Course Descriptions

English As a Second Language - ESL
Course Classification

Courses numbered 1-49 — are baccalaureate level (transfer) courses. Courses thus numbered are transferable to four- year institutions. Agriculture courses are designed to parallel the work taught in similar courses at California Polytechnic State University or at California State University, Fresno but may not carry the same number.

Courses numbered 50-99 — are associate degree level courses. Courses thus numbered are primarily for the student who does not plan to continue his/her education beyond the community college level; however, occupational education courses may transfer according to articulation agreements. Complete information on articulation is available through the Counseling Center.

Courses Numbered 100-201 — are non-transfer and are non-degree applicable; they are skill building or remedial.

Abbreviations for Degree, Non-Degree, and Transfer Courses

The following abbreviations designate degree applicable, transfer, and non-degree applicable courses:
(AA) Associate Degree
(CSU) Transferable to California State University System
(UC) Transferable to University of California System
(NDA) Non-Degree Applicable

  • ESL-110
  • ESL Bridge
  • Credit(s) 1

ESL Bridge
ESL 110 is designed to help English Language Learners succeed in ENG 100. In this class, students will examine the readings and assignments of ENG 100 and learn strategies for reading and writing critically.

Class Hours:
54 Laboratory
  • ESL-200
  • Integrated Skills
  • Credit(s) 4

Integrated Skills
ESL 200 is designed to prepare the intermediate English Language Learner for successful placement into ENG 100. Content includes, but is not limited to, parts of speech, sentence structure, listening and reading comprehension, and vocabulary building. A

Class Hours:
72 Lecture
TOEFL IBT score of 37 or above and/or IELTS 4.0/4.5