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

Approximate cost for an El Camino College AA degree in Japanese
Career opportunities for this program are expected to grow 14.8% 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 $68,000

A Degree Designed for a Job or Transfer

Some El Camino students will start a career with their Japanese 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.

Japanese Associate in Arts (AA) Degree

A degree in Japanese from El Camino 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 Japanese.
  • Explore Japanese language, art, and culture.
  • Get support through free Japanese tutoring.
  • Prepare for advanced language instruction and transfer to a university. 

Pursue a Career or Further Education

As an El Camino graduate with a degree in Japanese, 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 $68,000.

Explore Your Japanese Studies Beyond the Classroom

As a Japanese major, you become part of an academic community that provides learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Meet like-minded students and join a club.
  • Access tutoring that can help in all your Japanese 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 Japanese AA degree in El Camino’s online catalog.

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Japanese Program Maps

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a Japanese AA degree on El Camino’s Guided Pathways site.

Contact Info

El Camino College

Japanese Department