Required Courses to Complete the EAP Program
Placement is determined based on the Accuplacer ESL test, an interview with an EAP advisor, and some students may be required to take a writing assessment to determine placement. Students may not be required to complete all four levels, depending on level of placement at the time of application.
Both required classes that complete one level (reading and composition: 5-credit hours/80 contact hours per course) can be completed in one semester. Therefore, if a student places in Level 1 and takes both reading and writing each semester and successfully completes each one (a grade average of 80 percent or higher), then the student can complete all four levels in four semesters. In the same way, if a student places in Level 4 and takes both classes at the same time and has a grade average in reading and writing of 80 percent or higher at the end of the semester, then the student can complete the program in one semester.
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4|
EFL 071 Reading I
EFL 091 Composition I
EFL 072 Reading II
EFL 092 Composition I
EFL 073 Reading III
EFL 093 Composition III
EFL 074 Reading IV
EFL 094 Composition IV
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Since the required courses total 10 credit hours (5-credit hours per class), a student on an F-1 Visa would need to take one or two additional courses (see below for details) to fulfill the full-time status needed for the visa.
Additional Language Courses
Electives are also offered in the EAP program and can be taken as indicated based on the students’ level and needs. A student may choose any course from the list as long as it is at or below the level placed or completed. All elective courses are 5 credit hours (80 contact hours per course), with the exception of EFL 055, which is 3 credit hours (48 contact hours).
Additional Course Options outside of the EAP Program
While students are completing the EAP program, there are courses outside of the program that they may take, depending on their chosen program of study (major) once they enter or are placed into Level 3.
*Some of these include courses within Architecture, Automotive, Information Technologies, Early Childhood Education.
Course credit hours vary based on the courses chosen. This information is available in the Course Descriptions/Course Outlines section of the web site. Current students can also find this information in Self-Service.
Cost Structure of the EAP Program
The EAP program is credit-bearing and curriculum based. Each EFL course is five credits with the exception of EFL 055, which is 3 credit hours. Tuition charges are based on the number of credit hours and residency status (in-state or out-of-state). Students can use Durham Tech’s Tuition and Fees Calculation Chart to determine how much the tuition will be per semester. These courses are financial aid eligible. Some students whose residency is out-of-state may qualify for employer or non-profit sponsorship.