World Languages

Certificates

sign hands talkingCertificate of Achievement
in American Sign Language

The Certificate of Achievement in American Sign Language is offered as preparation for developing linguistic competency in ASL and readiness for entering a formal interpreter training program. Similarly, it is designed to provide educational experiences at the lower division level with depth breath and rigor to ensure that the transfer students are well prepared to succeed in upper division work in Sign Language. The specific courses that comprise the degree were selected to meet the lower division requirements for transfer to the California State University System baccalaureate degree programs in Sign Language. There is a need for skilled, qualified sign language interpreters in educational and social service agencies in our region and this certificate gets you there! 

Course requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in American Sign Language

SIGN-050 - Elementary American Sign Language I,         5 units 

SIGN-051 - Elementary American Sign Language II,         5 units

SIGN-052 - American Sign Language III,                               5 units

SIGN-070 - Fingerspelling I,                                                      .5 unit

SIGN-053 - American Sign Language IV,                               5 units

SIGN-071 - Fingerspelling II,                                                      .5 units 

SIGN-072 - Deaf Culture,                                                             3 units 

 

Total Unit Requirement for the Certificate:                      24 units           

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

1. Be academically prepared to transfer to a Sign Language programat a four year university.

2. Demonstrate the ability to understand and sign using high-intermediate levels of sign language skills necessary for careers in Sign and related fields.

3. Demonstrate and apply skills and knowledge in deaf culture.

 

 

Angel de Reforma Certificate of Achievement in Spanish

 

16-20 Units

The Certificate of Achievement in Spanish is designed to prepare students for varied career opportunities, become fluent in Spanish, and boost their speaking, reading and writing skills. Similarly, the certificate give students the opportunity to show potential employers in this country and in other countries that the student has completed a certain number of courses in Spanish and prepares students with an intermediate to advance knowledge of Spanish and familiarizes them with the culture of Spain and Latin America. Enrich your worldview and learn one of the most widely spoken languages! Start your career in advertising or sales, become a Spanish teacher, translator or work in multicultural education. Work as a travel agent, journalist or in business development management. Become bilingual and work in many service related fields earning a higher wage!

Course Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Spanish      

SPAN-050 - Elementary Spanish I,                                                     5 units                                                                                                      OR                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Select one course from List A

SPAN-051 - Elementary Spanish II,                                                     5 units                                                                                                     OR                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Select one additional course not already used from List A

SPAN-052 - Intermediate Spanish I,                                                  5 units

SPAN-053 - Intermediate Spanish II,                                                 5 units

 

Total Unit Requirement for the Certificate:                         16-20 units     

 

List A Courses:

SPAN-046 - Spanish for the Professions                                        3 units

SPAN-047 - Spanish for the Healthcare Professionals              3 units

SPAN-057 - Spanish for Spanish Speakers I                                 4 units

SPAN-060 - Exploring Latino Cinema: A Critical Analysis       3 units

 

- Students who are eligible to enroll directly into Spanish 051 based on 2 years of high school coursework in Spanish may earn the certificate by taking 3 additional units from List A.  

- Students who are eligible to enroll directly into Spanish 052 based on 3 years of high school coursework in Spanish may earn the certificate by taking 6 additional units from List A.  

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

1. Become academically prepared to transfer to a Spanish program at a four-year university.

2. Demonstrate the ability to understand, speak, read and write using high-intermediate levels of Spanish skills necessary for careers in Spanish and related fields.   

 

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