Spanish

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480-461-7031

This program is part of the World Languages Department.

Spanish

Want a giant step up on the jobseeker competition, no matter what field your career is in? Two words.

Learn Spanish.

The career advantage you’ll have if you speak Spanish cannot be overstated. Besides having the second highest number of native speakers, worldwide, and being one of the six official languages of the United Nations, Spanish is spoken by more 30 million people in the U.S. alone. That’s one person out of every ten.

The Spanish 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:

  • Language laboratory
  • Online courses available in Spanish
  • Free tutoring services
  • Language training for specific work environments
  • Conversational partners
  • Study Abroad options

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.

Certificates

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 Spanish program
Name Type Title Courses
Academic Certificate AC Spanish and Spanish Culture
Academic Certificate AC Language Studies

Transfer

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. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer options for the Spanish program
At MCC, get an... Specialize in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts Spanish Emphasis Arizona State University Linguistics (Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University Language and Culture (Bachelor of Arts)

Career Opportunities

The Spanish 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
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $55,160
Interpreters and Translators $38,110
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $46,470
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.

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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 Spanish 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.