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Spanish Letter of Completion - Business or Law Enforcement

CREDITS: 12

Program Description - Spanish for Business:

The Letter of Completion in Spanish for Business is specifically designed to meet the needs of business majors, business professionals, and others seeking to pursue business opportunities or international trade in Spanish-speaking countries or U.S. communities with Spanish-speaking customers and clients. To successfully complete the Letter of Completion program, students must take all four courses regardless of their preexisting level of Spanish. Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions that fall within a regular 16-week semester. For example, Elementary Spanish I and Elementary Spanish II are offered in one semester and Intermediate Spanish I and Spanish for Business are offered in the subsequent semester. This way, the student completes the entire Letter of Completion program in one academic year. Students will learn practical language skills that are specifically designed to address business situations such as serving Spanish-speaking customers, understanding the economic realities in relevant countries, and successfully undertaking financial and commercial aspects in domestic or international Spanish-speaking communities. Emphasis is placed on everyday spoken Spanish and business terminology.

Program Description - Spanish for Law Enforcement:

The Letter of Completion in Spanish for Law Enforcement is specifically designed to meet the needs of law-enforcement officers, correctional officers, public and private security personnel, and for those students seeking employment in a relevant field. To successfully complete the Letter of Completion program, students must take all four courses regardless of their preexisting level of Spanish. Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions that fall within a regular 16-week semester. For example, Elementary Spanish I and Elementary Spanish II are offered in one semester and Intermediate Spanish I and Spanish for Law Enforcement are offered in the subsequent semester. This way, the student completes the entire Letter of Completion program in one academic year. Students will learn basic practical language skills that will assist them as criminal justice practitioners in a number of situations such as law-enforcement commands and dealing with suspects, victims, and witnesses; prison populations; and border and immigration issues. Students will also learn about Hispanic culture and customs so they can better understand the needs of members of their communities.

Admissions Criteria:

To enroll in either the Letter of Completion in Spanish for Business Spanish for Law Enforcement program at California University of Pennsylvania, no previous college credit or work at the undergraduate level is necessary.

Complete and submit the following:

• Application

• $25.00 application fee (current Cal U students do NOT pay this fee)

• Official sealed transcripts (high school or college)

The program coordinator and faculty will make the final recommendation for admission to the program.


Curriculum:

Spanish for Business

CourseCredits
SPN 101: Elementary Spanish I3
SPN 102: Elementary Spanish II 3
SPN 203: Intermediate Spanish I3
SPN 305: Spanish for Business 3

Spanish for Law Enforcement
CourseCredits
SPN 101: Elementary Spanish I3
SPN 102: Elementary Spanish II 3
SPN 203: Intermediate Spanish I3
SPN 304: Spanish for Law Enforcement3

Courses are offered in accelerated eight-week sessions that fall within a regular 16-week semester. For example, Elementary Spanish I and Elementary Spanish II are offered in one semester and Intermediate Spanish I and Spanish for Business or Spanish for Law Enforcementare offered in the subsequent semester. This way, the student completes the entire Letter of Completion program in one academic year.

Registration:

The Letter of Completion in Spanish for Law Enforcement and Business , as well as all Global Online programs of study, is housed within California University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Web-Based Programs. This office assists students with their online educational experience, from application to graduation.

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Arcides Gonzalez
724-938-4246
gonzalez@calu.edu  

Website:

http://www.calu.edu/academics/online-programs/cert-spanish/index.htm

Application Questions:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Eberly 202B
250 University Avenue
California,  PA  15419
724-938-4187
www.calu.edu
gradschool@calu.edu

Faculty:

Our world-class faculty provides a student-centered learning environment that will inspire and motivate you to learn within and beyond the classroom. As recognized leaders and innovators in their areas of expertise, the faculty share their practical teaching experiences as well as their knowledge of research-based best practices. Most of all, Cal U’s caring faculty help you achieve your educational and career goals.