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German Associate in Arts and Certificate of Achievement

This program is designed to provide students with skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. It also gives students a greater understanding of German culture and civilization and prepares them for greater international and domestic career opportunities.

For the suggested sequence of courses to be taken, and/or for assistance in transferring to a four-year institution, students should consult the Counseling Center or the Department of Foreign Languages.

Career Opportunities

Diplomatic Officer1
Foreign Correspondent1
Foreign Exchange Clerk
Foreign Service Officer
Intelligence Specialist1
Interpreter / Translator1
Immigration Inspector
Public Relations Specialist1


Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Utilize more complex vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate and discuss hypothetical situations dealing with nature, city, life, health, and well-being, professions and occupations, the arts, current events, and politics.
  2. Utilize more complex vocabulary and grammatical structures to write about situations dealing with nature, city, life, health and well-being, professions, and the arts, current events, and politics.
  3. Use language and vocabulary skills developed in class to read, analyze, and interpret authentic texts.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

GERM-120German I5
GERM-121German II5
GERM-220German III5
GERM-221German IV5
GERM-250Conversational German I3
GERM-251Conversational German II3
HIST-106Modern Western Civilization3
or HUM-120 European Humanities
Total Units29

Plus General Education and Elective Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Any student who wishes to complete only the requirements listed above qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement in German. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.