Academic Certificate in Language Studies

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

AC Language Studies

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Language Studies is designed to provide students with a foundation in the study of culture, language, and linguistic structures. Students will have the opportunity to develop oral and written communication skills in a language other than English.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Examine the nature, diversity and variation of language.
  2. Describe linguistic concepts and the process of language acquisition.
  3. Demonstrate communication skills in selected foreign language courses.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
201-level proficiency in a language other than English as indicated by assessment or coursework.

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students must choose two (2) courses from the list below. Prerequisites may not be used to satisfy the Restricted Electives:
AFR/ASB/CCS202Ethnic Relations in the United States (3) OR
SOC241Race and Ethnic Relations (3)3
COM163Intercultural Communication in Everyday Life3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
AHU+++ Any AHU Arabic Humanities course(s)
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FLA+++ Any FLA Foreign Language Acquisition course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
GRK+++ Any GRK Greek course(s)
HBR+++ Any HBR Hebrew course(s)
HEB+++ Any HEB Hebrew course(s)
IPP+++ Any IPP Interpreter Preparation Program course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
ITH+++ Any ITA Italian Humanities course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
LAT+++ Any LAT Latin course(s)
NAV+++ Any NAV Navajo course(s)
NVH+++ Any NVH Navajo Humanities course(s)
PIM+++ Any PIM Pima course(s)
POR+++ Any POR Portuguese course(s)
RUS+++ Any RUS Russian course(s)
SLC+++ Any SLC Studies in Language and Culture course(s)
SLG+++ Any SLG Sign Language course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
SPH+++ Any SPH Spanish Humanities course(s)
TRS+++ Any TRS Translation and Interpretation course(s)

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Major: 6237N
First Term: 2019 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 12-18
CIPS code: 16.0199
SOC codes: 19-3099
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - GC, MC, RS
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council:
Last Updated: 01/13/2020