Vocational ESL (VESL) Career Paths Program

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 complete this program earn both a VESL Career Paths Certificate of Competency and a General Office Skills Certificate of Completion.


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.

Enrollment and Class Schedule

The VESL Program is offered at the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters. 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.  For more information, please contact the VESL Program.

    • VESL 1 - First Semester
      Required Courses: (Students are required to enroll in and attend all four courses.)
      • VESL Speaking
      • VESL Writing
      • Office Management Skills
      • Career & Life Planning
    • VESL 2 - Second Semester
      Required Courses:
      • Microcomputer Applications
      Recommended Courses:
      • English (e.g. AMLA - American Language*)
      • Elective (e.g. Principles of Business)
        * American Language (AMLA) is a credit class

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