Students converse in a Spanish class

Program Overview

As the world becomes increasingly smaller, knowledge of foreign languages expands in importance. Spanish is a very useful language in education, health, social services, business, and other fields where contact with the public takes place. The focus of the program is on language; however, students also gain historical, economic, and cultural insights into the Hispanic world. 

The graduate of the AA program in Spanish will:

  • Be able to speak, understand, read, and write Spanish.
  • Show an appreciation for the cultures represented by the Spanish language.


Santa Maria Campus Bldg C
805-922-6966 ext. 3732


Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Closed on Fridays during the summer


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Last Modified Jul 2, 2015