Spanish Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree

Spanish Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree

Program Description

The Spanish Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree provides a broad base of general education relevant to language careers, and prepares students for transfer into a Spanish baccalaureate degree at Minnesota State universities. Learning a second language is a key educational component for career and personal enhancement in the global economy. Spanish will enhance your job opportunities and add to intercultural understanding as our country evolves demographically and linguistically. The CLC Spanish Department offers beginning and intermediate level language classes. You have the opportunity to build your language skills, study Spanish-speaking cultures, participate in Service Learning, join a language club, or possibly travel abroad to gain new cultural perspectives.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:
• Demonstrate appropriate class level oral or expressive Spanish Language skills;
• Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of cultural values, norms and traditions per Spanish Language, and will demonstrate basic understanding that these differences have an impact on group relationships and interactions;
• Demonstrate appropriate class level receptive and/or written Spanish Language skills; and
• Demonstrate appropriate cultural rules of interaction when conversing in Spanish.

Career Opportunities

Skills attained through this degree enhance students’ ability to become confident and competent in today’s global society. Throughout the program, students will develop and strengthen reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, while gaining knowledge and understanding of other cultures, connecting with other disciplines, and participating in multilingual communities at home and around the world. Spanish will enhance career opportunities in business, education, government, law enforcement, social services, health industry, hospitality and tourism, just to name a few. Being bilingual is an asset in any career you choose to pursue.

Transfer Opportunities

The Spanish Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Spanish bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so students completing this pathway degree and transferring to a Minnesota State university may enter with junior-year status. Courses in the Spanish Transfer Pathway associates degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs. Students should consult with an advisor for guidance regarding how to best meet the requirements of their intended baccalaureate program. Universities within the Minnesota State system participating in the Spanish Transfer Pathway include:

  • Bemidji State University – BA
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato – BA
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead – BA
  • Cloud State University – BA
  • Winona State University – BA

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

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Program Course Requirements

Required Discipline Courses (19 credits)

SPAN 1401      Beginning Spanish I (Goal 8)…………………….. 4 cr
SPAN 1402      Beginning Spanish II (Goal 8)……………………. 4 cr
SPAN 2401      Intermediate Spanish I (Goals 6,8)…………… 4 cr
SPAN 2404      Intermediate Spanish II (Goals 6,8)………….. 4 cr
SPAN 2420      Many Faces of Mexico (Goals 5,7) OR
SPAN 2425      Cultures of Latin America (Goals 5,8)………. 3 cr

Required MnTC Courses (29 credits)

COMM 2420   Intercultural Communication (Goals 1,7) OR
COMM 2422   Honors Intercultural Comm (Goals 1,7)…… 3 cr
ENGL 1410*    Composition I (Goal 1) OR
ENGL 1420*    Honors Composition I (Goal 1)…………………. 4 cr
ENGL 1411*    Composition II (Goal 1) OR
ENGL 1421*    Honors Composition II (Goal 1)……………….. 4 cr

Goal 2** (This goal will be fulfilled by selecting a course that also meets Goal 4, 5 or 6)

Goal 3** (include one Goal 3 and 10 course; must include one Goal 3 lab course)               6 cr

Goal 4**          …………………………………………………………………. 3 cr

Goal 5** (include one Goal 5 and 9 course)……………………. 6 cr

Goal 6** (any discipline other than Spanish)………………….. 3 cr

Fitness for Life (2 credits)

HLTH or PHED Fitness for Life course……………………………… 2 cr

Student Success (1 credits)

CCST course    …………………………………………………………………. 1 cr

Electives (0-9 credits)

Courses as needed to completed 60 credits ………………….. 9 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 60 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

**Many courses from Goals 1 – 6 also meet Goal 7 – 10. Credits count only once. Students are advised to select MnTC courses with multiple goal assignments whenever possible.

Program Instructors

Tracey Kloeckl-Jimenez

Tracey Kloeckl-Jimenez

Spanish Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8183
Brainerd E412
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