Awards and Certificates

Department Awards

Academic Command of English (ACE) Award: Completion with a "C" or better of all Level 4 ESL courses (ESL 924 + ESL 914)

English for the Workforce (EFW) Award: Completion with a  "C" of better of all Level 1 ESL courses (ESL 921+ ESL 911)

To petition, visit the ESL Office located in building 3, office 147.  


College Certificate

Preparation for Academic Scholarship and Success (PASS) Certificate: Completion with a "C" or better of ESL 400 + English 100 + 4 units of selective requirements

To petition, visit the Counseling Department located in building 9, first floor. 


Gainful Employment Disclosure

View Gainful Employment Disclosure Information, which contains key gainful employment outcomes for graduates from Cañada's certificate programs, including estimates of the costs of tuition, books and supplies, and fees; average student loan debt; and normal time to completion of the certificate.


Cañada College offers lower division coursework required for transfer in this area of study. Students should use PROJECT ASSIST ( to research lower division major requirements at the transfer destination(s) of their choice. Also, work with a Counselor/Advisor to determine appropriate transfer coursework.