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Northern Essex Community College
  • 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, MA 01830
  • 978-556-3000
  • Vocational Skills Training
ESOL Supported Coding Certificate Program
Program activities:

This 14-week online program for English Language Learners with Intermediate to Advanced English Skills is a series of courses taught by live instructors with much interaction.

The first course in this series, Digital Literacy, will teach students how to use Outlook to create and manage calendars, Video Conferencing applications such as Zoom and GoToMeeting, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Throughout the entire Certificate Program students will participate in supported ESOL studies to improve their English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

The skills portion of this program will include an Introduction to Python, and Software Development Using Python. Course instruction will include both technical and employability skills training will prepare participants for workforce readiness or industry certification to meet the very high demand for these types of occupations in the local labor market. Participants will explore career options and gain employability skills, which will include knowing how to provide good customer service to meet employer needs by developing effective communication strategies and using collaborative teamwork. Learners will practice coding in an online environment and develop their knowledge and skills using data structures such as strings, lists, and range sequences, as well as methods for working with these structures Students should also be prepared to take and pass the relevant certification exams. Students will build on these skills by using JavaScript code for supported data types and write simple code.

The last portion of this training will include Personal Finance Literacy. Introduction to Personal Finance will cover essential aspects of consumer personal finance consisting of budgeting, debt management, saving, credit and its history, insurance, taxes, investments, and retirement. The goal is to understand the financial system along with products offered and what works best for the individual to make the best-informed decision for their life and different life cycles. Reviewing saving plans, loan options, how to manage your credit, how to become a savvy consumer and save for the future addressing the core and fundamental concepts. This will lead to informed decisions for the future, as their careers and life evolve and change.

Upon completion students will work with a Career Coach who will provide career readiness, job interviewing, resume building and job search skills.

Intermediate or higher level (SPL 4/5) –English required.

*Required Textbook: TBD
*Please note: students are required to purchase their own textbook prior to start of class.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

English Language Learners at an Intermediate to Advanced Level

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 20
Total hours: 12
Program duration: 20 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 1
Program start dates: 2/3/2025
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
5:00pm-8:00p & 6:00p-9:00pmCareer Skills Training
5:00pm-8:00pmEnglish Language Learning Instruction
VariesSelf Directed Assignments
Other Schedule Information: Students will attend online classes no more than 3 times per week. Students will meet individually with a career coach outside of class hours for added support. Classes will not occur during holidays
Is the program offered remotely? Yes

Location information:

Additional information about location:

Fully remote with live instructors

Other requirements: Intermediate or higher level (SPL 4/5) English required. Textbook purchase required.
Anticipated outcomes: ESOL Supported Coding Certificate awarded by Northern Essex Community College Potential jobs: Entry Level Computer Programmer, Junior Web Designer
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Basic skills gain, Industry skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
Child Care
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? Yes
Out of pocket expense(s) or additional information: Cost of textbook(s) - approximately $30
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Randall Correa
Telephone: 978-556-3322
ABAWD Qualifying? No