivalency/GED Preparation (0.0)Active
1.0-8.0 Lab. This course is designed to prepare the student to pass the five General Education Development (GED) tests in Writing, Social Studies, Science, Literature and Mathematics. English grammar and usage, reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary and computational skills are emphasized. The course is designed for students who are 18 years of age or older and elect to take the High School Equivalency Examination. This course may be repeated three times. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2020.
ESL 702AESL Citizenship (0.0)Historical
1.0-6.0 Lecture. This course is designed for second language learners that want to prepare for the United States Citizenship test given by the Department of Immigration and U. S. Naturalization Services. The focus will be on communicative English skills and knowledge of American History and Government required for passing the test to become a citizen of the United States. Readings are at the high-beginning/low-intermediate ESL level and will focus on the historical period beginning in the 1600's on through to 1980. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Summer 2020.
ESL 702AESL Citizenship (0.0)Active
1.0-6.0 Lecture. This course is designed for second language learners that want to prepare for the United States Citizenship test given by the Department of Immigration and U. S. Naturalization Services. The focus will be on communicative English skills and knowledge of American History and Government required for passing the test to become a citizen of the United States. Readings are at the high-beginning/low-intermediate ESL level and will focus on the historical period beginning in the 1600's on through to 1980. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2020.
ESL 702BESL Citizenship (0.0)Active
1.0-6.0 Lecture. This course is designed for second language learners that want to prepare for the United States Citizenship test given by the Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services. The focus will be on communicative English skills and knowledge of American History and Government required for passing the test to become a citizen of the United States. Readings are at the high-beginning/low intermediate ESL level and will focus on American Government with the review of the Constitution, the study of the branches of government and state/local governments. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2019.
ESL 704AESL for the Workplace (0.0)Active
1.0-10.0 Lab. This is part A of a content-based integrated skills course for ESL students who want to prepare for immediate entry into the job force. Students expand their language skills within the realm of the work world and specific vocational career of interest while also developing the soft skills needed in the workplace. This course is a combination of lecture, lab, and self-paced instruction. This course may be repeated three times. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2016.
ESL 704BESL in the Workplace (0.0)Historical
1.0-10.0 Lab. This is a content-based integrated skills course for ESL students who want to prepare for immediate entry into the job force. Students expand their language skills within the realm of the work world and specific vocational career of interest while also developing the soft skills needed in the workplace. This course is a combination of lecture, lab, and self-paced instruction. ADVISORY: ESL 704A (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2016 to Fall 2020.
ESL 704BESL in the Workplace (0.0)Active
1.0-10.0 Lab. This is a content-based integrated skills course for ESL students who want to prepare for immediate entry into the job force. Students expand their language skills within the realm of the work world and specific vocational career of interest while also developing the soft skills needed in the workplace. This course is a combination of lecture, lab, and self-paced instruction. ADVISORY: ESL 704A or ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2020.
ESL 705NC Keyboarding Basics for ESL Students (0.0)Active
1.5-3.0 Lab. This self-paced course is designed for ESL students who want to familiarize themselves with the alphabetic keyboard by touch and who want to develop their keyboarding speed. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2020.
ESL 705NC Keyboarding Basics for ESL Students (0.0)Historical
1.0 Lecture. This self-paced course is designed for ESL students who want to familiarize themselves with the alphabetic keyboard by touch and who want to develop their keyboarding speed. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2018 to Spring 2020.
ESL 706NC Computer and Internet Basics for ESL Students (0.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. This course is for ESL students who have little to no experience with computers and navigating the Internet. This course will introduce students to the parts of a computer, basic desktop tools, browsers, email, security, virus protection, and social media. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2018.
ESL 707NC Presentation Basics for ESL Students (0.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. This course introduces ESL students to presentation graphics using Microsoft Office's "Power Point" software to create a computerized presentation (slide show) with text and objects. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2018.
ESL 708NC Website Design Basics for ESL Students (0.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. This course provides ESL students with a basic introduction to website design, from planning page layouts to publishing a complete site to the web. Students will learn how to use a theme-based website builder to create their own personal or business website. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2018.
ESL 709NC Excel Basics for ESL Students (0.0)Historical
1.0 Lecture. This course provides ESL students with an introduction to the terms, commands, and applications of a spreadsheet program. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2018 to Spring 2020.
