Academic Certificate in Spanish Language and Culture

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Spanish Language and 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.

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Field of Interest
Culture and Society
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Spanish Language and Culture (CER)
Academic Plan Code
6243N
Total Credits Required
25
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Available Online
Yes
Program Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.
Students may qualify to enter higher level Spanish courses by placement or may qualify to exempt out of taking any Spanish courses by assessment. Students wishing to earn credit for any course of which they are exempt by assessment should take the CLEP examination.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of written and oral passages.
  2. Employ the writing process to provide detailed descriptions and narrations in the past, present, and future.
  3. Ask and answer questions, give instructions and commands, and maintain conversations in the past, present, and future.
  4. Demonstrate comprehension of authentic written and oral passages that include detailed descriptions and narrations in the past, present, and future.
  5. Apply knowledge of cultural norms, values, beliefs, and regional variations to settings where the target language is used.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers

$71,144

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SPA101 Elementary Spanish I 4
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SPA102 Elementary Spanish II 4
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SPA201 Intermediate Spanish I G 4
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SPA202 Intermediate Spanish II G 4

Restricted Electives

Select a minimum of 6 (six) credits taught in Spanish and 3 (three) credits taught in English

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FLA240 Foreign Language Teaching Methods 3
GCU223 Geography of Latin America 3
HIS145 History of Mexico G, H, SB 3
MHL156 Music in Latin America and the Caribbean 3
SLC201 Introduction to Linguistics HU, SB 3
SPA115 Beginning Spanish Conversation I 3
SPA116 Beginning Spanish Conversation II 3
SPA117 Health Care Spanish I 3
SPA118 Health Care Spanish II 3
SPA119 Spanish for Educational Settings I 3
SPA120 Spanish for Educational Settings II 3
SPA205 Spanish for Medical Interpretation I 3
SPA206 Spanish for Medical Interpretation II 3
SPA217 Spanish for Business Communication 4
SPA225 Intermediate Spanish Conversation I 3
SPA226 Intermediate Spanish Conversation II 3
SPA235 Advanced Spanish Conversation I 3
SPA236 Advanced Spanish Conversation II 3
SPA241 Spanish and Spanish-American Film I G, HU 3
SPA242 Spanish and Spanish-American Film II G, HU 3
SPA251 Spanish Civilization 3
SPA265 Advanced Spanish I HU 3
SPA266 Advanced Spanish II HU 3
SPA282++ Volunteerism for Spanish: A Service Learning Experience (any suffixed course) 1–3
SPA298++ Special Projects (any suffixed course) 1–3
SPH245 Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest C, HU 3
SPH298++ Special Projects (any suffixed course) 1–3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Academic Certificate in Spanish Language and Culture (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=149091).