Mt. San Antonio College's VESL Career Paths program is designed for ESL students who have completed the highest levels of ESL and are ready for their next steps for college and career advancement. It combines courses in communications, computers, and career planning to help Level 5 and Level 6 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. Learning cohorts enroll in a group of courses taught by ESL and credit faculty.
The VESL program offers you a way to continue improving your advanced English speaking and writing skills while also gaining proficiency in computers, college, and career planning. It is a two-semester program, and you may join the morning or the evening program. When you pass the courses for these two semesters, you will have successfully earned up to 10 units of 'Credit by Examination'. By continuing your education at Mt. SAC, you can transfer these units onto your permanent Mt. SAC record of units earned. In order to earn a VESL certificate, students must successfully pass all courses in the VESL program.
First Semester: Advanced Speaking, Advanced Writing, Beginning Keyboarding, and Career Planning
Second Semester: Microcomputer Applications, English (preferably AmLa), and an elective course of your choice (credit or noncredit)
To learn more about our VESL classes or to see samples of student work go to: www.mtsacvesl.pbworks.com