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Spanish

Pictured here: Casper College students in Madrid, Spain, during a language and cultural immersion travel course.

Want a career that can take you around the world? Meet new people? Experience other cultures? Are you looking to stand out in a global jobs market? Or do you want to learn a new skill or hobby that can open new doors and opportunities? Maybe you enjoy lifelong learning?

The Spanish associate degree prepares you for work in a globalized economy, as the Spanish language has the second most native speakers in the world. And with the U.S. being the second-largest Spanish-speaking country, you will find Spanish used to connect and collaborate in many industries across the country — from business, to healthcare, education, law, international relations and other career fields.

What are the features of Casper’s program?

  • Faculty-led study abroad courses take students to Mexico, Spain and other countries for two weeks of Spanish language and experiencing the local culture.
  • Spanish Book Club meets weekly to talk stories, culture, history, just practice using Spanish, and even meet new friends.
  • A local community group, the Charla, meets monthly at local restaurants where students chat with Spanish speakers of all abilities — including native speakers!

Through Casper College’s Spanish program, you will achieve intermediate-level Spanish proficiencies as well as an understanding of cultural and historical contexts both within the U.S. and throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

This degree may also complement other fields of study as a double major.

What can I do with this major?

Employment info

A degree in Spanish can enhance a career in healthcare, business, law, international relations, education, construction, interpreting/translation, agriculture, travel and more.

Students have gone on to:

  • live and work in Mexico
  • work on a bachelor program in Puebla, Mexico
  • work in healthcare as a nurse
  • study bats in Panama with the Smithsonian 
  • complete a master’s degree in Spanish
  • join the Peace Corps and live in Ecuador
  • pursue a PhD in Counseling Psychology 
  • travel the world to become a chef

 

“The course was fun, exciting and kept me interested the entire duration of the class. I’d encourage others to take it too.”
–a Spanish 1020 student

“This was a great course. As a student it is very difficult for me to learn a language, but the instructor was amazing at his job. I will be talking this instructor again in the next level class.”
–a Spanish 1010 student

“Mr. Atkins has incredible enthusiasm for the Spanish language and culture. He relates vocabulary and class activities to real scenarios from his travels and experiences.”
–a Spanish 2030 student

“This course has been very effective in helping me to better understand Spanish and I would recommend it to anyone hoping to gain a higher knowledge of Spanish.”
–a Spanish 2030 student

“Instructor was always open to questions and developed a positive atmosphere for learning.”
–a Spanish 1020 student

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no pre-reqs for this program.

Students who continue with a language previously studied should register for the courses corresponding to their level of proficiency. Contact the Casper College Department of World Languages for help with placement.

Credit by Examination (CLEP) – Students who qualify may earn credit by examination in the elementary and intermediate language courses. To obtain credit by examination, students must contact the Student Success Center at 307-268-2089.

What courses would I take?

For requirements and more information about this program, view its listings in the academic catalog:

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Contact Info

Kathy Coe

Academic Assistant

Lisa Johnson

Department Chair; English Instructor

Eric Unruh

Dean, School of Fine Arts and Humanities