ESL 709NC Excel Basics for ESL Students (0.0)Active
0.5 Lecture. This course provides ESL students with an introduction to the terms, commands, and applications of a spreadsheet program. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2020.
ESL 710NC Word Processing Basics for ESL Students (0.0)Active
0.5 Lecture. This course introduces ESL students to the basic word processing skills of creating, saving and printing a document. Students will also learn to cut, copy and paste text, change fonts and styles, and use the spelling, grammar and thesaurus features. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2020.
ESL 710NC Word Processing Basics for ESL Students (0.0)Historical
1.0 Lecture. This course introduces ESL students to the basic word processing skills of creating, saving and printing a document. Students will also learn to cut, copy and paste text, change fonts and styles, and use the spelling, grammar and thesaurus features. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2018 to Spring 2020.
ESL 711NC ESL Basics for YOUR Business (0.0)Active
2.0 Lecture. This course is a beginning noncredit ESL course designed to introduce students to some of the basic concepts and vocabulary needed to become an entrepreneur. Students will review beginning ESL language structures through reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar exercises while exploring if entrepreneurship might be for them. Concurrent Noncredit ESL Computer Skills courses such as: Keyboarding Basics, Computer/Internet Basics, Word Processing Basics, Presentation Basics, Website Design Basics, and Excel Basics may be beneficial. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2020.
ESL 711NC ESL Basics for YOUR Business (0.0)Historical
6.0 Lecture. This course is a beginning noncredit ESL course designed to introduce students to some of the basic concepts and vocabulary needed to become an entrepreneur. Students will review beginning ESL language structures through reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar exercises while exploring if entrepreneurship might be for them. Concurrent Noncredit ESL Computer Skills courses such as: Keyboarding Basics, Computer/Internet Basics, Word Processing Basics, Presentation Basics, Website Design Basics, and Excel Basics may be beneficial. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2018 to Spring 2020.
ESL 712NC ESL for Child Care Part I (0.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This high-beginning course develops oral and written communication skills in English within the context of child care and parenting. Students practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for communicating with and about children on topics including day-to-day care, health, and safety. This course is intended for non-native speakers of English who are parents, grandparents, child care providers, preschool teachers, and students of Child Development. ADVISORY: ESL 787 - NC ESL Lifeskills 2B or ESL Assessment Recommendation. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2019.
ESL 713NC ESL for Child Care Part II (0.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This is the second part of a high-beginning course that develops oral and written communication skills in English within the context of child care and parenting. Students practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for communicating with and about children at various stages of development. This course is intended for non-native speakers of English who are parents, grandparents, child care providers, preschool teachers, and students of Child Development. ADVISORY: ESL 787 - NC ESL Lifeskills 2B or ESL Assessment Recommendation. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2018.
ESL 727NC Integrated Reading, Writing I (0.0)Historical
6.0 Lecture. This is the first course in a series of integrated skills courses designed to develop the reading, writing and grammar skills of ESL students. This beginning course focuses on vocabulary development, basic reading strategies and comprehension, basic grammar and beginning writing skills (sentence level and basic paragraphs.) The aim of this course is to assist beginning level students in becoming more literate while participating in holistic reading and writing activities based on engaging multicultural topics. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2017 to Fall 2020.
ESL 727NC Beginning ESL Reading, Writing (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. This is the first course in a series of integrated skills courses designed to introduce beginning ESL students to academic reading, writing and grammar skills. This beginning course focuses on vocabulary development, basic reading strategies and comprehension, basic grammar and beginning writing skills (sentence level and basic paragraphs.) The aim of this course is to assist beginning level students in becoming more literate while participating in holistic reading and writing activities based on engaging multicultural topics. Prerequisite: ESL 787 - NC ESL Lifeskills 2B or ESL 789 - NC Lifeskills 2 or ESL Assessment Recommendation. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2020.
ESL 728NC Beginning ESL Listening, Speaking (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. This is the first in a series of integrated skills courses designed to introduce beginning ESL students to academic listening, speaking and pronunciation skills. Activities, which include listening exercises, role-play, pair work, small and large group discussions, interviews, oral presentations and pronunciation drills (focusing on English sounds and rhythm), are presented in the context of relevant, contemporary and intellectually challenging themes. Prerequisite: ESL 787 - NC ESL Lifeskills 2B or ESL 789 - NC Lifeskills 2 or ESL Assessment Recommendation. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2020.
