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Seattle Central Community College

국     가 : 미국 지     역 : Washington
전화번호 : 206-934-3893 팩스번호 : 206-934-3868
주     소 : International Education Programs, 1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122 USA
홈페이지 : http://www.seattlecentral.edu/international/institute-of-english.php

학교정보 | Introduce

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학교설명 시애틀 시내에 자리하고 있는 Seattle Community College 시스템 중 중심부에 자리하고 있는 Seattle Central Community College의 부설 기관입니다. 주당 20시간 수업의 4레벨로 제공되고 있으며, 영어집중과정 외에도 대학 진학을 목표로 한 학생들을 위한 반과 영어수업과 대학수업을 병행할 수 있는 프로그램도 제공됩니다. 12개월 프로그램으로서 9달은 ESL 수업을 듣고 3달은 인턴쉽을 할 수 있는 특별 프로그램도 제공됩니다.
학교특징 매년 10,000 명의 미국 학생들과 65개 이상 국가에서 온 1,200명의 유학생들이 Seattle Central 은 일류 교수진과 소규모 정예 수업, 다양한 학습 프로그램, 학생 개개인에 대한 높은 관심 및 저렴한 학비 등을 자랑합니다.

SCCC는 다양한 분야의 프로그램을 가지고 있을 뿐만 아니라 학생들에게 훌륭한 복지 서비스와 지원을 아끼지 않습니다. SCCC에서 공부하는 유학생들의 평균 성적은 4.0 만점에서 3.5 이상의 좋은 성적을 유지하고 있으며, SCCC의 과정을 마쳤을 때 워싱턴 주와 미국 전역의 4년제 대학교에 편입하여 학사 학위를 받고 있습니다.

- 시애틀 다운타운에 위치한 유일한 커뮤니티 컬리지
- Time Magazine에 의해 "College of the Year", 뉴욕 타임즈에 의해 Best Community 가운데 하나로 선정
- 1만 명의 미국 학생들과 1300여 명의 국제 학생들이 공부
- 대학내 학생 아파트 및 홈스테이 서비스 제공
- 학교 밖에서도 자원봉사, 워크샵 등의 활동에 참여할 수 있도록 학생 Leadership Office 운영
- 좋은 성적 + 리더십 + 자원봉사 경험 = 최고의 대학으로의 입학
- Johns Hopkins University를 포함한 4년제 대학 입학 보장 프로그램
- University of Washington, Seattle University 등과 10분 거리로 가까움
도시설명 시애틀(Seattle)은 미국 워싱턴 주 킹 군의 군청 소재지와 중요한 항구를 가지고 있는 도시이며, 북아메리카 태평양 북서부, 미국 서북부에서 가장 큰 도시입니다. 시애틀 대도시권의 인구는 400만 명으로 미국에서 15번째로 큰 대도시권을 형성하고 있습니다. 도시는 지협에 푸젓사운드 만과 위싱턴호 사이 좁은 지협에 자리잡고있고, 캐나다-미국 국경과 160km나 떨어져 있지만, 토론토보다 더 북쪽에 위치하고 있습니다. 시애틀은 아시아와의 무역을 위한 주요 관문으로서, 컨테이너 처리량으로 미국에서 8번째, 북미까지 합쳐서는 9번째로 큰 항구입니다.
학교시설 - 휘트니스 센터
- 도서관
- 컴퓨터실
- 언어실습실
- 식당
- 각종 스포츠 시설
기후조건 봄 : 14 / 6
여름 : 22 / 12
가을 : 15 / 8
겨울 : 7 / 2

프로그램 | PROGRAM

Intensive ESL Program
The Intensive English Program consists of three levels (Levels 1, 2, and 3). Students in the program take a set schedule of English as a Second Language classes, designed by SCIE. Students do not choose their own classes.

Each level is ten weeks long during fall, winter, and spring quarters. Summer quarter is only eight weeks long, but the number of hours of instruction is the same as in the other quarters.

Students who complete the Intensive English Program may continue in either the College Bridge Program or Advanced English Program.

Intensive English Required Courses

- Levels 1, 2 & 3 Reading/Writing/Grammar (10 hours per week)
- Levels 1, 2 & 3 Speaking/Listening Grammar (10 hours per week)

These integrated Reading/Writing/Grammar and Speaking/Listening/Grammar classes are for students planning to study in an American college or university as well as for those who just want to improve their English language skills. Each class meets for two hours per day for a tatal of four hours per day or 20 hours of classes per week.

