Program Overview

The Preparation for Academic Scholarship and Success (PASS) language certificate is a multi-skill, academic English language certificate. Upon completion, students are able to read, write, speak, and understand English in college-level academic contexts. Students who earn the Preparation for Scholarship and Success (PASS) language certificate are prepared to take college courses for transfer, certificates, and degrees in both academic and vocational areas. Additionally, this certificate officially recognizes the acquisition of the English language necessary to succeed in college-level courses and compete successfully in the labor market.


Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, minimum of 8 units Units
ENGL 100 Reading and Composition 3 units
ENGL 105 Intensive Composition and Reading 5 units
ESL 400 Composition for Multilingual Students 5 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 4 units from the following (units must be completed from more than one subject): Units
CBOT 432 Introduction to Computer Applications 3 units
CBOT 435 Spreadsheets 3 units
CBOT 448 Using Microsoft Windows 1.5 units
CBOT 457 Using PowerPoint in Business 2 units
CBOT 470 Advanced Spreadsheets 1.5 units
CBOT 472 Beginning Word Processing 1.5 units
CBOT 474 Intermediate Word Processing 1.5 units
CBOT 475 Using Outlook 1.5 units
CBOT 476 Adobe Acrobat 1.5 units
CRER 110 Honors Colloquium in Career and Personal Development: Transfer Essentials and Planning 1 unit
CRER 137 Life and Career Planning 3 units
CRER 300 Introduction to Scholarships 1.5 units
CRER 401 College Success 1 unit
IDST 150 Honors Research Seminar 1 unit
LIBR 100 Introduction to Information Research 1 unit
Total Required Units: 12