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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Jul 19, 2019
 
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] [Archived Catalog]

English Literacy for Career and Technical Education (ELCATE) (8503) (N.C.)


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Non-Degree Seeking

Mission/Purpose

ELCATE is an integrated education and training program which provides English language instruction to adult English language learners (ELLs) who simultaneously enroll in ELCATE and a career and technical certificate program. Students that meet the language and academic requirements may enroll in ELCATE as an integrated education and training program for Florida's Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (FICAPS).

The Program

ELCATE is comprised of two levels that correspond to National Reporting System (NRS) EFLs 5 and 6. One Literacy Completion Point (LCP) is awarded for each EFL completed. Completion of EFLs must be measured by approved assessments in accordance with Rule 6A‐6.014, FAC. Please view the Adult Education technical papers for additional information on assessment procedures and approved assessments.

Students cannot be enrolled in Adult ESOL and ELCATE at the same time. Only students who meet the language and academic requirements to enter a career and technical education (CTE) program should be enrolled in ELCATE. Students who are continuing their enrollment in Adult ESOL and are at level 5 or 6 but do not have a goal of enrolling in CTE should remain in Adult ESOL. Students who are new to the program and test into level 5 or 6 but do not have a goal of enrolling in CTE should be enrolled in Adult ESOL.

Need More Information? Contact:

Downtown Campus ESOL Office
101 West State Street, Building A, Room 2101
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 633-8360

More Information Online

Florida Department of Education: Adult Education
Florida Department of Education: Adult Education Technical Assistance Papers

Curriculum


Professional Coursework

Program Hours: 320 (Maximum Recommended Hours: 1,300)

The program's recommended length is 1,300 contact hours. A maximum of 1,300 hours may be funded (state) per each reportable year for an adult education student. However, this should not prevent students from receiving instruction beyond the 1,300 hours if needed. For example, a college may report 1,500 instructional hours but only 1,300 hours will be used in the funding calculation.

Total Contact Hours: 320

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded a certificate of completion, students must have met the following requirements.

Adult High School
  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Complete requirements for adult high school students (per State Board Rule 6A-6.020) as specified in the Florida Course Code Directory and the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Adult High School Technical Assistance paper.
  3. Students enrolled in the Adult High School must complete and earn a minimum of two (2) high school credits at FSCJ to meet graduation requirements (including increasing the student's grade point average and passing the state approved assessment) and receive a State of Florida standard diploma.
Applied Academics for Adult Education
  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Complete requirements for currently enrolled CTE program and meet one of the basic skill exemptions (per State Board Rule 6A.10.040). 
High School Equivalency
  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Students enrolled in the High School Equivalency program must pass the full battery (Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies) of the 2014 GED® test with the required minimum passing score:
    • (145-164) - Pass / High School Equivalency
    • (165-174) - GED® College Ready
    • (175-200) - GED® College Ready + Credit (Articulation conversations are in-progress)
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Earn a CASAS score that meets or exceeds the program's exit requirement.
    • For ESOL series ELL 0115 - ELL 0615, a student must earn a CASAS score in his/her designated student category of Listening or Reading that places him/her out of Advanced level. This student will receive a certificate for ESOL completion.
    • For College and Career Readiness, a student must pass the CCR departmental exam.  If successful, they will receive an instructor recommendation to take the Accuplacer CPTL which places the student in English for Academic Purposes. This student will receive a certificate of completion for College and Career Readiness.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  1. A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements.
  2. Students who enter under the (2018/2019) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2018/2019 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees and FLDOE may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have pre-requisite requirements listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

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