World Languages

Programs of Study

French Designation

Curriculum
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online

Spanish Designation

Curriculum
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
Offered in the Classroom & 95% Online

About the Program

Expand your mind and enhance your life by learning another language at CCD! Learn how to engage in conversation, discuss opinions and ideas, and develop an understanding of cultures other than your own — including stereotypes and societal impact — all in another language. In addition to being helpful when traveling, learning more than one language increases your job opportunities.

An Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from CCD can give you an excellent foundation in the world language of your choice. You can work toward the A.A. degree for your own personal enrichment, to enhance career opportunities, or use the credits you earn to transfer to a four-year college or university to continue toward a baccalaureate degree.

World Language Courses

Connect with Us

Our dynamic faculty are from all over the world: China, Spain, Cuba, and the United States and give you a deeper understanding of the language and culture. Meet our faculty & connect with us!

Academic Support

The world languages department offers online tutoring in Spanish via Brainfuse in D2L. Tutoring is also available in our other languages. Please contact the department chair for details. Additionally, professional tutors are available by appointment through the Excel Knowledge Zone.

Available Online

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. The Spanish program offers 95 percent of its degree and the French program offers 100 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?
303.352.6785 | TLC@ccd.edu

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.

Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the federal financial aid application. Walk-in hours are offered every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Confluence Building, room 118.

Four-Year Transfer Agreements

CCD's French and Spanish designations are guaranteed transfer (GT) programs.

GT programs enable all college students to complete their first two years of college here at CCD and then transfer to any public college in Colorado as a junior. It is called the DWD program (Degrees with Designation). This program saves you money and time.

French

A Two-Year Degree from CCD Can Lead To a Four-Year Degree from ...

  • Colorado State University – Ft. Collins 
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver 
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado

Spanish

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado State University – Ft. Collins
  • Colorado State University – Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

Job Outlook & Salary Information

What Can I Do with My Major?

The study of any language will enhance your career opportunities in your field of study and increase your salary potential. Complete your A.A. degree in French or Spanish and then transfer to a four-year institution where you can complete a major or minor for a B.A.   

A degree in French opens the doorway to careers in:

  • Interpretation and Translation
  • Education
  • Public Relations
  • International Relations

A degree in Spanish opens the doorway to careers in:

  • Interpretation and Translation
  • Education
  • Public Relations
  • International Relations
  • Media and Communications

There are many possibilities with a degree in French and Spanish; learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.