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Program Overview

The Spanish Language Certificate will provide students with the conversational skills, written skills, and the cultural background knowledge needed to effectively communicate in Spanish in the workplace, community agencies, etc.

All of the courses in this program are part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and can be used to help satisfy graduation requirements for Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. Many four-year colleges and universities require a foreign language as part of their general education requirements.

Career and College Promise:

This program is offered through our Career and College Promise Dual Enrollment program.

All courses are designated as general education or elective courses under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).

Program Contacts:

Laura Hudson

Spanish Instructor

Certificate Curriculum

1st Fall Semester

SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA-112 Elementary Spanish II 3

1st Spring Semester

SPA-211 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPA-212 Intermediate Spanish II 3

2nd Fall Semester

SPA-141 Culture and Civilization 3
SPA-221 Spanish Conversation 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 18 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C55370XB).

Note all courses are designated as general education or elective courses under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).

Placement Testing: Credit by proficiency is available for SPA 111 & SPA 112 through College Level Examination Program (CLEP). The examination cost is $89. Please contact the Testing Center (x3443).

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

Learning Outcomes

Students who receive the Spanish language certificate will:

  • Communicate effectively in Spanish at an intermediate level of fluency.
  • Strengthen the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
  • Comprehend text and write structurally correct compositions at an intermediate level of Spanish.
  • Comprehend spoken Spanish and respond to complex questions in Spanish using advanced vocabulary.
  • Think critically about the culture of Spanish speaking countries.

Program Costs

Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,462.50 $4,918.50
Books and Supplies $431.75 $431.75
Total Cost $1,894.25 $5,350.25

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