Program Description
VESL Career Paths is a two-semester program designed to prepare advanced ESL students for academic and career success. VESL Career Paths combines courses in oral and written communication, career and life planning, and computer skills to help students move into college credit programs that lead to certificates and degrees. These courses are also designed to improve the chances of a job promotion or career progress for students with employment as their main goal.

Students who have completed Level 5 or Level 6 or test into Level 6 through our ESL Placement Test are eligible to join the VESL Program. No additional testing is required.

Program Outline

First Semester Second Semester
Required Required
Computer Keyboarding Microcomputer Applications
VESL Speaking C  
VESL Writing C  
Career & Life Planning  
Recommended  Recommended
Intermediate Keyboarding English (e.g. American Language* – AMLA)
English for Specific Uses – Academic English                      Elective (e.g. Principles of Business)
  * American Language (AMLA) is a credit class

Enrollment and Class Schedule

The VESL Program is offered at the beginning of each semester. Registration closes by the end of the second week of the semester, and no new students are accepted into the program. VESL Career Paths offers both morning and evening classes.

Please contact our VESL Outreach Specialist at (909) 274-5236.
To see samples of VESL student work, please visit