Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer
AA-T in Spanish
The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer (AA-T in Spanish) is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU institution for students who plan to transfer and complete a CSU major or baccalaureate degree in Spanish.
California Community College students who are awarded an Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer (AA-T in Spanish) with a completion of 60 semester units/ completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE Breadth are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system.
Priority admission is considered to their local CSU institution or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or institutions.
The Spanish department offers courses that serve as a basis for broad liberal education, for advanced degrees and further study in languages, linguistics, English Literature, as preparation for a teaching credential.
It is also supplementary preparation for many professional fields including: emergency services, the legal and medical professions, social work, Business, Hospitality Management, information technology, foreign service, public relations, journalism, translation, and interpretation.
Training in the Spanish language is widely considered essential preparation for teachers in California's public schools. Upon completing the program the student will acquire a level of competence in Spanish (reading, writing, listening, speaking) that will increase marketability or enhance job performance in professions where knowledge of the Spanish language is necessary or helpful.
The student will also be prepared for upper division coursework in Spanish at a four-year university.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will compare and contrast cultural topics such as colonization, geography, nationality, ethnicity, politics, worldviews, and/or socioeconomic disparities within the Spanish-speaking world. • Students will express ideas clearly and accurately in writing at the intermediate level of proficiency (at a minimum) consistent with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines on proficiency in a foreign language through written compositions and essays.
- Students will demonstrate speaking skills at the intermediate level of proficiency (at a minimum) consistent with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines on proficiency in a foreign language by completion of an oral interview.
- Students will demonstrate listening comprehension at the intermediate level of proficiency (at a minimum) consistent with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines on proficiency in a foreign language by responding appropriately to written and spoken expressions in Spanish.
- Students will demonstrate reading comprehension at the intermediate level of proficiency (at a minimum) consistent with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines on proficiency in a foreign language by responding appropriately to written questions based on reading passages in Spanish.
What is an AA-T?
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for student who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these transfer degrees:
- will earn an Associate's Degree from Mission College;
- are guaranteed admission to a similar major at a campus in the CSU system;
- will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU;
- and will not have to complete more than 60 units after transfer.
A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found at
Meet the Following Requirements
- Completion of the following major courses with grades of C or P or better.
- Completion of a maximum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- Certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-B) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
- Completing courses that satisfy CSU’s U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement prior to transfer is highly recommended.
- Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change. Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.
Core Curriculum Courses Required
Select One (1) of the Following
|ANT 003||Cultural Anthropology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|ENG 013||Chicana/o-Latina/o Literature (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 016A||Hispanic Roots and Culture (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|SPA 050A||Basic Conversational Spanish and Culture (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|SPA 050B||Basic Conversational Spanish and Culture (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
IMPORTANT NOTE: If a student places out of any core course(s) and is not awarded units for that course, the student will need to take additional units to compensate for the course/units required to reach at least 18 units in the major (Title 5 regulations). Suggested course substitutions include courses in List A not already selected, a Chicano/Latino studies, history, literature or film course, COM 012 or the following approved C-ID courses: C-ID ANTH 120, C-ID SOCI 110, C-ID SOCI 150, C-ID SOCI 140.
Required Units for the Major
|Required Units for the Major||23.0|
|GE and Electives as Needed to Reach 60 Units.|
|Total Required Units||60.0|
Spanish Major Careers and Transfer Options
- Learning the 5 C's -- Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons and Community
- Proper Pronunciation
- Understanding the meaning
- Appreciation for other cultures
- Research and problem solving
Select Jobs in the Field
- Language Analysis
- Civil and Foreign Service
- Law Enforcement and Intelligence
- Journalism and Broadcasting
- Teacher Both in U.S. and Overseas