Why do certificates at community colleges require English and math if certificate programs are considered “trades”?

3 Answers

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    It's fairly basic English and math. In any job, you need to communicate and do basic computing. 

  • fcas80
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    First, certificate programs are not necessarily trades.  You can get a certificate in web page design, real estate sales, medical billing, etc.  

    But nevertheless, most jobs require reading manuals or job specifications, and communicating in writing to customers.  And there is math in everything.

  • 1 month ago

    All jobs, including "trades," require basic math and the ability to read and speak English (at least in the U.S.).  If you are attending a US community college, they would not provide a certification if you could read and speak English or do basic math.  The CC requirements aren't for high-level academic mastery.

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