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ESL: Careers in Healthcare

Certificate of Competency

The ESL: Careers in Healthcare Certificate at West Valley College focuses on creating an accelerated career pathway by helping CASAS intermediate level ESL students by preparing them to explore and successfully enter programs of study for careers in the healthcare field. The ESL: Careers in Healthcare Certificate provide a hands-on, context-driven environment where ESL students will prepare to enter credit programs and pursue a career in the Healthcare profession. Suggested level of preparation: CASAS of 210 or higher.

Program Requirements (128-144 hours)

Course NumberCourse TitleHours
NCIE130ESL for Careers in Healthcare 164 - 72 hours
NCIE131ESL for Careers in Healthcare 264 - 72 hours

Total Certificate Hours: 128-144 hours

Certificates are listed as hours rather than college credit (units). Students must pass and complete the minimum number of hours required.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Prepare and transition students to successfully enter credit programs in healthcare
  • Communicate effectively in written and spoken English on topics related to healthcare settings and careers, and with patients and other medical professionals.
Last Updated 7/19/23