In Speaking/Listening/Grammar classes, students listen to a variety of recorded and authentic materials from radeo and video sources.

Level 1 includes students who have studied English in their home countries, but have limited experience in real use of the language. Level 3 is fairly advanced; in Reading/Writing/Grammar classes, students read authentic materials from books, magazines, newspapers and a variety of sources.
Advanced English
The Advanced English Program (Levels 4 and 5) is for students who want to study English, but who do not plan to continue their studies at an American college or university. Students with advanced English skills take Reading, Writing and Lecture Comprehension classes with College Bridge students, and choose from a variety of speaking and listening electives. Students in Advanced English are strongly encouraged to also choose courses with American students, but are not required to. Students who place in at least Level 4 and plan to study at a 4-year college or university in the U.S. should enroll in College Bridge, rather than Advanced English.

Each class below meets for one hour per day, five days per week. Some classes are offered every quarter, while others are offers are offered alternating quarters.

Advanced English Courses:

Advanced Conversation
Students learn specific techniques and strategies for natural conversation and they practice a variety of conversational styles. The focus is on improving comprehension and fluency in real contexts.

Advanced Grammar
This course provides an overview of and the opportunity to practice advanced grammatical structures in reading and writing contexts. Review of basic structures and verb tenses is also included.

Cross-Cultural Communication
This course provides advanced training in conversational skills and cultural knowledge. Topics include conversational strategies, cultural differences in values and behaviors, and non-verbal communication. Activities include conversation and guided listening to a variety of authentic audio and video sources and live talk.

English for International Business
Students will learn terms and concepts of business in an international context. This course is designed for college-bound students who may be interested in business or related majors or for foreign professionals who need to improve their business English communication skills. The primary goals of this course are to introduce students to current international business issues, to discuss the cultural skills needed in international business interactions, and to enhance language skills usch as business vocabulary.

Pronunciation & Conversation
Through a wide variety of speaking and listening activities, students develop their ability to pronounce American English correcity. Students learn correct pronunciation of specific sounds and natural infornation patterns in conversational English.

TOEFL Preparation
This course prepares students to take the new internet-based TOEFL exam (iBT) by increasing listening and reading comprehension, developing vocabulary and grammar skills, and familiarizing students with the new TOEFL format, instructions directions and test-taking strategies. Students will also take a practice iBT TOEFL exam as part of this course.

Vocabulary & Idioms
Students will expand their knowledge of vocabulary and idioms for comprehension(reading and listening) and for production (writing and speaking). The focus is on realistic, natural use and understanding in real-life contexts.


College Bridge Program
The College Bridge (CB) program is for students who plan to attend college but still need to improve their English. College Bridge has three levels: CB4, CB5, and CB6. The program allows higher level ESL students to continue to develop their English skills while earning up to 13 college credits, which is equal to one quarter of full-time college study.

College Bridge courses focus intensively on the reading, critical thinking, and class participation skills students need to succeed in American colleges or universities, including lecture comprehension, note-taking, and oral and written communication skills. Students in the program enroll for 10-15 hours per week of English language courses, and 2-5 hours per week of college-level courses. Total classroom time is 15-18 hours per week.

Direct placement into College Bridge requires successful completion of SCIE's Intensive English program, or proof of English proficiency. Incoming students with proof of English proficiency take a placement test before classes begin to determine their appropriate level in College Bridge.

After successfully completing CB6, students are eligible to enroll full-time in a college program at Seattle Central without the requirement of a TOEFL score or any other additional college placement test.

The diagram below shows how students in the College Bridge program earn college credits while also studying English as a Second Language (ESL):

[College Bridge Required Courses]

College Bridge 4 (introductory)
- Introductory College Bridge Reading
- Introductory Academic Writing
- Lecture Comprehension
- Two, three, or four-credit college class

College Bridge 5 (intermediate)
- Intermediate College Bridge Reading
- Intermediate Academic Writing
- Lecture Comprehension (if not completed in CB4)
- Five-credit college class

College Bridge 6 (Advanced)
- Advanced College Bridge Reading
- Advanced Academic Writing
- Five-credit college class

[College Bridge Elective Courses (college credit classes)]

Microcomputers 101, 104D, 104E, 104F, 104P, 104W
This course provides an introduction to various computer applications students will find useful in both their academic and work careers. Offerings vary each quater, but usually include at least two of the following: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Flash, Dreamweaver, or Photoshop. The 2-credit Microcomputers course is available for those in the Introductory level of College Bridge; the 4-credit Microcomputers class is for students at the Intermediate (CB5) or Advanced (CB6) levels of College Bridge. (2-4 credits; 2-4 hours per week plus lab hours).