ESL 728NC Integrated Listening, Speaking I (0.0)Historical
6.0 Lecture. This is the first course in a series of integrated skills courses designed to develop the listening, speaking and pronunciation skills of ESL students. Activities which include listening exercises, role-play, pair work, small and large group discussions, interviews, oral presentations and pronunciation drills (focusing on English sounds and rhythm), are presented in the context of relevant, contemporary and intellectually challenging themes. This course is designed especially for students with academic objectives but is highly appropriate for students with personal language goals as well. ADVISORY: ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2017 to Fall 2020.
ESL 731NC Intermediate ESL Listening, Speaking I (0.0)Active
4.0 Lecture. This is the second course in a series of integrated skills courses designed to develop academic listening, speaking and pronunciation skills of low-intermediate ESL students. Activities, which include extended listening exercises, open-ended dialogues, pair and group discussions, oral interviews, and oral reports, are presented in the context of relevant, contemporary and intellectually challenging themes. PREREQUISITE: ESL 528 or ESL 728 or ESL Assessment Recommendation. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2020.
ESL 737NC Integrated Reading, Writing II (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. This is the second course in a series of integrated skills courses designed to continue the development of reading, writing, and grammar skills of low-intermediate ESL students. The course focuses on vocabulary development through the application of different reading strategies to a variety of selections of topics of interest to academically-bound students. It also involves the practice and refinement of sentence and paragraph skills, structure and pronunciation. PREREQUISITE: ESL 727 or ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2018.
ESL 738NC Integrated Listening, Speaking II (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. This is the second in a series of integrated skills courses designed to develop the listening, speaking and pronunciation skills of low intermediate ESL students. Activities which include listening exercises, role play, pair work, small and large group discussions, interviews, oral presentations, and pronunciation (focusing on English sounds, rhythm and intonation) are presented in the context of relevant, contemporary and intellectually challenging themes. This course is designed especially for students with academic objectives but is highly appropriate for students with personal language goals as well. PREREQUISITE: ESL 728 or ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2019.
ESL 739NC Intermediate ESL Reading, Writing I (0.0)Active
8.0 Lecture. This is the second course in a series of integrated skills courses designed to develop reading, writing and grammar skills of low-intermediate ESL students. The course focuses on vocabulary development through the application of different reading strategies to a variety of selections of topics of interest to academically-bound students. It also involves the practice and refinement of sentence and paragraph skills, structure, and punctuation. PREREQUISITE: ESL 527 or 727 or ESL Assessment Recommendation. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2020.
ESL 741NC Intermediate ESL Listening, Speaking II (0.0)Active
4.0 Lecture. This is the third course in a series of integrated skills courses designed to continue to develop listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills of high-intermediate ESL students. Activities, which include extended listening exercises, open-ended dialogues, pair and group discussions, oral interviews, and oral reports, broaden the students' vocabulary while listening to and speaking in both formal and informal, conversational and academic situations. PREREQUISITE: ESL 538 or ESL 738 or ESL 531 or ESL 731 or ESL Assessment Recommendation. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2020.
ESL 741NC Intermediate ESL Listening, Speaking II (0.0)Historical
4.0 Lecture. This course expands listening and speaking skills through extended listening exercises, open-ended dialogues, pair and group discussions, oral interviews, and oral reports. Students broaden vocabulary while listening to and speaking in both formal and informal, conversational and academic situations. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2018 to Fall 2020.
ESL 742NC Intermediate ESL Reading, Vocabulary II (0.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course begins the expansion of reading skills and vocabulary development through the application of different reading strategies to a variety of selections on topics of interest to academically-bound students including selections from literature. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2018.
ESL 743NC Intermediate ESL Grammar, Writing II (0.0)Active
5.0 Lecture. This course reviews basic tenses learned in previous courses, pronouns, and nouns and expands the grammar overview into modal auxiliaries, gerunds and infinitives, and other intermediate-level grammar structures. Students continue developing sentence and paragraph skills begun in previous courses. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2019.
ESL 744NC Culture Through Film (0.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course is designed to practice listening and speaking skills through the use of selected films. The course highlights different intercultural issues and aspects of American culture, and students enhance their listening and speaking skills by means of authentic discourse. Because film provides a real sample of speech in a multi- dimensional experience, ESL learners can experience the language in a more complete manner while analyzing cultural issues. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2020.
