DEGREES IN Spanish Transfer Pathway
Spanish Transfer Pathway Associate of Arts
By the Numbers
Why Choose This Program
Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the world, and the United States has the second largest population of Spanish speakers in the world with nearly 13% of Americans speaking Spanish at home. The United States is set to have the largest population of Spanish speakers in the world by 2050, making a Spanish degree from SCTCC highly valuable.
A degree in Spanish gives our graduates top consideration for jobs in education, health, business, industry, and community safety. With such a high need for bilingual speakers, bilingual workers are in high demand. Because of the unique skill set Spanish graduates have, nominal wages of bilingual workers are even higher than monolingual peers.
Starting your degree at SCTCC is great option to save money and get the same education as you would in your first two-years in a bachelor’s degree. All courses taken in the Spanish Transfer Pathway can easily transfer to a bachelor's degree in Spanish at any of the seven Minnesota State universities that offers a Spanish major.
Placement rate from self-reported data of employment in field of study up to one year post graduation. Wage data is from Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
From Degree to Career
When you choose the Spanish Transfer Pathway AA degree at SCTCC, you’ll save money on your generals before transferring to get your bachelor's degree. By getting your general classes done at SCTCC, you'll build a good foundation for when you are ready to transfer.
After completing the Spanish Transfer Pathway AA Degree at SCTCC, students will have a variety of essential skills and knowledge that will guarantee their success in a major or minor program in Spanish at a four-year institution.
In addition to developing and strengthening Spanish language skills, students will be equipped with several other skills needed to succeed in the workforce or further education.
Students in our Spanish Transfer AA Degree will be able to compare the target cultures and their own culture on topics relating to culture, food, art, history, music, religion, and society. SCTCC graduates can even discuss and analyze contributions by Latinx and Latin American artists, activists, musicians, and authors. We teach students to examine historical figures from the Spanish-speaking world within their social and historical background.
In addition to the Spanish language courses, students in the Spanish Transfer Pathway AA Degree can choose two courses as their Elective Credits that will further deepen their knowledge of the language, culture, and history of the Spanish-speaking world. At SCTCC we have two bilingual course offerings: Introduction to Latin American Studies and Literature from our Latinx Communities. Both courses enable students to read some texts in their original Spanish language, as well as allow Latinx students to complete their work in Spanish.
After graduation, students are able to expand their use of Spanish beyond the school setting for life-long learning and participating in a global community and can infer and explain social, cultural, and political issues reflected in literary works from Spanish-speaking countries.
- Compare the target cultures and their own culture on topics relating to culture, food, art, history, music, religion, and society.
- Discuss and analyze contributions by Latinx and Latin American artists, activists, musicians, and authors.
- Expand the use of Spanish beyond the school setting for life-long learning and participating in a global community.
- Infer and explain social, cultural and political issues reflected in literary works from Spanish-speaking countries.
- Examine historical figures from the Spanish-speaking world within their social and historical background.
- Explore Latinx Literature and Latin American Studies to further deepen their knowledge of the language, culture, and history of the Spanish-speaking population here in the U.S. and abroad.
Our Spanish Transfer Pathway equips students with necessary skills for their future career. SCTCC graduates have worked as educators, editors, interpreters, and translators. Being able to speak more than one language also opens up opportunities for students to have bilingual job options.
A day in the life of an SCTCC graduate includes working as an editor for a global company and utilizing skills taught in our classrooms. By being able to assess readings from other cultures, comprehend another language, and translate Spanish to others, graduates are able to succeed.
- Bilingual job options
With this transfer pathway, you will be able to transfer to the following majors:
- BA Spanish; Minimum transfer GPA: Cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher
- BS Spanish Education; Minimum transfer GPA: Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
Admission to Major is granted by the department. Minimum University admission requirements are a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (“C”).
- BA Spanish
- BS Spanish
- BS Spanish for the Professions
- BS Spanish Education
Minimum transfer GPA: A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
- BA Spanish - Minimum admission to major GPA: none stated
Minimum transfer GPA: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
- BA Spanish
- BS Spanish Education
- Minimum admission to major GPA: None stated
Minimum transfer GPA: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.4
- BA Spanish; Minimum admission to major GPA: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
- BS Spanish Education; Minimum admission to major GPA: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Are you ready to learn more about the Spanish Transfer Pathway program and being a student at SCTCC? Visit SCTCC for a tour or an information session.
Connect with the SCTCC Admissions team:
- Call us at 320-308-5089
- Email us at email@example.com
- On campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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Paying for College
Students choose SCTCC for a lot of reasons, but saving money is one reason we hear from almost every student at SCTCC. We’ve got a breakdown of the costs for the program, along with information on financial aid and scholarships.
To maximize accessibility, SCTCC allows you to apply once to automatically be considered for all qualifying scholarships.
The SCTCC Spanish Language Faculty/Staff Funded Scholarship provides financial support to students in any program at SCTCC who have demonstrated commitment to continuing their studies of the Spanish language and culture.
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in SCTCC course SPAN1320, SPAN2310, or SPAN2320 during the current semester to be considered.
Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated commitment to learning the Spanish language and culture through study abroad, volunteer work, employment, or other activities evidenced in their scholarship application.
Two scholarships will be awarded annually in the amount of $500 each. Distribution is contingent upon being a student in good standing.