Psychology 120 - Psychology of Adjustment
This course assists new students in their adjustment to community college resources, personal development and general study hints. This course is available for those in the Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced levels of College Bridge. (3 credits; 3 hours per week).

Business 216 - Professional Development
Students examine various aspects of career development, learn to develop positive mental attitudes and examine useful techniques for personal and professional success. This course is available for those students in either the Intermediate or Advanced level of College Bridge. (5 credits; 5 hours per week).

Humanities 105 - Intercultural Communication
This course presents a framework for understanding encounters with people from other cultures and for improving the effectiveness of your own intercultural communication. Emphasis is on skills and empathy gained from the study of deverse cultures through literature, theory, and guest lecturers. This course is available for those students in either the Intermediate of Advanced level of College Bridge. (5 credits; 5 hours per week).

Sociology 102 - Introduction to American Culture
This course focuses on unique American values, behavior and world view by comparing others' values and world views and studying the implications and consequences of these differences. This class includes field trips or service learning activities. This course is available for those students in either the Intermediate or Advanced level of College Bridge. (5 credits; 5 hours per week).

Other Introductory Social Science or Humanities Courses for Advanced College Bridge Students planning to take the Advanced level (CB6) meet with their advisors to choose a regular five-credit introductory college class. (5 credits; 5 hours per week).

High School Completion Program
Seattle Central Community College is a higher education institution, not a high school. However, we have some outstanding opportunities for people to earn college/university credit and degrees while completing requirements for a Washington State high school diploma at the same time.

Qualifying students enrolling in FAST TRACK can skip one or two years of high school and start their college/university studies right away. Students will take full-time classes at Seattle Central Community College, and earn college/university credit while completing requirements for a Washington State high school diploma at the same time. By choosing this option, students will earn both their high school deploma and Associate's Degree in two years.

Enrollment in FAST TRACK also includes access to personal counseling, academic and career planning, social activities, leadership training, student clubs, outstanding athletic facilities, the college library, computer and science laboratories, and much more.

After successfully completing their Associate's degree and high school deploma requirements, students can transfer to a four-year Institution and complete a Bachelor's degree by taking two more years of study in their major.

How will I know what classes to take?

The courses a student will enroll in through FAST TRACK are college courses, not high school courses (some English and Math classes may be an exception, depending on the student's assessment and placement). Students complete the normal Associate degree requirements. As part of the special FAST TRACK option, these requirements will include 10 credits (2 one-quarter classes) in U.S. and Washington State History. These college courses are generally transferable to a four-year institution and can be part of a student's Bachelor's degree. The high school deploma may be used as proof of high school graduation anywhere in the United States.

How will I get my high school diploma?

Upon completion of the specific course requirements needed to fulfill Associate degree and high school graduation requirements, students will receive an official diploma from Washington State, awarded by Seattle Central Community College, at the same time they receive their Associate degree. Both high school and college graduation status will be noted on the student transcript.

Short-Term Cert. Pg.
The Short-Term Certificate Program allows you to study college classes for 3 - 12 months and earn a certificate of completion. If you complete a certificate of at least 9 months in length, you may be eligible to apply for OPT.

Students choose to enroll for Short-Term Certificates for a variety of reasons. Many simply wish to study in the United States for short-term, and do not plan to complete a degree or transfer to a university. Others have completed a degree (college transfer or professional and technical), but would like to take some additional classes of personal interest before transferring or returning home.

Admission to Short-Term Certificate Programs
To be cligible for a short-term certificate program, you must have met the minimum English proficiency requirements: iBT 68, IELTS Overall 5.5, Eligibility for College Bridge 5 and Intermediate Academic Writing. Note that certain certificate classes may require a student to be dligible for ENGL& 101 or Math, and so may require a higher level of English proficiency, or possibly placement tesing.

[Short-Term Certificates available at Seattle Central]

Business Information System
This certificate provides a broad introduction to computers and information systems within the context of business. The program is useful for people who are in the Business or Information System fields already and want to update their knowledge. It is also useful for people who wish to gain a foundation for entering those fields. Students will learn how to use spreadsheet and datebase applications and will practice word processing, especially for business documents. Also included is an introduction to the Internet with experience on how to use e-mail, Word Wide Web, listservs, and other features important for international communication and business. Students will have access to computer laboratories. An optional part-time volunteer internship can be arranged as part of this program.

