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This program is part of the World Languages Department.

Ohayou. (good morning) Konnichiwa. (good afternoon) Konbanwa. (good evening)

More than 125 million people speak Japanese. It’s a unique language that borrows the writing system of ideographic characters and even some words from Chinese. The large number of its speakers and the high level of cultural, economic, and political development of the Japanese people make Japanese one of the leading languages of the world.

The Japanese program at MCC offers two tracks:

Conversation Track – emphasizes speaking and listening skills. It is for tourists and those desiring minimal conversational ability only. Some of these courses are related to specific areas of employment, such as Spanish for Health Personnel.

Foundation Track – prepares students for courses above the 200-level at any university. The courses 101, 102, 201, 202 are university equivalent. This track is also for those desiring a balanced program. The four skills included: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Our students enjoy:

  • State-of-the-art language laboratory
  • Online courses available in Japanese
  • Free tutoring services
  • Language training for specific work environments
  • Conversational partners
  • Study Abroad options in many different countries

Available Certificate

A list of available degrees and certificates offered in the Japanese program
Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Academic Certificate (AC)    Language Studies Course List

Get Your Certificate Online

A certificate for this program is available online (denoted with a   icon above). Online learning is a convenient, flexible alternative to traditional classes. Learn more about the benefits of earning your certificate online.

Transfer to a University

A list of available transfer options for the Japanese program
At MCC, get an... Transfer to... To get a...
Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in Japanese

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Japanese program is available through the World Languages department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.