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A degree in French from El Camino prepares you for further study at a university. You will also explore Francophone cultures. This accessible degree program can lead to a variety of careers.

Our French Associate in Arts (AA) degree typically takes two years.

As a French major at El Camino, you will learn the language in context with French culture.

Approximate cost for an El Camino College AA degree in French.
Career opportunities for this program are expected to grow 12.4% nationwide from 2016 to 2026.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $28,000 to $190,000 with an average salary of $71,000.

A Degree Designed for a Job or Transfer

Some El Camino students will start a career with their French language skills as soon as possible. Others want to continue their education at a four-year college or university. We can help you find success within either goal.


A degree in French can lead to a variety of rewarding careers. It's a great way for you to prepare to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree.

  • Learn how to speak, read, write, and understand French.
  • Explore the French language and Francophone cultures.
  • Get support through free French tutoring.
  • Meet most common transfer requirements.
  • Prepare for advanced language instruction and transfer to a university.
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Pursue a Career or Further Education

As an El Camino graduate with a degree in French, you’ll be ready to start a career or pursue a bachelor’s degree at another school. We’ll help you find success in all of your goals.

  • Pursue a career in education and work as a tutor or a language instructor.
  • Complete advanced degrees and start a career as a high school teacher or college professor.
  • Work as an interpreter or translator in the public sector or for a private company.
  • Discover how bilingual skills give you a competitive edge for new job opportunities.
  • Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $28,000 to $190,000 with an average salary of $71,000.

Explore Your French Studies Beyond the Classroom

As a French major, you become part of an academic community dedicated to learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom. Take advantage of the many programs, cultural events, and tutoring available at El Camino.

  • Meet like-minded students and join a club, such as El Camino’s French Culture Club.
  • Access tutoring that can help in all your French classes.
  • Visit the Foreign Language Lab for additional assistance.
  • Immerse yourself in another culture, practice your language skills, and study abroad.
  • Attend cultural activities and special events through our Center for the Arts.
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Academic Details

Learn about course requirements and more for the French AA degree in El Camino’s online catalog. Have questions about the program? Check out the World Language's FAQ.

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French Program Maps

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a French AA degree.

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Connect with the Faculty

Use the Faculty Directory to connect with Faculty in your program.

Questions? Contact Us

El Camino College French Department