The VESL Health Care Program prepares intermediate-advanced ESL students for careers in health care.

You will gain knowledge on essential vocabulary used in communicating in the health care field, understanding verbal and written directions, medical emergencies, CPR/First Aid, safety, and basic patient needs. The curriculum also serves as a pathway to other Noncredit and credit Career Education (CTE) programs.

Learn More About the Program

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Complete the following courses to earn a certificate!

Required Courses (complete courses in this order):

  • ESLV 4000 - VESL: Health Care, Module A
  • ESLV 4001 - VESL: Health Care, Module B

A Certificate of Competency is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Request Your Certificate

If you have completed and passed all of the required courses in each program, submit the petition form “Petition for Certificate of Competency.

Petition for Certificate of Competency

Steps to Get Started

Use the guide below to start taking classes in the VESL Health Care Program. For more detailed instructions, go to How to Take Noncredit Classes

  1. Check course availability in Schedule of Classes

    To find VESL Health Care courses in the class schedule, look for the subject “ESL Vocational Noncredit”.

    Go to Class Schedule

  2. Choose which type of student you are:

    Follow these steps if you are new to PCC OR returning after an absence of 1 or more major semester(s):

    1. Apply to Noncredit
      • Create an OpenCCC account if you don’t have one already.

    2. Receive Welcome Letter via email

    3. Activate your LancerPoint account

    4. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    5. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN# 

    Follow these steps if you are a current or continuing PCC student (noncredit or credit):

    1. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    2. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN#