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Dr. Kenton V. Stone


Looking to travel, understand another culture or even better take a giant step above other job seekers? Two words... learn Spanish. It is an official language on four continents and is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. The career advantage you'll have if you speak Spanish cannot be overstated. Allegany College of Maryland's Spanish certificate program will teach you the fundamental skills needed to become proficient in the language. Es divertido y es fácil!


When you pursue an Associate's Degree in Spanish you will gain an in-depth understanding of the Spanish language including how to speak it and write it. You will learn the process of conjugating verbs, common Spanish vocabulary, and how to carry on a conversation. The courses also offer you the opportunity to gain knowledge about Spanish culture and literature. Some individuals pursue an Associate's Degree in Spanish  because their current job requires them to converse with many Spanish-speaking clients and customers. Others simply use it as a stepping stone to a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Language and Culture.  


Learning Spanish will make you smarter! 

Learnign SpanishScientific studies show that bilingualism enhances mental abilities in both children and older adults. 


Spanish is everywhere.

There are well over 50 million Spanish speakers in the United States. Spanish is the second most spoken Western language in the world, and 50 million Spanish speakers live in the United States, making Spanish courses a smart choice.


Spanish can enhance your career paths at Allegany College of Maryland:

● Law enforcement

● Hospitality & tourism

● Health care

    and many more!

Course Info

This transfer pattern is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with a major in Spanish but are uncertain as to the transfer institution. The courses included in this program closely parallel the first two years of a Spanish major at many four-year institutions.

The curriculum includes instruction in Spanish language and culture with applications in business, science/technology, and other settings:

  • Beginning Spanish
  • Latin American Civilization
  • Spanish Literature
  • Reading Spanish
  • English to Spanish Translation

Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for an Associate of Arts degree in Arts and Sciences.

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.

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Career Info
This program is designed as a path for students to transfer to a four-year college or university. Many people who obtain an Associate's Degree in Spanish use it to advance their current career and be more qualified for potential careers that will require them to talk to native Spanish speaking individuals. Some of the most common areas it is needed would be in business, education or social services. Some careers to consider include:
  • Translator
  • Health care
  • English Language Teacher
  • Law enforcement
  • Hospitality & tourism
  • Immigration Agent

 *Some Spanish careers may require a bachelor's degree.

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor


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Faculty/Staff Info

Dr. Kenton V. Stone; Associate Professor


Humanities 65


B.S., Evangel College

M., Divinity, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas



Jenna Gallion, Assistant Professor and Program Chair

Humanities 39

B.S., Frostburg State University

M.A., Oklahoma State University