Degrees and Certificates
Why Choose This Program
Students who study Spanish in college are preparing to become leaders in multilingual, global communities where they will live and work. At SCTCC, we equip our students in the Spanish degree with skills needed to become a global citizen and succeed in the workforce or future education.
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 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 a good foundation when you are ready to transfer.
After completing the Spanish Transfer Pathway program 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 program will be able to compare the target culture and their own culture on topics like the environment and other contemporary issues in society. SCTCC graduates can even discuss and analyze contributions of different cultures from selections of various literary genres and fine arts.
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.
At SCTCC, we teach students to examine historical figures from the Spanish-speaking world within their social and historical background. Students will even be able to create artistic works that express and reflect issues in the Spanish-speaking world after graduation.
- Compare the target culture and the student’s own culture on topics such as the environment and other contemporary issues in society.
- Discuss and analyze contributions of cultures such as selections from various literary genres and fine arts.
- 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.
- Create artistic works that express and reflect issues in the Spanish-speaking world.
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
SCTCC has created a Spanish Transfer Pathway program that is fully transferable to any one of the seven Minnesota State universities. Five of the universities offer a bachelor degree in Spanish so if a student is looking to major in Spanish, Bemidji State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, St. Cloud State University, and Winona State University might be the best path for them.
Students can also transfer their SCTCC Spanish associate’s degree to Metropolitan State University and Southwest Minnesota State University to major in a different area of study.
With so many options of where to finish a bachelor’s degree, our students are certain to find a program that fits perfectly with their academic and career goals.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Are you ready to learn more about this program and being a student at SCTCC? Contact our instructors directly or join us for an info session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.
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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