Vocational ESL Health Care
The VESL Health Care Program prepares intermediate-advanced ESL students for careers in health care.
The VESL Health Care certificate program prepares high intermediate to advanced students (ESLN Level 4, 5 or higher) to enter a health career pathway in the United States. In addition, many students who are not seeking a career in health care also complete this program to learn about the health care system in the U.S. and to communicate better with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and others in various health care settings.
- Demonstrate effective use of key vocabulary and oral language skills related to health care topics
- Apply occupation-specific vocabulary and appropriate grammar to write effectively about health care topics
- Research, read, summarize, and present information about health care topics.
- Research and present a plan for a health career pathway.
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Complete the following courses to earn a certificate!
- ESLV 4000 - VESL: Health Care, Module A
- ESLV 4001 - VESL: Health Care, Module B
- ESLV 4003 Listening and Speaking Skills for Health Care Workers*
*This course is designed to provide advanced practice for students who are about to enter a health career training program or job, or who are already studying or working in the field.
This program is designed for students in ESLN Level 4, 5, or higher. If you are a new student, we recommend that you register for the CASAS Assessment test to determine your ESLN level.
A Certificate of Competency is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses.
Request Your Certificate
If you have completed and passed all of the required courses in each program, submit the petition form “Petition for Certificate of Competency.”
Steps to Get Started
Use the guide below to start taking classes in the VESL Health Care Program. For more detailed instructions, go to How to Take Noncredit Classes.
- Check course availability in Schedule of Classes
To find VESL Health Care courses in the class schedule, look for the subject “ESL Vocational Noncredit”.