The Associate of Arts in Spanish for Transfer provides transfer majors with a strong foundation not only in the four basic language skills (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing), but also in the civilization and cultures of Spain and Latin America. The degree emphasizes the acquisition of communicative competence and the development of intercultural awareness, appreciation and understanding. Completion of the Spanish: Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) will prepare you to meet minimum lower division admission requirements (60 transferable units) for transfer to a California State University (CSU)or the University of California (UC). For transfer to a UC, please consult with a counselor for additional courses that may be needed. The Spanish program map bel ow includes all of your major coursework and recommended general education courses by term that is needed to fulfill your degree and transfer requirements. 

Spanish - ADT (CSU and UC)

0-15 units


Fall/Spring Units
English 1A/ 1AH 4
Math 12/ 12H or 25 4
Sociology 12 or Guidance 47 or 48 or Academic Literacy and Reading 3 3
Spanish 1 or 2* or 3* or 4* 5
*See Department of World Languages Placement Exam for more information
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Communication Studies 1/ 1H or 6 or 9/ 9H 3
16-30 units
Fall/spring Units
Communication Studies 12 or History 25 3
English 1B/ 1BH  4
Spanish 2* or 3* or 4* 5
Spanish 11 or 12 3
*See Department of World Languages Placement Exam for more information
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Anthropology 1/1H 3
31-45 units
Fall/spring Units
Art History 13 or 14 3
Sociology 10 3
Spanish 3* or 4* 5
Spanish 11 or 12 3
*See Department of World Languages Placement Exam for more information
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Political Science 1/ 1H 3
45-60+ units
Fall/spring Units
Spanish 4* 5
Geography 1/1H and 1L or Geology 1 and 1L 4
Spanish 8 or Ethnic Studies 2 or 21 or 25 or Political Science 20 3
History 14 or 15 or 44 3
*Students that would like to join a higher-level Spanish class without any supporting transcripts must take the Spanish Placement Exam to skip a lower level Spanish course. See Department of World Languages Placement Exam for more information.

For alternative CSU/UC General Education options refer to the RCC Catalog, under Requirements for College Transfer.


Milestones are courses, co-curricular activities and recommendations from your Student Success Team that will keep you on track towards completion of your degree. Check off your milestones as you complete them.
  • Complete English 1A (transfer-level English)
  • Complete transfer-level math
  • Complete Entry Level Course
  • Apply to Universities (CSU/UC application period Oct 1-Nov 30)
  • Apply for ADT degree by beginning of spring term before transfer
  • Complete RCC Graduation application (during your last term)
  • Meet with your Counselor to Complete your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Complete FAFSA (Oct 1st - Mar 2nd for priority)
  • Meet with Faculty Advisor for career/research opportunities
  • Meet with your Counselor to update SEP (every semester)
  • Meet with your Counselor for pre-graduation check
  • Research Potential Clubs on Campus
  • Visit the Career Center for Internship opportunities
  • Research transfer institutions
  • Attend Transfer workshops and Transfer Fair
  • Participate in an internship/ job shadowing

Careers for Spanish Majors

Salaries Range : $47,190 - $98,350

  • Interpreter/ Translator
  • High School Teacher
  • Foreign Language/Literature Teacher, Post Secondary
  • Social and Human Services Assistant 
  • Journalist
  • Medical and Health Service Manager
  • Marketing Specialist