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Spanish

El Camino’s Spanish degree program puts you on the right track for careers requiring fluency in the Spanish language. Whether your passion is to work in teaching, interpreting, hospitality, or other fields, you’ll be ready to start a career following graduation or to continue your education at another college or university. It’s an accessible, affordable path to a rewarding, in-demand career.

$57,405
Typical starting salary for a post-secondary foreign language and literature teacher
425
Annual job openings for interpreters and translators
20%
Projected job growth for interpreters and translators through 2029

Our Spanish Associate of Arts (AA) degrees typically take up to two years. Spanish at El Camino will challenge you to be your best. We’ll be here to help.

Choose a Degree Designed for Spanish

Some El Camino Spanish students want to start their careers as soon as possible. Others aim to continue their studies at a four-year college or university. We offer options perfect for either goal.

Spanish Associate of Arts (AA) Degree

Drawing upon concepts that include Spanish vocabulary, grammar, composition, literature, history and more, this degree prepares you for a career in which Spanish fluency is needed.

  • Develop proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Spanish.
  • Communicate in Spanish, write formal compositions, and read the texts of Spanish and Spanish-American authors.
  • Master the vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and conversational techniques that will help you develop Spanish fluency.
  • Explore the historical and cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures.
  • Prepare for additional study at a four-year college or university.

Spanish Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree

Drawing upon concepts that include Spanish vocabulary, grammar, composition, literature, history and more, this degree prepares you for a career in which Spanish fluency is needed.

  • Develop proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Spanish.
  • Communicate in Spanish, write formal compositions, and read the texts of Spanish and Spanish-American authors.
  • Master the vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and conversational techniques that will help you develop Spanish fluency.
  • Explore the historical and cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures.
  • Prepare for additional study at a California State University.

Pursue a Spanish Language-related Job or Further Education

As an El Camino Spanish graduate, you’ll be ready to start work in an entry-level position requiring Spanish language skills or to pursue a bachelor’s degree at another school. We’ll help you build the practical knowledge and hands-on skills for any career you choose.

  • Develop proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Spanish.
  • Master the general communication skills required to interact with Spanish speakers.
  • Prepare yourself for career opportunities where knowledge of Spanish is useful for continued advanced learning of Spanish.
  • Median salary for a foreign language interpreter with a bachelor’s degree is $57,000.

Explore Your Spanish Studies Beyond the Classroom

As a Spanish 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.

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Spanish Academic Details

Learn about course requirements and more for the Spanish AA and Spanish AA-T degrees in El Camino’s online catalog.

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Spanish Program Map

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a Spanish AA or Spanish AA-T degree.

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Connect with the Faculty

Use the Faculty Directory to connect with Faculty in your program. Have questions about the program? Use the World Languages FAQ to find out answers.

Contact Info

El Camino College

Humanities Division