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Planner for Spanish (certificate)


Title of Certificate: Certificate in Spanish

Award: Certificate

Code: CRT.SPANISH

Total Credit Hours: 16-22

About World Languages

Purpose:

This certificate builds on 21st-century competencies that students need to navigate a multicultural workplace, such as communication, collaboration, and social and cross-cultural skills. Upon successful completion of the Spanish certificate, students will be able to engage in meaningful conversation, understand spoken language and written text, and present information, concepts, and ideas in Spanish. In addition, students will learn to use their native and acquired language to work cooperatively across cultures with global team members, sharing responsibility and making necessary compromises while working toward a common goal. Finally, they will understand diverse cultural perspectives and use appropriate sociolinguistic skills to function in diverse cultural and linguistic contexts.

Click here for the 21st Century Skill Map for languages.

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the national organization that provides guidance on teaching and learning in world language classrooms.  Students will earn the credential by completing the required courses listed in the certificate and by demonstrating that they can communicate in Spanish at a specific proficiency level. We will use the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) to gauge students’ proficiency levels according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. This interactive assessment tool measures how well a person communicates in a second language.  The OPI score along with the required courses show an employer and/or community organization what students can actually do with the Spanish language. This certificate will give the students a tangible credential enhanced by a nationally-recognized assessment tool that reveals their true proficiency levels.

Click here for a description of the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

Range of Occupations:

Educator

Law enforcement

Medical professional

Childcare provider

Contractor

Landscape services

Restaurant management

Hotel management

Social worker

Home health aide

Occupational therapy assistant

Speech-language pathologist

Occupations can be explored further through Career Services.

Faculty Contact (webapps.aacc.edu/directory): Dawn Meissner

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ___________________________________________

Note: There are four planners depending on your background in Spanish. Review the scenarios on the Spanish (certificate)  program page to determine which planner you should follow. Make an appointment with an advisor and/or the Department Chair of the Department of World Languages to ensure you are on the correct track.

Planner 1: Student does not have a background in Spanish and starts from SPA 111  or SPA 112 .

Term 1 (Fall)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
SPA 111 - Elementary Spanish 1  (Prerequisite) 3 credit hours     

Term 2 (Spring)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
SPA 112 - Elementary Spanish 2  (Prerequisite) 3 credit hours     

Term 3 (Summer)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
SPA 211 - Intermediate Spanish 1   3 credit hours     
SPA 212 - Intermediate Spanish 2   3 credit hours      

Term 4 (Fall)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
SPA 213 - Intermediate Spanish Grammar Review and Composition   3 credit hours     
SPA 221 - Intermediate Spanish Conversation   3 credit hours     

Term 5 (Spring)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Take one of the following courses depending on what is offered:
SPA 225 - Intermediate Spanish Civilization and Culture  
SPA 226 - Intermediate Latin American Civilization and Culture  
SPA 227 - Intermediate Spanish and Latin American Film  
SPA 230 - Spanish for Business and Finance  
3 credit hours    
SPA 260 - Oral Proficiency Interview Preparation  (8 weeks) 1 credit hour    

Planner 2: Student has already fulfilled the SPA 111 and SPA 112 prerequisites in high school or at another institution and places into SPA 211 or higher. Students who score a 50 or higher on the Spanish Language or the Spanish with Writing Level 1 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)  exam can earn 6 credits for the SPA 111 and SPA 112 prerequisites.

Term 1 (Fall)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
SPA 211 - Intermediate Spanish 1   3 credit hours     

Term 2 (Spring)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
SPA 212 - Intermediate Spanish 2   3 credit hours      

Term 3 (Fall)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
SPA 213 - Intermediate Spanish Grammar Review and Composition   3 credit hours     
SPA 221 - Intermediate Spanish Conversation   3 credit hours     

Term 4 (Spring)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Take one of the following courses depending on what is offered:
SPA 225 - Intermediate Spanish Civilization and Culture  
SPA 226 - Intermediate Latin American Civilization and Culture  
SPA 227 - Intermediate Spanish and Latin American Film  
SPA 230 - Spanish for Business and Finance  
3 credit hours    
SPA 260 - Oral Proficiency Interview Preparation  (8 weeks) 1 credit hour    

Planner 3: Student has fulfilled the SPA 111 and 112 prerequisites and SPA 211 in high school or at another institution and places into SPA 212 or higher. Students who score a 65 or higher on Spanish with Writing Level 2 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)  exam can earn credits toward the Certificate for SPA 211 and SPA 212 and should refer to Planner 4.

Term 1 (Summer)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
SPA 212 - Intermediate Spanish 2  or credit by examination 3 credit hours     

Term 2 (Fall)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
SPA 213 - Intermediate Spanish Grammar Review and Composition   3 credit hours     

Term 3 (Spring)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Take one of the following courses depending on what is offered:
SPA 225 - Intermediate Spanish Civilization and Culture  
SPA 226 - Intermediate Latin American Civilization and Culture  
SPA 227 - Intermediate Spanish and Latin American Film  
SPA 230 - Spanish for Business and Finance  
3 credit hours    

Term 4 (Fall)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
SPA 221 - Intermediate Spanish Conversation   3 credit hours     

Term 5 (Spring)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Take one of the following courses depending on what is offered:
SPA 225 - Intermediate Spanish Civilization and Culture  
SPA 226 - Intermediate Latin American Civilization and Culture  
SPA 227 - Intermediate Spanish and Latin American Film  
SPA 230 - Spanish for Business and Finance  
3 credit hours    
SPA 260 - Oral Proficiency Interview Preparation  (8 weeks) 1 credit hour    

Planner 4: Student earned a 3 or higher on the AP Spanish exam or score a 65 or higher on the Spanish with Writing Level 2 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)  exam and transferred in 6 credits for SPA 211 and SPA 212.

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Advanced Placement Spanish or CLEP credit for SPA 211  and SPA 212 * 6 credit hours    

*Student must have earned a 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement Spanish exam.

Term 1 (Fall)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
SPA 213 - Intermediate Spanish Grammar Review and Composition   3 credit hours     
SPA 221 - Intermediate Spanish Conversation   3 credit hours     

Term 2 (Spring)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Take one of the following courses depending on what is offered:
SPA 225 - Intermediate Spanish Civilization and Culture  
SPA 226 - Intermediate Latin American Civilization and Culture  
SPA 227 - Intermediate Spanish and Latin American Film  
SPA 230 - Spanish for Business and Finance  
3 credit hours    
SPA 260 - Oral Proficiency Interview Preparation  (8 weeks) 1 credit hours