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Spanish is the official language of Spain and Equatorial Guinea, as well as the vast majority of Latin America. Depending on the source, Spanish is one of the top five most widely spoken languages in the world. Due to the increasing immigration of Spanish speakers to the United States, Spanish has taken on an important role in our society and is widely used as a second language in the United States. In fact, the most recent data from the National Census in 2000 showed that more than 28 million people speak Spanish “most frequently at home."

Spanish for Transfer

AA-T Degree

This Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer (AA-T) degree provides a comprehensive foundation in the Spanish language. The degree ensures the development of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills; examining important contributions to Spanish language literature; examining new ideas from the Spanish speaking world; and cultivating an openness to new ideas and an informed appreciation of Spanish speaking cultures.

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree (AA-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a major deemed similar by a CSU campus. Students earning an associate degree for transfer and meeting the CSU minimum transfer admission requirements are guaranteed admission with junior standing to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 additional prescribed units to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To earn the Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, including both of the following:

  • completion of all courses required for the major with grades of “C” or better; and
  • completion of the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE) pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.


Sara Casler Department Chair, Instructor, Spanish

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  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

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