Fundamentals of Spanish vocabulary and grammar.
Intermediate conversational Spanish.
Cultural aspects of Spanish and its diverse use globally.
Reading of modern Spanish prose (short stories, news reports, magazine articles).
Translation of textual sources.
Advanced conversational practice.
Professional practice toward interaction with consumers and in the workplace.
The Spanish certificate is designed for students to complete an intermediate level of Spanish language. Course work is available online, face-to-face, and through a hybrid learning environment.
The certificate is suitable for students who wish to enhance their career opportunities with a credential in Spanish language and/or transfer to a four-year institution. It is suitable for students with no prior Spanish instruction or the student who has completed beginning Spanish in high school. The courses closely parallel the first two years of Spanish courses in a Spanish program and advanced entry is possible with credit-by-exam.
The certificate may be applied to an Associate of Science Degree in General Studies and to the Associate of Arts Degree in Arts and Sciences – Area of Concentration in English. Check with your advisor and the Student Success Center to ensure specific course transferability. Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for a certificate in Spanish.
Prepare students in knowledge and skills of human expression for the purpose of transfer to institutions of higher education and/or to promote greater opportunity in the workforce.
Foster student competency in interpersonal skills and cultural literacy.
Introduce and reinforce skills in critical thinking to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate demonstrations of human expression of written/oral/artistic means.
Demonstrate proficiency and correct usage and understanding of Spanish grammatical structures through reading and writing.
Demonstrate a general understanding of aspects of Hispanic culture and recognize its diversity.
Demonstrate Spanish conversational intermediate ACTFL oral skills.
Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of Spanish.