2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Community Spanish Interpreter (AAS) A55370

The Community Spanish Interpreter curriculum prepares individuals to work as entry-level bilingual professionals who will provide communication access in interview and interactive settings. In addition, this curriculum provides educational training for working professionals who want to acquire Spanish language skills.

Course work includes the acquisition of Spanish: grammar, structure, and sociolinguistic properties, cognitive processes associated with interpretation between Spanish and English; the structure and character of the Hispanic community; and acquisition of communication skills.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs as para-professional bilingual employees in educational systems or a variety of community settings. Individuals may choose from part-time, full-time, or self-employment/free-lance positions, or apply language skills to other human services related areas.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
SPA 111Elementary Spanish I
3
0

3

SPA 112Elementary Spanish II
3
0

3

SPA 120Spanish for the Workplace
3
0

3

SPA 141Culture and Civilization
3
0

3

SPA 161Cultural Immersion
2
3

3

SPA 181Spanish Lab I
0
2

1

SPA 182Spanish Lab II
0
2

1

SPA 211Intermediate Spanish I
3
0

3

SPA 212Intermediate Spanish II
3
0

3

SPA 215Spanish Phonetics/Structure of Language
3
0

3

SPA 221Spanish Conversation
3
0

3

SPA 231Reading and Composition
3
0

3

SPA 281Spanish Lab III
0
2

1

SPA 282Spanish Lab IV
0
2

1

SPI 113Intro to Spanish Interpreter
3
0

3

SPI 114Analytical Skills for Spanish Interpreters
3
0

3

SPI 213Review of Grammar
3
0

3

SPI 214Introduction to Translation
3
0

3

WBL 112Work-Based Learning I
0
20

2

WBL 115Work-Based Learning Seminar I
1
0

1

Total Major Hours: 49

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

DRA 111Theatre Appreciation
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

REL 110World Religions
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

REL 221Religion in America
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BIO 111General Biology I
3
3

4

 

CHM 131Introduction to Chemistry
3
0

3

and

CHM 131AIntro to Chemistry Lab
0
3

1

 

MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

(MAT 143 or higher)

Total General Education Hours: 16-17

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-66

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

SPA 111Elementary Spanish I
3
0

3

SPA 181Spanish Lab I
0
2

1

SPA 120Spanish for the Workplace
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
4
14

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
SPA 112Elementary Spanish II
3
0

3

SPA 182Spanish Lab II
0
2

1

SPA 215Spanish Phonetics/Structure of Language
3
0

3

SPI 114Analytical Skills for Spanish Interpreters
3
0

3

SPI 213Review of Grammar
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2-3
2-3

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
14-15
4-5
16-17

Summer Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
SPA 211Intermediate Spanish I
3
0

3

SPA 281Spanish Lab III
0
2

1

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
6
2
7

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
SPA 141Culture and Civilization
3
0

3

SPI 113Intro to Spanish Interpreter
3
0

3

SPI 214Introduction to Translation
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
9
0
9

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

SPA 161Cultural Immersion
2
3

3

SPA 212Intermediate Spanish II
3
0

3

SPA 282Spanish Lab IV
0
2

1

SPA 221Spanish Conversation
3
0

3

SPA 231Reading and Composition
3
0

3

WBL 112Work-Based Learning I
0
20

2

WBL 115Work-Based Learning Seminar I
1
0

1

Total Credit Hours:
15
25
19

*See “Course and Hour Requirements”

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-66