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Academic English Proficiency Certificate

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Total Credits: 16

Major Number: 5842
CIP Code: 32.0109

Program Description

The Academic English Proficiency Certificate recognizes non-native English- speaking students for study in multiple discipline areas leading to proficiency in academic English, communication skills, and discipline terminology which will assist them in succeeding in personal, educational, and professional goals.

Program Prerequisites

Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.

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Program Requirements

Total Credits: 10

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements

Select 6 credits from any of the following courses

Criminal Justice

English and Communications

Total Credits: 6

MnTC/General Education Requirements


MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

Grade of C or higher in each Core course is required.

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This certificate may transfer to a four-year institution. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals and develop a plan. Students may also want to complete Century’s entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or Associate of Arts Degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate college-level reading, writing, and oral skills in academic English.
  • Engage in written and verbal academic discourse in English.
  • Develop skills and vocabulary to communicate effectively in English in their career field.

Program Contact Information

Martha Dornbush 651.779.3448 Room 1571 East
Christine McLaughlin 651.747.4087 Room 2402 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Total Credits: 7

Semester 2

Total Credits: 9


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