C.C., Non Credit English As A Second Language - Level I
C.C., Non Credit English As A Second Language - Level II
C.C., Non Credit English As A Second Language - Level III
C.C., Non Credit English As A Second Language - Level IV

C.C., Non Credit Academic ESL
C.C., Non Credit ESL: Grammar
C.C., Noncredit ESL: Listening and Speaking for English Speakers of Other Languages


English as a Second Language (ESL) is a discipline that focuses on language instruction for speakers of other languages in reading, writing, grammar, speaking and listening. Beginning level classes offer foundational instruction in English language skills, and the intermediate to advanced courses prepare students for degree-applicable English and other mainstream college coursework. The ESL program helps students develop and improve their English language skills so that they may achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals as well as participate more effectively in their communities. Students who successfully complete a designated sequence of courses within the program can be eligible for the Intermediate and/or the Advanced Certificate of Specialization in ESL. Associate degree and certificate programs A Certificate Program is designed for students who desire specific training to meet an immediate occupational or personal goal, or for promotion or lateral transfer within their existing field of employment. To qualify for a Certificate of Achievement or a Certificate of Specialization, a student must:

1) complete all courses required for the Certificate with an overall grade point average of 2.0,

2) earn at least 12 units in residency at Cuesta and

3) submit a Certificate Application to Admissions and Records.

Degree/Certificate Types:
A.A. - Associate in Arts C.A. - Certificate of Achievement
A.S. - Associate in Science C.S. - Certificate of Specialization
A.A.-T. - Associate in Arts for Transfer C.C. - Certificate of Completion (Non Credit)
A.S.-T. - Associate in Science for Transfer