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In today’s globally connected world, employers seek professionals who have the international perspective, knowledge and skills to work effectively across borders, cultures and languages. Between the years of 2010 and 2015, the number of American employers reporting that they depend upon a bilingual workforce more than doubled – learning to communicate in another language will help prepare you to meet this fast-growing demand. Whether you want to work in the U.S. or abroad, learning a language makes you more competitive in the job market, regardless of your career path.
 
Through the study of language and culture, you will develop your critical thinking and decision-making skills, intercultural understanding, and global awareness.

AA-DTA Program Learning Outcomes

Communication Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Create, organize, present, and adapt effective verbal and nonverbal messages to diverse audiences in diverse contexts
2. Explain the active listening process and the skills necessary  to understand verbal and nonverbal information
3. Demonstrate the ability to critically think: summarize, interpret, and evaluate written discourse 
4. Write clear, well-focused and well-organized papers using documentation
5. Select and integrate textual evidence within academic essays
6. Create expository essays using traditional academic forms and standards
7. Appropriately use college-level language skills, i.e., grammar and punctuation

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Recognize a problem and identify the information required to solve it
2. Develop and apply appropriate algebraic models (e.g. numerical, graphical and symbolic) to obtain a solution to the problem
3. Explain the process of reasoning used to arrive at the solution

Humanities Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate, in writing or verbally, awareness that different contexts and/or world views produce different human creations
2. Identify and explain diverse cultural customs, beliefs, traditions, and lifestyles
3. Identify ideologies, practices and contributions that persons of diverse backgrounds bring to our multicultural world
4. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position

Social Sciences Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Describe the methods used for conducting research within the various disciplines of the social sciences
2. Evaluate the credibility of information regarding topics within the social sciences and differentiate between information derived from empirical sources and information derived from opinion, folklore, and/or emotions
3. Identify the impact of social, cultural, historical, political, geographical, and/or religious factors on behavior
4. Express increased engagement and confidence in the ability to apply course material for the purpose of improving self,  relationships,  community, society, and/or the world

Math and Science Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Select, use, or develop an appropriate model including numerical, graphical, or symbolic representations
2. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position or draw conclusions using appropriate terminology and symbolism
3. Demonstrate laboratory skills including making qualitative and quantitative observations about natural systems
4. Ascertain and critically evaluate the interrelationships within complex systems

Health Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Our students will be able to develop an appreciation of  physical activity as a lifelong pursuit and means to better health.
2. Our students will be able to recognize the physical and mental benefits of increased activity.
3. Our students will be able to examine the effects of nutrition, rest and other lifestyle factors that contribute to better health.
4. Our students will be able to demonstrate motor skill performance of various physical activities.
5. Our students will be able to define the various health components of fitness and determine the lifestyle factors for development of physical fitness and training strategies.
6. Our students will be able to identify common health and fitness myths and trends involved with the evolving nature of physical education. 
7. Our students will be able to utilize physical activity as a tool to manage stress.

Associate in Arts (AA) is the community college degree designed to transfer to most bachelor's of arts degrees at all public and many private Washington four-year institutions. A candidate for the AA-DTA degree must complete 90 quarter credits in academic courses numbered 100 and above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and meet specific distribution requirements.

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Prepare for College-level Math

Math placement is required for this program. If your math placement is below MATH& 107, you’ll need to take the following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into:
AE 48 → MATH 87 → MATH 88 → MATH& 107

Prepare for College-level English

English placement is required for this program. If your English placement is below ENGL& 101, you’ll need to take following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into:
AE 36 → AE 46 and 47 (taken together) → AE 67 → ENGL 99 → ENGL& 101 → ENGL& 102

Plan Your Courses

Meet with our counselors to customize this plan just for you. You can also search the quarterly schedule for class days and times.

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Total Program Credits: 90


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL&101
English Composition I  
5
GUID 102
Strategies for Success  
3
SPAN&121
Spanish I  
5
 
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
18

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ASTR&101
Introduction to Astronomy  
5
SPAN&122
Spanish II  
5
 
Social Science Group A Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
SPAN&123
Spanish III  
5
 
Communication Electives  
5
 
Social Science Group B Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15
Communication Electives: Choose 5 credits Communication Electives: Choose 5 credits  
CMST&220
Public Speaking  
5
ENGL&102
Composition II  
5
Social Science Group B Electives: Choose 5 credits Social Science Group B Electives: Choose 5 credits  
POLS 102
Comparative Government  
5
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues  
5

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
SPAN&221
Spanish IV  
5
 
Humanities Group C Electives  
5
 
Math/Science Group A Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15
Humanities Group C Electives: Choose 5 credits Humanities Group C Electives: Choose 5 credits  
HUM& 101
Intro to Humanities  
5
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies  
5

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL 247
American Multicultural Literature  
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology  
5
SPAN&222
Spanish V  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness  
3
PE 188
Basic Fitness I  
2
SPAN&223
Spanish VI  
5
SPAN 241
Spanish Conversation and Culture  
2
Total Credits
 
12

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Military Tuition Assistance Program
Tuition
$ 9,245
$ 11,461
$ 21,146
$ 7,246
Books
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
Course Fees
$ 146
$ 146
$ 146
$ 146
Institutional Fees
$ 672
$ 672
$ 672
$ 672
Total Costs
$ 10,214
$ 12,430
$ 22,114
$ 8,215

Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

  • Erika Gallegos
    Erika Gallegos
    Instructor
    Erika.Gallegos@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7206
  • Erin Huebener
    Erin Huebener
    Spanish
    A.S., North Idaho College; B.A., University of Idaho; M.A., Washington State University; Additional studies, Gonzaga University
    Erin.Huebener@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-8979
  • Diamond Wilson
    Diamond Wilson
    Spanish Instructor
    B.A., Montana State University; M.A., Washington State University
    Diamond.Wilson@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-8826

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Tim Roe

Department Chair
tim.roe@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-7327

Gwendolyn Cash-James

Dean Arts and Sciences
Gwendolyn.James@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-8883

Erin Smith

Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences
Erin.Smith@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-8016