Programs and Courses to Suit Your Goals


You can earn a certificate of achievement-advanced in World Languages and Culture (see below) as well as certificates in these other languages.

Languages

  • French - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - French

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • French Language and Culture - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - French Language and Culture

    The Certificate of Achievement in French Language and Culture is designed to offer students the opportunity to discover another culture and to help Francophile students broaden theirs. It is also suitable for students with French links. The certificate enables students to engage with the growing French-speaking communities in the Bay Area and to travel, study, work or get involved with businesses in 29 different countries. The certificate will satisfy a language transfer requirement and could be used in graduate work across multiple fields such as anthropology, art, history and linguistics.

    Requirements

  • German - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - German

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • German Language and Culture - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - German Language and Culture

    The Certificate of Achievement in German Language and Culture offers opportunities for students to engage with the growing first- and second-generation German immigrant communities in the Bay Area, and to become global citizens. German is also an excellent major or minor for those who plan to pursue graduate work in areas such as philosophy, anthropology, history, linguistics or business. Understanding the diversity of cultural, historical and social contexts in the German-speaking world will provide new insights and a critical lens. This certificate will not only satisfy a language requirement but could also help students prepare for competing and cooperating in the international arena, since Germany is the largest economy in the European Union. The certificate can also promote multicultural understanding and spur personal and intellectual growth. It may open up additional opportunities for students who pursue studying abroad, since Germany is among the top non-English speaking countries in sponsoring academic exchanges through programs like Fulbright.

    Requirements

  • Hindi - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Hindi

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • Italian - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Italian

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • Italian Language and Culture - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Italian Language and Culture

    The Certificate of Achievement in Italian Language and Culture offers opportunities to appreciate the Italian language and culture, as well as dig into the interconnections between Italian culture, Latin American culture and Italian American culture. Italian is an excellent major or minor for those who plan to pursue graduate work in areas such as philosophy, anthropology, history, linguistics or business. Understanding the diversity of cultural, historical and social contexts in the Italian-speaking world will provide new insights and a critical lens. The certificate will enhance the multicultural education that De Anza aims to foster and will open additional opportunities for students who plan to study abroad.

    Requirements

    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Japanese - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Japanese

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • Korean - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Korean

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • Korean Language and Culture - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Korean Language and Culture

    The Certificate of Achievement in Korean Language and Culture provides opportunities to engage in the Korean and Korean American communities of the Bay Area or participate in business and trade with Korea. For students who already speak Korean with their families, the certificate will provide the opportunity to extend their linguistic repertoire and validate their knowledge, particularly as applied to their careers. In addition to satisfying a transfer language requirement, the Certificate of Achievement in Korean Language and Culture offers benefits for those engaging in future study or work in civil service or the private sector. The certificate is designed to provide intensive language experience by equipping students with practical language skills to function in an increasingly internationalized and competitive marketplace. It provides opportunities to develop Korean language skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as understanding Korean culture, history, society and politics. The Korean Language and Culture certificate serves students who would like to or need to have their language competency recognized as an add-on to their career skills. Many of our students are interested in teaching English in Korea through the EPIC, TALK programs or in Korean private companies. The certificate also enhances students job opportunities with Korean-related companies.

    Requirements

  • Mandarin - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Mandarin

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • Mandarin Language and Culture - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Mandarin Language and Culture

    The Certificate of Achievement in Mandarin Language and Culture is designed to open employment opportunities for local students because of the large number of Bay Area companies conducting business and trade with China, Taiwan, Singapore and other Asian countries where Mandarin is widely used. The electronics industry in particular seeks to employ people who know Mandarin. For students planning to continue their undergraduate or graduate education in business, electronics, or law, this certificate will complement their studies. From a cultural standpoint, Mandarin study is valuable in California, with its rich diversity of cultural traditions represented by many Mandarin-speaking immigrants. Many Mandarin courses can also satisfy GE requirements for an associate degree and transfer GE requirements.

    Requirements

    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Mandarin Language and Culture - Certificate of Achievement-AdvancedDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Mandarin Language and Culture

    The Certificate of Achievement-Advanced in Mandarin Language and Culture is designed to open employment opportunities for local students because of the large number of Bay Area companies conducting business and trade with China, Taiwan, Singapore and other Asian countries where Mandarin is widely used. It is a two-year course of study designed to build a strong language foundation in communication as well as expose students to Chinese culture and literature. Students transferring to four-year schools who plan to major or minor in Mandarin are well prepared by this curriculum.

