ESL Proficiency Certificate

Are you interested in receiving a credential that certifies your English language skills? Would you also like to earn college credits?

Why an ESL Certificate?

  • Earn a credential that can advance your career.
  • Earn college credits that can be applied toward an Associate’s Degree.
  • Financial Aid is available for eligible students.
  • Dedicated Tutorial Assistance provided.

The ESL Proficiency Certificate provides a tangible reward for students who complete the ESL program and 15 credits of college-level courses. It is designed to motivate and prepare you to continue your studies and earn an Associate degree, and also gives you the opportunity to advance in the workplace with the acquisition of high-level written and oral skills in English.

The ESL Proficiency Certificate provides you with the opportunity to master the English language and complete 15 credits of college-level courses. In addition to receiving a credential, you will also have 15 college credits that count towards an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, among other programs. Complete Pathway A or Pathway B depending on the ENG 101 course requirement for your elected Associate Degree program. 

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English As a Second Language


The ESL Proficiency Certificate provides an opportunity for immigrant students to enhance their employment opportunities by certifying that they possess the knowledge of Academic English and the capacity to work with an array of college texts (science, social science, and humanities). By virtue of the program design, the certificate helps students complete a number of general education courses which allow them to continue their education and work toward an Associate degree in Liberal Arts.


Complete the following course:

COMPLETE ENG-112 and CSC-100

ENG-112 Speech
CSC-100 Intro to Computers and Computing


Next Steps

If you are interested in the ESL Certificate, we look forward to helping you achieve your goals. Enroll Today!

Contact Information 

English and ESL Division
119 Newkirk St.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4384