ESL 744NC Culture Through Film (0.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. This course is designed to practice listening and speaking skills through the use of selected films. The course highlights different intercultural issues and aspects of American culture, and students enhance their listening and speaking skills by means of authentic discourse. Because film provides a real sample of speech in a multi- dimensional experience, ESL learners can experience the language in a more complete manner while analyzing cultural issues. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2019 to Summer 2020.
ESL 746NC Introduction to Computers for ESL Students (0.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Introduction to basic computer hardware functions and terminology; overview of Windows operating environment and word processing for ESL students. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2017.
ESL 747NC Integrated Reading, Writing III (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. This is the third course is a series of integrated skills courses designed to expand the development of reading, writing, and grammar skills of high-intermediate ESL students. The course focuses on vocabulary development through the application of different reading strategies to a variety of selections of topics of interest to academically- bound students. It also involves the further practice and refinement of sentence and paragraph skills, structure and punctuation. PREREQUISITE: ESL 737 or ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2018.
ESL 748NC Integrated Listening, Speaking III (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. This is the third in a series of integrated skills courses designed to develop listening, speaking and pronunciation skills of high intermediate ESL students. Activities which include listening exercises, role play, pair work, small and large group discussions, interviews, oral presentations, and pronunciation drills (focused on English sounds, rhythm and intonation) are presented in the context of relevant, contemporary, and intellectually challenging themes. This course is designed especially for students with academic objectives, but is highly appropriate for students with personal language goals as well. Prerequisite: ESL 738 or ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2018.
ESL 749NC Intermediate Reading,Writing II (0.0)Active
8.0 Lecture. This is the third course in a series of integrated skills courses designed to continue to develop reading, writing, and grammar skills of high-intermediate ESL students. The course focuses on vocabulary development through the application of different reading strategies to a variety of selections of topics of interest to academically- bound students. It also involves the further practice and refinement of sentence and paragraph skills, structure and punctuation. PREREQUISITE: ESL 537 or ESL 737 or ESL 539 or ESL 739 or ESL Assessment Recommendation. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2020.
ESL 752NC Advanced ESL Reading/Vocabulary I (0.0)Historical
4.0 Lecture. This course focuses on academic and critical thinking skills needed to increase reading comprehension and efficiency. Emphasis is on analyzing, making inferences, taking notes, supporting opinions, summarizing and expanding vocabulary. Readings are from academic texts and literature. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2017 to Spring 2020.
ESL 752NC Advanced ESL Reading/Vocabulary I (0.0)Active
4.0 Lecture. This course focuses on academic and critical thinking skills needed to increase reading comprehension and efficiency. Emphasis is on analyzing, making inferences, taking notes, supporting opinions, summarizing and expanding vocabulary. Readings are from academic texts and literature. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2020.
ESL 753NC Advanced ESL Composition I (0.0)Active
5.0 Lecture. This course is a composition course for ESL students that develops college composition skills through a review of the parts and elements of the English paragraph and an introduction to the essay form. The course focuses on the development of a paragraph and expands to the writing of multiple paragraphs in an essay. Basic rhetorical patterns and methods of organization are covered using the multiple-draft approach to writing. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2019.
ESL 754NC Advanced ESL Grammar I (0.0)Active
5.0 Lecture. This course is designed to help students improve their grammar usage so that they will be able to expand their use of grammar structures in oral and written communication. Students begin the study of more sophisticated grammar structures such as past perfect, passive voice, and modal auxiliaries for past time, and they review present perfect and modals for present and future time. Students will enhance their understanding of grammar by comparing and contrasting new and previously encountered structures and better appreciate the subtleties of English grammar. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2020.
ESL 754NC Advanced ESL Grammar I (0.0)Historical
5.0 Lecture. This course is designed to help students improve their grammar usage so that they will be able to expand their use of grammar structures in oral and written communication. Students begin the study of more sophisticated grammar structures such as past perfect, passive voice, and modal auxiliaries for past time, and they review present perfect and modals for present and future time. Students will enhance their understanding of grammar by comparing and contrasting new and previously encountered structures and better appreciate the subtleties of English grammar. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Spring 2020.
