Spanish: AA-T Degree

This Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree option provides a comprehensive foundation in the Spanish language in preparation for transfer to baccalaureate programs in the California State University system in Spanish.

Career Opportunities

Bilingual: Teacher, Professor, Transcriber, Sales Representative, Customer Service Representative, Online Web Publisher, Medical/Health Worker, Realtor, IRS/Franchise Tax Board, Social Services-Caseworker, Community Outreach Services, Human Resource Specialist. In Business: International Relations Consultant, International Business Personnel, Foreign Exchange Trader, Publishing Specialist, Foreign Correspondent, Foreign Publications/Textbook Editor, Research Assistant, Importer/Exporter, Translator/Interpreter, International Account Manager, International Banking Officer, Airlines Personnel, Public Relations. In Culture/Tourism: Cultural Events Coordinator, Travel Agent, Translator/Interpreter, Guide. In Government: National Security Agent, Immigration Officer, Court Interpreter, UNESCO Official, Peace Corps, Translator/Interpreter, FBI Agent, Foreign Diplomat Missionary, Foreign Service Officer.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Communicate orally and in writing in Spanish in real life situations.
  2. Read and comprehend Spanish at levels commensurate with those of students seeking a degree in Spanish.
  3. Understand the Hispanic cultures, through the study of their history, literature, arts, contributions of prominent figures, and foreign travel.
Degree Requirements 
Required Core Courses (20-21 units)
SPAN-120Elementary Spanish I5-6
or SPAN-110
Elementary Spanish I (Part A)
and Elementary Spanish I (Part B)
SPAN-121Elementary Spanish II5
SPAN-240Intermediate Spanish I5
or SPAN-280 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
SPAN-241Intermediate Spanish II5
or SPAN-281 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II
Required Electives: List A (3-5 units)
Complete one course from the following:3-5
First Semester American Sign Language
Second-Semester American Sign Language
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking About Literature
First Semester French
Second Semester French
History of Mexico
First Semester Italian
Second Semester Italian
Introduction to Hispanic Literature
Substitution Courses
Some students may need courses to substitute for units they placed out of, from Required Courses. Course substitutions may come from List A or the Course Substitutions list below:
Linguistic Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
First Semester Spoken Spanish
Second Semester Spoken Spanish
First Semester French
Second Semester French
First Semester Italian
Second Semester Italian
Total Units23-26

To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.