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An Associate of Arts in Spanish for Transfer in Spanish will prepare you for transfer to a 4-year university and provides opportunities in a wide variety of careers such as healthcare, law enforcement, education, government, translation/interpretation and more. This major can give you a new cultural perspective.

Please review our Spanish flowchart to determine what Spanish course you should take based on your skill level. If you do not meet the prerequisites for the course you wish to take, make an appointment with the Chaffey College placement center, 909-652-6239. Once you take the prerequisite challenge, you will be able to enroll if space permits. Results of the prerequisite challenge will determine eligibility to stay enrolled.

SPAN 3SS: To determine eligibility for SPAN-3SS, please take this SPAN-3SS SURVEY. You do not need to take the prerequisite challenge.

SPAN 9: To determine eligibility for SPAN-9, please take this SPAN-9 SURVEY.  You do not need to take the prerequisite challenge.



The goals and outcomes for the Spanish major include the following:

  1. Prepare students for seamless transfer to a CSU to complete a Spanish Baccalaureate degree.
  2. Provide students with a core body of knowledge in the study of Spanish, with advanced topics that provide breadth of knowledge, build on the cultural and linguistic study of Spanish as a Modern Language.
  3. Prepare students for advanced studies within the field of Spanish.


To obtain the Spanish associate of arts for transfer degree, students must complete the following:

  1. A minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  2. 60 semester CSU-transferable units using the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU-GE Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  3. No more than 60 semester units are required.


Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Recognize and use grammatical structures in Spanish
  2. Identify specific music, art, literature, and/or cultural traditions of Spain and Latin America
  3. Successfully engage in basic conversations in Spanish
  4. Be familiar with the geography of the countries and regions where the target Spanish is spoken
  5. Demonstrate awareness, appreciate Spanish culture and history
  6. Possess real world communication skills necessary for employment where bilingual abilities are beneficial
  7. Communicate using appropriate reading, writing and conversation skills




Rachel Hanna
(909) 652-6919
Douglas Duno, Ph.D
(909) 652-6921
Tamari Jenkins
(909) 652-6926
Mercedes Limon
(909) 652-6933
Victoria Tirado
(909) 652-6947