Program Overview

An Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer (AA-T) from Skyline College is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus with a major in Spanish, or similar major, or to enter the workforce. The Spanish for Transfer (AA-T) is designed to facilitate the successful transfer to baccalaureate Spanish degree programs within the CSU system and will provide students with the lower division breadth and depth in the field. The program is designed to strengthen and develop skills in critical reading, writing, thinking and research through the study of language, literature, writing, culture and related disciplines. The program will produce competent and confident readers and writers, well-equipped to transfer to the California State University.

Students completing an AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements. A grade of "C" or better, or "Pass" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

To earn an AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
  3. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "P" (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students should consult with their counselor before enrolling in a major course on a Pass/No Pass basis, as some CSUs may have limitations on which major courses can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUSTcomplete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral Communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Note: Students do not need to complete the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements. For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (18-20 units) Units
SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 120 Advanced Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 130 Intermediate Spanish 4 units
OR
SPAN 220 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 5 units
AND
SPAN 140 Advanced Intermediate Spanish 4 units
OR
SPAN 230 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 5 units
List A (5 units) Units
SPAN 160 Readings in Literature in Spanish 5 units
Total Required Major Units: 19 - 23

NOTE: If a student places out of any required core course and is not awarded units for that course, the student will need to take additional units to compensate for the units required to reach at least 19 units in the major. Students should consult a Skyline College counselor for assistance in determining appropriate course substitutions. For assistance in determining an appropriate Spanish course level placement, students should consult the World Languages Program Coordinator. Visit the Skyline College World Languages webpage for additional information.

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),

OR

  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Up to (6) major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.