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Community Spanish Interpreter: Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Community Spanish Interpreter curriculum prepares individuals to work as entry-level bilingual professionals who will provide communication access in interview and interactive settings. In addition, this curriculum provides educational training for working professionals who want to acquire Spanish language skills.

Course work includes the acquisition of Spanish: grammar, structure, and sociolinguistic properties, cognitive processes associated with interpretation between Spanish and English; the structure and character of the Hispanic community; and acquisition of communication skills.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs as para-professional bilingual employees in educational systems or a variety of community settings. Individuals may choose from part-time, full-time, or self-employment/free-lance positions,
or apply language skills to other human service related areas.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 73

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Elementary Spanish I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Spanish Lab 1

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Intro. to Spanish Inter.

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Spring Semester

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Quantitative Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Elementary Spanish II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Culture and Civilization

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Spanish Lab 2

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Summer Term

Intermediate Spanish I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Spanish Lab 3

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Review of Grammar

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Spanish for the Workplace

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Cultural Immersion

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intermediate Spanish II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Spanish Lab 4

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Analytical Skills Spanish Inter.

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Spanish Phonetics/Structure

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Spanish Conversation

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Reading and Composition

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Introduction to Translation

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning Seminar I

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Major Course Elective hours are to be selected from the following:

Introduction to Business

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Business Law I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Human Resource Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Child, Family, and Community

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Child Development I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Child Development II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning III

Credit Hours: 

2.00