ESL 762NC Advanced ESL Reading/Vocabulary II (0.0)Historical
4.0 Lecture. This course prepares ESL students for mainstream college classes by reviewing a variety of reading skills, strategies, and topics from different academic disciplines. Students expand their academic vocabulary and read short stories or a novel for literary appreciation. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Spring 2020.
ESL 762NC Advanced ESL Reading/Vocabulary II (0.0)Active
4.0 Lecture. This course prepares ESL students for mainstream college classes by reviewing a variety of reading skills, strategies, and topics from different academic disciplines. Students expand their academic vocabulary and read short stories or a novel for literary appreciation. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2020.
ESL 763NC Advanced ESL Composition II (0.0)Active
5.0 Lecture. This course is a composition course for ESL students that refines and further expands college composition skills through the writing of essays. The course focuses on the structuring and development of an essay with the use of personal examples. Students write in response to a variety of prompts using different rhetorical patterns such as classification, narration, argumentation, and cause/effect. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2020.
ESL 763NC Advanced ESL Composition II (0.0)Historical
5.0 Lecture. This course is a composition course for ESL students that refines and further expands college composition skills through the writing of essays. The course focuses on the structuring and development of an essay with the use of personal examples. Students write in response to a variety of prompts using different rhetorical patterns such as classification, narration, argumentation, and cause/effect. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Spring 2020.
ESL 764NC Advanced ESL Grammar II (0.0)Active
3.0 Lecture, 1.0 TBA. This course is designed to expand grammar usage to include adjective, noun, and adverb clauses in oral and written communication. Students learn the meaning and use of clause connectors and are introduced to conditionals, both real and unreal. These grammar structures constitute some of the most complex structures in English and expose students to a rich variety of structures that can effectively enhance their oral and written expression. PREREQUISITE: ESL 754 with a grade of 'P' or ESL Assessment Recommendation. ADVISORY: Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 762 and ESL 763. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2020.
ESL 764NC Advanced ESL Grammar II (0.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture, 1.0 TBA. This course is designed to expand grammar usage to include adjective, noun, and adverb clauses in oral and written communication. Students learn the meaning and use of clause connectors and are introduced to conditionals, both real and unreal. These grammar structures constitute some of the most complex structures in English and expose students to a rich variety of structures that can effectively enhance their oral and written expression. PREREQUISITE: ESL 754 with a grade of 'P' or ESL Assessment Recommendation. ADVISORY: Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 762 and ESL 763. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Spring 2020.
ESL 769NC Advanced ESL Reading,Writing (0.0)Active
8.0 Lecture. This is the fourth course in a series of integrated skills courses designed to expand the development of reading, writing, and grammar skills of advanced ESL students. This course focuses on academic and critical thinking skills needed to increase reading comprehension and efficiency. Emphasis is on analyzing, making inferences, taking notes, supporting opinions, summarizing and expanding vocabulary. Readings are from academic texts and literature. This course also refines and further expands college composition skills through the writing of essays. PREREQUISITE: ESL ESL 549 or ESL 749 or ESL 547 or ESL 747 ESL Assessment Recommendation. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2020.
ESL 775ESL Literacy I (0.0)Active
1.0-5.0 Lecture. This is a pre-ESL survival course that is designed for students with very limited reading/writing skills. The focus is on letter formation, sight-sound recognition and decoding skills. ADVISORY: Placement by the CASAS test. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2018.
ESL 776ESL Literacy II (0.0)Historical
1.0-5.0 Lecture. This is the second part of a pre-ESL survival course that is designed for students with very limited reading/writing skills. The focus is on letter formation, sight-sound recognition and decoding skills. ADVISORY: Placement by the CASAS test or by successful completion of ESL 775. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2018 to Summer 2020.
ESL 776ESL Literacy II (0.0)Active
1.0-5.0 Lecture. This is the second part of a pre-ESL survival course that is designed for students with very limited reading/writing skills. The focus is on letter formation, sight-sound recognition and decoding skills. ADVISORY: Placement by the CASAS test or by successful completion of ESL 775. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2020.
ESL 784NC ESL Lifeskills 1A (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. This is the first course in a series of English classes for students with basic oral or written English competency. It will give students basic vocabulary and familiarity in life skill areas such as family, school, time and shopping to manage in the English speaking community. This course integrates listening, speaking, reading and writing. ADVISORY: ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2020.
