Associate of Arts - Spanish: Pre-Major

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Mequon Campus, Oak Creek Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: General Education
  • Program Code: 20-800-1
  • Offering: In-class, Online
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Associate of Arts - Spanish: Pre-Major Degree


Liberal Arts and Sciences Four-Year College Transfer Program

The Associate of Arts Spanish Pre-Major provides the initial two years of coursework focused on Spanish language, literature, and cultures, aimed at transfer to four-year degree programs. Tailored for those planning to major in Spanish or related fields, it ensures transferable credits and emphasizes linguistic proficiency, critical thinking, and cultural understanding. The program offers online and face-to-face classes, advising students to consult with future institutions for major-specific requirements. With access to academic advising, students are guided through their course selection and transfer processes, preparing them for advanced studies and global opportunities in Spanish-speaking contexts.

Students who plan to transfer should consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major and credit transfer details. Contact an MATC advisor for more information.

Successful completion of this degree requires a grade-point average of 2.0 (C) or higher, with 25% of the credits taken at MATC. Students in their final semester should choose a course incorporating service learning. 



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2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
English – 6 credits required 6
ENG-201 English 1 ‡
ENG-202 English 2 ‡
Speech – 3 credits required 3
SPEECH-201 SPEECH-201 Elements of Speech
(or) SPEECH-203 Interpersonal Communication
(or) SPEECH-206 Intercultural Communication
Spanish – 17 credits required 17

FLANG-200 Spanish 1A and FLANG-201  SPANISH 1B (or) FLANG-202 Spanish 1
FLANG-205 Spanish 2
FLANG-213 Spanish 3
FLANG-214 Spanish 4
FLANG-218 Spanish 5 (or) FLANG-228 Spanish for Spanish Speakers

Humanities – 6 credits required 6
ART 201 Understanding Art
Three credits must be in 200-level diversity/ethnic studies courses. See list of courses on the Program Plan. Discuss your course selections with Pathway advisor. 
Social Sciences – 12 credits required 12
SOCSCI-250 Introduction to Philosophy
Mathematics – 3 credits
MATH-200 ‡ Intermediate Algebra
Natural Sciences – 7 credits required
(4 credits must be in a laboratory science)

Select from 200-level BIOSCI, CHEM, GEOSCI or PHYS courses. See courses listed on Program Plan. Discuss your course selections with Pathway advisor.

Physical Education – 3 credits required 3
Select any 200-level PHYED course(s)
Additional Electives – 3 credits required 3

Choose any 200-level courses



‡ Prerequisite required.

Note: It is important to consult the four-year college/university regarding transferability of your selected courses.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

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Program Outcomes

  • Effective Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Global Awareness
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking
  • Scientific Method



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Last updated: 04/10/2024