Japanese

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Contact World Languages Department

Department Phone

480-461-7031

This program is part of the World Languages Department.

Japanese

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

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Transfer Options for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Certificate

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Japanese program
Name Type Title Courses
Academic Certificate AC Language Studies

Transfer Option

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination.

Below is a transfer option that may be available to you. Please contact Academic Advisement to learn more.

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

Career Opportunities

The Japanese program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $82,210
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Meet with an Advisor

Become a Student

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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.