IELCE: Supported Occupational Training for English Language Learners

The Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) Supported Occupational Training Program will assist and support Adult ESL students as they enroll in industry training classes and pursue a short term certification that will lead to employment opportunities. The IELCE Supported Occupational Training program is designed specifically to meet the needs of English language learners as they pursue career goals in their chosen training pathway.

What you can expect 

Dual enroll in classes specifically designed to support learning in certification classes.

As an IELCE student, you will receive ample support:

  • access to career exploration classes to identify training goals
  • guidance with enrollment and assistance with navigating the registration process
  • assistance with cost associated with program participation
  • English language acquisition support specifically contextualized to training classes
  • personalized help during your program to support your day-to-day life challenges

As an IELCE student, you will be able to participate in the following:

  • explore and enroll in a short term certificate pathway
  • dual enroll in ESL classes and occupational training classes
  • improve English skills through contextualized English language acquisition activities 
  • enhance knowledge of rights & responsibilities of citizenship & civic participation 
  • acquire industry specific training and build soft skills for employment 
  • connect with students and staff that will help support training goals

IELCE: SUPPORTED OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS CERTIFICATION OPTIONS

  • Basic Auto Tech: Light Auto Repair and Maintenance

    This is a nine week program that will support students as they gain basic automotive skills. Students will complete the General Maintenance and the Light Auto Repair course where they will gain basic knowledge to properly maintain and perform level C work on vehicles. Upon completion of the program, students will receive their NC3 certification in the use of a Digital Multimeter and be qualified for employment in various automotive technician or mechanic positions

  • Community Health Worker Certification

    This is a 16 week program that provides individuals with the knowledge, tools, and resources to become Community Health Workers in various settings, including health departments, hospitals, and faith-based organizations. Instructions are designed to cover core competencies essential to working as a certified CHW, including communication, capacity building, service coordination, interpersonal advocacy, outreach, and personal/professional skills.

  • Culinary- ServSafe® Manager Certificate

    The ServSafe certification is a 10 week program that provides up-to-date information for all employee levels on aspects of handling food. This program will prepare students to pass the ServSafe®  Manager certification exam. Students will learn about food safety and prepare for employment in the restaurant industry.

  • Healthcare Interpreter Certificate

    The healthcare interpreter program is a 16 credit program that offers supported instruction as students navigate through 6 curriculum classes aimed to prepare students for certification exams and employment. Students explore different medical careers and take classes related to medical terminology , anatomy and physiology, medical laws and ethics, and transcultural health care. Upon completion of the program, students earn the Medical Assisting Certificate Specialization in Healthcare Interpreter. 

  • Medical Office Administration Certificate

    This program consists of 15 credits and 5 curriculum classes. Students are provided instructional support as they learn medical terminology, information systems, office management, medical coding, billing and insurance, legal and ethical issues plus formatting and word processing. Students learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments. Upon completion of the program, students will earn the Medical Office Administration Certificate Specialization in Medical Office Administration.

Want to learn more?

Attend an IELCE: Supported Occupational Training Information Session to learn more.

Information Sessions will cover detailed class information, example schedules, program cost, the enrollment process, and next steps. 

Sign up for an Information Session

IELCE Information Session Schedule:

  • Tuesday, November 29 at 10 am

    North Classroom Building, Room 2127
    Central Campus

  • Friday, December 2 at 10 am

    North Classroom Building, Room 2127
    Central Campus

  • Monday, December 5 at 6 pm

    North Classroom Building, Room 2127
    Central Campus

  • Wednesday, December 7 at 10 am

    North Classroom Building, Room 2127
    Central Campus