Spanish and Latino Cultures for Health Professionals, Certificate

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The certificate in Spanish and Latino Cultures for Health Professionals is a 12-credit sequence of courses designed to prepare future professionals to serve Spanish-speaking clients in a healthcare setting by developing functional and technical Spanish language skills and cultural awareness about US Latinos. Students must take 9 credits from the following sequence of courses, depending on their level at the time they begin the program: SPA 220-Medical Spanish; SPA 210 - Spanish IV: Latino America; SPA 301- Spanish Conversation; SPA 305-Spanish Composition and Conversation for Heritage Learners, and SPA 410 - Theory and Practice of Translation. All students are required to take SPA 315-Spanish for the Professions.

Students may earn 3 waiver credits by proving an intermediate-low proficiency level on STAMP test and 6 waiver credits by proving an intermediate-mid proficiency level on STAMP test. An exit exam proving an intermediate-high level proficiency is required to earn the certificate.

This program is not eligible for financial aid (Title IV and/or State funds).

Please note: The certificate in Spanish and Latino Cultures for Health Professionals is not a VA approved program. This means that veterans or other eligible persons will not be able to use VA benefits to supplement the cost of this program.

Certificate in Spanish and Latino Cultures for Health Professionals - 12 Credits

SPA 315 - Spanish for the Professions

Select 3 courses from: 
SPA 210 - Spanish IV: Latino America
SPA 220 - Medical Spanish
SPA 301 - Conversation
SPA 305 - Composition and Conversation for Heritage Learners
SPA 410 - Theory and Practice of Translation