Academic Certificate in Spanish and Spanish Culture

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

AC Spanish and Spanish Culture

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society


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

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Spanish and Spanish Culture is designed to provide students with the essential language skills and vocabulary to communicate with confidence in diverse communicative situations. Instruction in the diverse cultural context will help students to understand the complex interdependence of language and culture.

Required Courses Credits: 16

SPA101Elementary Spanish I4
SPA102Elementary Spanish II4
SPA201Intermediate Spanish I4
SPA202Intermediate Spanish II4

Restricted Electives

Select a minimum of 6 (six) credits taught in Spanish and 3 (three) credits taught in English.
FLA240Foreign Language Teaching Methods3
GCU223Geography of Latin America3
HIS145History of Mexico3
MHL156Music in Latin America and the Caribbean3
SLC201Introduction to Linguistics3
SPA115Beginning Spanish Conversation I3
SPA116Beginning Spanish Conversation II3
SPA117Health Care Spanish I3
SPA118Health Care Spanish II3
SPA119Spanish for Educational Settings I3
SPA120Spanish for Educational Settings II3
SPA205Spanish for Medical Interpretation I3
SPA206Spanish for Medical Interpretation II3
SPA217Spanish for Business Communication4
SPA225Intermediate Spanish Conversation I3
SPA226Intermediate Spanish Conversation II3
SPA235Advanced Spanish Conversation I3
SPA236Advanced Spanish Conversation II3
SPA241Spanish and Spanish-American Film I3
SPA242Spanish and Spanish-American Film II3
SPA251Spanish Civilization3
SPA265Advanced Spanish I3
SPA266Advanced Spanish II3
SPA282++Volunteerism for Spanish: A Service Learning Experience (any suffixed course)1-3
SPA298++Special Projects (any suffixed course)1-3
SPH245Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest3
SPH298++Special Projects (any suffixed course)1-3

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Major: 6243N
First Term: 2016 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 25
CIPS code: 16.0905
SOC codes: 25-1124, 25-2031, 27-3091
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: - MC, RS
Occupational Area: N/A
Instructional Council: Languages (29)
GPA: 2.0