ESL 784NC ESL Lifeskills 1A (0.0)Historical
6.0 Lecture. This is the first course in a series of English classes for students with basic oral or written English competency. It will give students basic vocabulary and familiarity in life skill areas such as family, school, time and shopping to manage in the English speaking community. This course integrates listening, speaking, reading and writing. ADVISORY: ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2016 to Summer 2020.
ESL 785NC ESL Lifeskills 1B (0.0)Historical
6.0 Lecture. This is the second course in a series of English classes for students with basic oral or written English competency. It will give students basic vocabulary and familiarity in life skill areas such as daily routines, food work, and health to manage in the English speaking community. This course integrates listening, speaking, reading and writing. ADVISORY: ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2016 to Summer 2020.
ESL 785NC ESL Lifeskills 1B (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. This is the second course in a series of English classes for students with basic oral or written English competency. It will give students basic vocabulary and familiarity in life skill areas such as daily routines, food work, and health to manage in the English speaking community. This course integrates listening, speaking, reading and writing. ADVISORY: ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2020.
ESL 786NC ESL Lifeskills 2A (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. This is the third course in a series of English classes for students with low beginning oral or written English competency. Through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, students learn to use grammatical structures of English with increasing accuracy while gaining basic life skills. ADVISORY: ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2020.
ESL 786NC ESL Lifeskills 2A (0.0)Historical
6.0 Lecture. This is the third course in a series of English classes for students with low beginning oral or written English competency. Through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, students learn to use grammatical structures of English with increasing accuracy while gaining basic life skills. ADVISORY: ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2016 to Summer 2020.
ESL 787NC ESL Lifeskills 2B (0.0)Historical
6.0 Lecture. This is the fourth course in a series of English classes for students with low beginning oral or written English competency. Through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, students will learn to use grammatical structures of English with increasing accuracy while gaining basic life skills. ADVISORY: ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2016 to Summer 2020.
ESL 787NC ESL Lifeskills 2B (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. This is the fourth course in a series of English classes for students with low beginning oral or written English competency. Through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, students will learn to use grammatical structures of English with increasing accuracy while gaining basic life skills. ADVISORY: ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2020.
ESL 788NC ESL Lifeskills 1 (0.0)Active
10.0 Lecture. This is the first course in a series of English classes for students with basic oral or written English competency. It will give students basic vocabulary and familiarity in life skill areas such as family, school, time and shopping, daily routines, food, work, and health to manage in the English speaking community. This course integrates listening, speaking, reading and writing. ADVISORY: ESL Assessment Recommendation (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2020.
ESL 789NC ESL Lifeskills 2 (0.0)Active
10.0 Lecture. This is the second course in a series of English classes for students with low beginning oral or written English competency. Through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, students learn to use grammatical structures of English with increasing accuracy while gaining basic life skills. ADVISORY: ESL 785 -NC ESL Lifeskills 1B or ESL 788-NC ESL Lifeskills 1 or ESL Assessment Recommendation. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2020.
GUID 700Online Basic Academic Skills (0.0)Historical
1.0-6.0 Lab. This course is designed for students who want to improve their basic academic skills through the use of appropriate online software. The online program is a comprehensive resource for diagnosing and remediating students' basic skills. Modules include: Reading (Comprehension and Vocabulary), Language Arts, Math, Science and Writing. Course content is based on individual student need. This course may be repeated. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2016 to Summer 2020.
GUID 700Online Basic Academic Skills (0.0)Active
1.0-6.0 Lab. This course is designed for students who want to improve their basic academic skills through the use of appropriate online software. The online program is a comprehensive resource for diagnosing and remediating students' basic skills. Modules include: Reading (Comprehension and Vocabulary), Language Arts, Math, Science and Writing. Course content is based on individual student need. This course may be repeated. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2020.
HTM 701Hospitality Careers and Ambassadorship (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. This course provides the student with an overview of the career opportunities in the Hospitality and Tourism industry as well as the ambassadorships available in South County. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2018.
HTM 702Excellence in Guest Service (0.0)Active
9.0 Lecture. This course focuses on quality customer service in a hospitality business. Includes the benefits of high quality customer service, skills to engage the guest and effective strategies for handling dissatisfied customers. This course will prepare students to take the Certified Guest Service Professional (GSP) exam. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2018.
