Program Overview

The PACE Certificate of Achievement is a multi-skill academic language certificate comprising only transfer-level courses. Upon completion, students are able to use cultural knowledge and communication skills to facilitate their use of English in academic, vocational, and personal contexts. This certificate formally recognizes the acquisition of the English language necessary to succeed in college-level courses and compete successfully in the labor market. The PACE Certificate of Achievement also assists community employers in determining the level of English language qualifications and vocational skills of potential employees.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (CA) Requirements

Core Courses Units
ESOL 400 English Comp-Nonnative Speaker None. 5 units
ENGL 100 Composition None. 3 units
Select 3 units in American Culture from the following: Units
MUS. 275 History of Jazz 3 units
HIST 108 Survey of American History 3 units
HIST 201 United States History I 3 units
HIST 202 United States History II 3 units
HIST 235 History of Ethnic Groups in United States 3 units
HIST 240 History of Ethnic Groups in California 3 units
PLSC 210 American Politics 3 units
PLSC 301 California State and Local Government 3 units
Select 3 units in Language and Communication Skills from the following: Units
BUS. 400 Business English 3 units
BUS. 401 Business Communications 3 units
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 units
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
COMM 140 Small Group Communication 3 units
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 14