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.