HTM 703Social Media Marketing (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. This course introduces the student to the different types of social media and how they can be used to market the Hospitality and Tourism industry. (Non Credit.) Effective: Summer 2018.
LIB 732Introduction to Online Gavilan (0.0)Active
1.0-3.0 Lab. Introduction to the online classes and student services at Gavilan College. This course will show students how to log into their online courses, find lectures, assignments and exams, take part in online class discussions, submit attachments, and view their grades. The course will also cover all the online student services available to the distant student, including counseling, library resources, records and grades, financial aid, tutoring and technical support. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2014.
LIB 735Library Research - Research Basics (0.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Students jump-start their research skills with this introductory course and learn to supplement their basic course readings with the library's extensive array of materials, including electronic books, print materials, audio books, and specialized magazine databases. Students save time, develop information literacy, and locate and use quality information to deepen and extend their learning. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2015.
LIB 736Library Research: Develop a Topic (0.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Designed for entry-level students, this introductory course provides bite-sized exercises using a variety of library sources to show effective methods for developing quality research papers. These include brainstorming a topic, concept mapping, evaluating the validity of a topic for a paper, finding supporting evidence for a thesis statement, making effective use of evidence from online and print sources and established citation style rules regarding use published materials. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2015.
LIB 737Library Research: Avoid Plagiarism (0.0)Active
6.0 Lecture. Designed for entry-level student research. Beginners are introduced to rules of college research, strategies to avoid accidental plagiarism, Gavilan's plagiarism policy, best methods of planning and organizing notes and supporting your research topic. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2015.
LIB 740Information Competency for Nursing Assistants (0.0)Historical
2.0 Lab. Online information competency modules that step through the process of finding and evaluating online health resources. These tutorials are paced with AH 180 (Fundamentals of Nursing - Convalescent). (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2014 to Spring 2020.
LIB 740Information Competency for Nursing Assistants (0.0)Active
0.5 Lab. Online information competency modules that step through the process of finding and evaluating online health resources. These tutorials are paced with AH 280 (Fundamentals of Nursing - Convalescent) to support discipline and content-specific information literacy skills. (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2020.
LIB 741Information Competency for the Life Cycle (0.0)Active
0.5 Lab. Online information competency modules that step through the process of finding and evaluating online health resources. These tutorials are paced with AH3 (The Person in the Life Cycle). (Non Credit.) Effective: Spring 2020.
LIB 741Information Competency for the Life Cycle (0.0)Historical
2.0 Lab. Online information competency modules that step through the process of finding and evaluating online health resources. These tutorials are paced with AH3 (The Person in the Life Cycle). (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2014 to Spring 2020.
LIB 742Information Competency for Nutrition (0.0)Active
0.5 Lab. Online information competency modules that step through the process of finding and evaluating online health resources. These tutorials are paced with AH11 (Nutrition). (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2014.
MATH 700Arithmetic (0.0)Active
3.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab. This course covers arithmetic procedures with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, ratios, proportions, percent, integers, measurements and geometry. This course may be offered in an open entry/open exit format. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2018.
SPAN 701Spanish for Health Professionals (0.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Spanish for Health Professionals is a streamlined course which allows the student to master enough Spanish to survive in the healthcare field without loading them down with translation exercises. Vocabulary, grammar examples, practice activities and cultural topics are incorporated to relate to the occupational theme of nursing and healthcare. Students will practice communicative survival, using key vocabulary essentials to enable them to utilize their Spanish in the daily work situation, improving their ability to interact with their clients. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WELD 701Beginning Welding (0.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course is an introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Oxy Acetylene Welding (OAW) and Oxy Fuel Cutting (OFC) and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) of steel materials. Content includes safe practices, equipment use, metal identification, and basic practices in metal repair and maintenance. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WELD 702Intermediate Welding (0.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course continues training in arc, gas, and oxy acetylene welding and oxy fuel and plasma arc cutting; as well as introduces Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Content includes an introduction to welding symbols, fabrication, and a continued emphasis on safe practices and equipment use. ADVISORY: WELD 701. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WELD 703Basic Blueprints (0.0)Active
18.0 Lecture. This class covers reading mechanical drawings, including learning how 3-D objects are represented on a 2-D space. ADVISORY: WELD 702. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2019.