The EAL Certificate of Completion from Erie Community College verifies that an EAL student has the English, math and computer skills necessary to function successfully in English in most introductory college-level courses and entry-level job training programs.
Possible Prerequisite Courses Before attempting the degree-credit courses within the Certificate of Completion Program, EAL students are required to pass any number of the following prerequisite, non-credit courses as indicated by placement test scores:
Degree-Credit CoursesTo earn an EAL Certificate of Completion, an EAL student must pass at least one course from each of the following categories for a total of at least 15 degree credits with a QPA of 3.0 or above:
* Students whose placement test scores exempt them from taking EN142 may substitute any additional course from categories 3, 4, or 5 to complete the 15 degree-credit requirement.
The proposed EAL Certificate of Completion can take from one to three semesters to complete depending on the number of required prerequisite courses indicated by a student’s initial placement test scores.
In order to earn an EAL Certificate of Completion, an EAL student must not only pass the required courses with a QPA of 3.0 or above, but he/she must also pass the following comprehensive exams:
A student who is expecting to receive an EAL Certificate of Completion should apply through his/her campus English Department Chair one month before the end of the semester in which the actual certificate is to be issued. The English Department Chair issues an EAL Certificate of Completion after verifying that the student has completed all certificate requirements. The Certificate of Completion is issued with the official seal of the college.