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American College English/ESL Courses

The ACE Program

The following chart shows the sequence of courses in the ACE program, as well as how many units each course is, how many hours each one meets per week, and which additional courses at SCC are advised for each level.

ACE COURSE PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS OTHER COURSES YOU CAN TAKE
Beginning

ACE N42, Writing/Reading
4 units, 6 hours/week +

ACE N43, Speaking Skills 2 units, 2 hours/week

NOTE: STARTING FALL 2013, STUDENTS WHO PLACE INTO ACE N42 WILL BE REFERRED TO SCC'S NONCREDIT ESL PROGRAM.

For noncredit ESL classes:

Chapman Center
1937 W. Chapman Ave.
2nd Floor
(714) 628-5900

Intermediate

ACE 052, Writing/Reading
4 units, 6 hours/week

ACE 053, Speaking Skills
2 units, 2 hours/week

Placement test profile  OR "Pass" in ACE N42

ACE 052 students are strongly encouraged to take ACE 053 with 052.

ACE N81, Improving Pronunciation (3 units)

Reading 096 (3 units)


 

High Intermediate

ACE 102, Writing/Reading
4 units, 6 hours/week

ACE 093, Speaking Skills
2 units, 2 hours/week

Placement test profile OR "C" or above in ACE 052.

ACE 102 students are STRONGLY encouraged to also enroll in ACE 093.

ACE N81, Improving Pronunciation (3 units)

Reading 096 (3 units)

Reading 097 (3 units)

Advanced

 ACE 116, Introduction to Composition

4 units, 6 hours per week

Placement test profile OR grade of "C" or better in ACE 102.

Reading 102 (3 units)

Counseling 101 (3 units)

Counseling 116 (3 units)

After completion of ACE 116 with a passing grade of C or better, students can register for English 101 or, if they wish, English 061 (one level before English 101).