    Requirements

    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Mandarin Translation and Interpretation - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Mandarin Translation and Interpretation

    This certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career in legal and court interpretation. All program participants must be fluent in Mandarin and English and have a speaking proficiency equivalent to that of an educated native speaker. The potential careers students may enter upon completion include administrative hearing interpreters; Braille translators; conference interpreters; court interpreters; escort interpreters; guide interpreters; legal translators; literary translators; localization translators; medical interpreters and medical translators.

    Requirements

    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Mandarin Translation and Interpretation - Certificate of Achievement-AdvancedDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Mandarin Translation and Interpretation

    This certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career in legal and court interpretation. The courses in this program and designed to prepare students to pass the California Court Interpreter Certification Exam. All program participants must be fluent in Mandarin and English and have a speaking proficiency equivalent to that of an educated native speaker. The potential careers students may enter upon completion include administrative hearing interpreters; Braille translators; conference interpreters; court interpreters; escort interpreters; guide interpreters; legal translators; literary translators; localization translators; medical interpreters and medical translators.

    Requirements

    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Persian - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Persian

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • Russian - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Russian

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • Russian Language and Culture - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Russian Language and Culture

    The Certificate of Achievement in Russian Language and Culture provides opportunities to engage with Russian-speaking communities in the Bay Area, California and nationwide. Russia is the worlds largest country by land mass, sharing borders with dozens of nations including sea borders with the United States. More than 100 ethnicities live in Russia and approximately the same number of languages are spoken on its territory. This country is one of the worlds largest economies, powered by its extensive natural resources such as oil, natural gas and timber, with important industries including, manufacturing of steel, mining, fishing and agriculture. Russia is also known for its arts and culture including ballet, theater, literature, cinema, music and visual arts and for scientific progress in fields such as chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics, biology and space research. The Certificate of Achievement in Russian Language and Culture will satisfy a transfer language requirement and help students become global citizens. Students of Russian will be good candidates for jobs in foreign affairs with the Defense Department, State Department and many other institutions.

    Requirements

  • Sign Language (ASL) - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Sign Language (ASL)

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • Spanish - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Spanish

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • Spanish Language and Culture - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Spanish Language and Culture

    The Certificate of Achievement in Spanish Language and Culture provides opportunities to engage in the many Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities of the Bay Area, along with the potential to engage with travel, law, business and nongovernmental organizations in the United States, Latin America and Spain. For students who already speak Spanish with their families, the certificate will provide the opportunity to extend their linguistic repertoires and validate their knowledges, particularly as applied to their careers. Spanish is an excellent major or minor for those who plan to pursue undergraduate or graduate work in areas such as Anthropology, History, Law, Chicanx Studies or Business. Understanding the diversity of cultural, historical and social contexts in the Spanish-speaking world will provide new insights and a critical lens. The Certificate of Achievement in Spanish Language and Culture will satisfy a transfer language requirement and offers additional benefits for those engaging in future study or work in civil service or the private sector.

    Requirements

  • Vietnamese - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Vietnamese

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • World Languages and Culture - Certificate of Achievement-AdvancedDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - World Languages and Culture

    The Certificate of Achievement-Advanced in World Languages and Culture offers students the opportunity to develop their multilingual abilities and to understand multicultural perspectives, so they can engage with non-English-speaking communities in the Bay Area and with travel, law, and business and nongovernmental organizations around the globe. The De Anza community is already multicultural and multilingual and this certificate will support the students of this community by providing the opportunity to formally study and further develop their language abilities. As understanding the diversity of languages and cultures provides a critical lens, the study of world languages is an excellent ancillary for those who plan to pursue undergraduate or graduate work in areas such as Anthropology, History, Law, Chicanx Studies, Linguistics or Business. The Certificate of Achievement-Advanced in World Languages and Culture will satisfy the transfer language requirement, and it will offer additional benefits for those engaging in future study or work in civil service or the private sector.

    Requirements

    Certificate/Degree Map


In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements

These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.

To learn about other noncredit programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit deanza.edu/noncredit.

To learn about other academic programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.

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