AA, Spanish

Program Description

The Associate of Arts, Spanish emphasizes the study of the Spanish language structures and cultural topics with a focus on the development of communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. A cultural-comparative approach will be drawn throughout the program, focusing on history and literature from Spain and Hispanic Latin American countries. The Spanish degree allows the TMCC Humanities department to serve those students seeking transfer into a baccalaureate program.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition Enhanced
or Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Social Science 3 3
SPAN 111 First Year Spanish I 4
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
ENG 102
Composition II
or Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
Humanities/U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3 3
SPAN 112 First Year Spanish II 4
Science 3 3
SPAN 221 Iberia and Its Cultures 3
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
Fine Arts 3 3
Elective 4 6
SPAN 211 Second Year Spanish I 3
SPAN 222 Hispanic-America and Its Culture 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
Elective 4 7
SPAN 212 Second Year Spanish II 3
SPAN 225 A Cultural Perspective: Spain...New Mexico 3
 Semester Total13
 Total Units60

See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree.


See program recommendations or requirements.


AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Social Science3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Foreign Language0-14
First Year Spanish I
First Year Spanish II
Second Year Spanish I
Second Year Spanish II
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2[3]
Degree Requirements
SPAN 221Iberia and Its Cultures3
SPAN 222Hispanic-America and Its Culture3
SPAN 225A Cultural Perspective: Spain...New Mexico3
Elective Requirements13-27
Critical Thinking and Reasoning
Introduction to Latin American History & Culture I
Intro to Latin American History and Culture II
Select any approved university transfer course.
Total Units60

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114 the additional 3 required units will become elective units.


Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Students completing the degree will:

  • Read, understand, interpret and communicate spoken and/or written Spanish.
  • Identify values and cultural mores associated with Hispanic Iberian and Latin American cultures.
  • Explain and analyze the major historical challenges of Spain and Hispanic Latin American countries and appraise their popular cultures and literature.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. General information about general transfer agreements can be found on the Academic Advisement website. TMCC has agreements with the following institutions towards a bachelor's degree in the same of similar discipline.