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    Department Chair
    David Edwards
    San Juan Building, Room 227

  • Did You Know?

    The Associate of Arts Degree with a Spanish or French emphasis from PCC will transfer to any of the state universities in Colorado.

  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall, Spring

    Award: AA Degree

    Average Class Size: 15

    Program Length: 60 Credits, 4 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day, Evening, Online

    Course Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos

  • Career Information
    Career paths for foreign language degree holders are vast, and in combination with other professional training, Spanish language skills are invaluable in the medical, dental, legal, educational, and public service professions.  Upon transfer, students who have earned the AA Degree with Designation in Spanish are ready pursue the second half of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish language.

    What Will I Learn
    Learning Spanish is not just about learning grammar and vocabulary; it is learning new sounds, expressions, gestures and ways of seeing things; it is learning about other cultures and how to interact with them. Depending on how long you study and how much you practice, you will gain different levels of Spanish fluency. With an AA degree in Spanish, you should be able to reach an Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid according to ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Proficiency standards. This program introduces students to the study of Spanish and includes the coursework to meet general education requirements that are common to all Colorado four-year institutions.

    Degree Transfer
    This degree transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher education:

    • University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A. Spanish)
    • University of Colorado, Denver (B.A. Spanish)
    • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (B.A. Spanish)
    • Adams State University (B.A. Spanish)
    • Colorado Mesa University (B.A. Spanish; Applied Professional
    • Spanish or Literature & Language concentrations)
    • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (B.A. Foreign Language & Literatures; Spanish concentration)
    • Colorado State University-Pueblo (B.A. Foreign Language – Spanish)
    • Fort Lewis College (B.A. Spanish Option)
    • Metropolitan State University of Denver (B.A. Modern Languages; Spanish concentration)
    • University of Northern Colorado (B.A. Spanish; Liberal Arts emphasis)
    • Western State Colorado University (B.A. Spanish)