The benefits of learning a second language go far beyond just being able to speak to people in other parts of the world. In fact, research shows that it can improve your primary language skills, boost your memory, build self-confidence, expand your ability to multi-task, and even stall the onset of dementia.

The LCCC Foreign Languages program offers a one-year certificate, but many classes in this program can also apply to other programs in the Liberal & Creative Arts pathway. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.

Spanish One-Year Certificate

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. Knowing Spanish can broaden your cultural knowledge, make travel easier, and improve your employment prospects.

Earning the one-year certificate in Spanish from LCCC provides documented evidence of your persistence and academic accomplishment. It may also prepare you for further academic work as a Spanish major at a four-year institution. With advanced training and fluency, you may teach Spanish in secondary education, work abroad, or become an interpreter/translator.

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Earn a Bachelor’s Degree – On LCCC’s Campus

Foreign Language courses transfer easily to these University Partnership programs: 

 Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Cleveland State University

 Explore Foreign Language Courses from The Ohio State University   

Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university

Getting started while you’re still in high school

You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.

The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students. 

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!

   Learn more about earning college credit in high school.