Certificate Program in Healthcare Spanish

Total units required for certificate: 17

Program Description

A working knowledge of Spanish will enable students to communicate with one of America's rapidly growing minority groups, as well as to benefit extensively from travel to foreign countries. Most coursework in the HealthSPAN Certificate Program lends itself to a practical acquisition of the necessary language skills for effective communication.

Coursework at the upper division and graduate level is equally distributed among four areas: linguistics, culture, Peninsular literature, and Hispanic American literature. Students with career plans in teaching, bilingual programs, translation and diplomatic services, as well as careers in public service requiring knowledge of Spanish, will find a balanced curriculum available at Sacramento State. The programs in Spanish also serve those students who plan on continuing their studies at the doctorate level by providing a thorough academic background in the language.

Students interested in Bilingual/Crosscultural programs should also contact the College of Education (916) 278-6840 for more details.

Many students find that the acquisition of skills in Spanish is a valuable adjunct to their career goals in other areas such as business administration, public administration, international relations, etc.

Certificate Requirements

Required Lower Division (8 Units)
SPAN 2AIntermediate Spanish4
SPAN 2BIntermediate Spanish4
Required Upper Division (9 Units)
SPAN 121Spanish For Professionals3
SPAN 151Civilization and Culture of Hispanic America3
SPAN 194Field Experience/Internship 13
Total Units17
1

Hosted by CSUSB as SPAN 575D.  This course reflects the criteria and learning outcomes of the Certificate Program.  It will be transferred to CSUS as 3 units of SPAN 194 Field Experience/Internship. Petition for substitution will be approved by the Department of World Languages and Literatures.