Academic Catalog

Spanish for the Professions 1, Certificate (SPA1)

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Effective: Fall 2019

This certificate is designed for learners interested in acquiring basic Spanish language skills that will prepare them to communicate in basic Spanish professionally and as supplementary preparation for many professional fields, such as paralegal, early childhood education, and business.  

  • Communicate orally with native speakers of Spanish at the basic level.
  • Demonstrate basic cultural competency when communicating in a professional environment.
  • Derive basic meaning from texts in Spanish.

The College will award a certificate of competency to students who complete an approved credit-bearing career program that requires less than 30 credits. General education courses may not be required for programs that have less than 30 credits. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 3
Second Semester
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPA 150
Spanish for Business & Law
or Spanish Practicum for Early Childhood Education
 Total Hours9