Business Administration
This program includes courses in fundamental areas of business administration, providing a foundation for people entering the business and management field and deeper understanding of U.S. business practices and culture. It also benefits the established manager who does not have an academic background in business or wants to prepare for entering an MBA program. Students focus on the areas of Organization and Management, Accounting, economics, and Human Resource Management. An optional part time volunteer internship can be arranged as part of this program.

MBA Preparation
This program allows students in non-Business fields to take the core Business courses they need to meet graduate school requirements. The curriculum is flexible: since requirements can vary considerably between MBA programs, students may choose to enroll for only those course that their program requires. MBA programs have many admission requirements, including GMAT or GRE scores, work experience and high TOEFL scores, in addition to holding a recognized Bachelor's degree. Successful completion of the MBA Preparation Certificate will not guarantee acceptance in any specific MBA program, but it will provide course preparation needed to meet the challenge of an MBA degree.

Introduction to Computers
Employers throughout the world are looking for people with a background in computers. There are two certificates: Introduction to Computers and the Computer Studies certificate. Introduction to Computers provides a basic understanding of using the computer and some of its software applications. Participants who are not already proficient in computing should enroll in the Introduction to Computers certificate.
Curriculum is under revision, but students will choose from courses such as HTML And Web Page Development and Introduction to Desktop Publishing.

Computer Studies
The Computer Studies certificate provides a wide range of course options, including Computer Applications, e-mail and Internet skills, Web Design & Technology and Computer Programming.
The Computer Studies Certificate requires that...
participants have basic computer skills: familiarity with using the computer (keyboard, internet, etc.) and knowledge of a least one of more computer laboratory at the college. An optional part time volunteer internship can be arranged as part of this program.
Curriculum is under revision, but students will choose such as Computer Operating Systems, Programming Concepts and Fundamentals, Introduction to Computer Hardware, HTML And Web Page Development and Networking Essentials.
See course requirements here.

Survey of Fine Arts, Music, Art
These three certificates offer options for students who would like to take courses in the Fine Arts: Survey of Fine Arts, Arts or Music, Courses are open to beginning students or to students who already have developed talent in these areas. An optional part time volunteer internship can be arranged as part of this program.

Global Studies
As the world grows more interconnected, an international view of the world becomes increasingly important to compete in the global marketplace. The Global Studies certificate offers participants the opportunity to study a variety of international and intercultural topics, including intercultural communication, social issues, international relations, language and history. Participants who are interested in entering an international field or who work in companies with multi-national companies would be very interested in the Global Studies option. An optional part time volunteer internship can be arranged as part of this program.

American Studies
The American Studies certificate provides participants with an insight into different aspects of American life. The program will be of interest tot participants who want to increase their understanding of the United States, in particular to those who interact regularly with Americans in their home country. Participants will choose from a variety of courses covering history, culture, social issues and communication, and learn how these have shaped modern America. An optional part time volunteer internship can be arranged as part of this program.

Modern Communication
The Modern Communication certificate allows students to explore different aspects of communication in today's world. The program will be of particular interest for students who are engaged in the work of conveying and sharing information, including teaching, public information, customer service and journalism. Students in the program can examine Communication theory, Technology and Language. An optional part time volunteer internship can be arranged as part of this program.

General Studies
The General Studies certificate allows students to select from a wide of classes to tailor their own program. Participants gain experience in the American classroom, improve their English skills, and acquire knowledge in many different subjects.










Internship and Volunteering
An internship is special educational work experience that relates to a student's field of study. Internships can be paid or unpaid, but, most improtantly, they give an opportunity for a student to apply academic knowledge in a practical way. Paid off-campus internships may be available to students in programs 9 months or longer.

Where are internships available?

Here are just some of the many fields in which Seattle Central students have found full or part-time internships:
- Advertising and marketing
- Arts management
- Business (general)
- Education (tutors, classroom aides, mentors)
- Environmental
- Government
- Health/medical
- Information technology (primarily web design)
- International trade
- Media/communications
- Non-profit (NGO) administration
- Office administration
- Social and human services
- Tourism
- Youth development/leadership

On-Campus Resources

Seattle Central's Office of Cooperative Education and Career Placement offers students a variety of resources, including current job postings, a database of hundreds of paid and unpaid internship opportunities, staff members ready to offer personal assistance, and group workshops designed to help you get the internship you want.

Our location in the heart of downtown Seattle means that we are a natural place for local businesses to advertise their many internship opportunities. And every year, nearly 600 Seattle Central students participate in the Cooperative Educations Internship program, many of whom successfully find internships by using our on-campus resources.
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