Foreign Language

Earning a degree in a foreign language is much more than just reading and speaking a language that is not your native tongue. It includes understanding the cultures and how and why different countries communicate the way they do. In today's global economy, the ability to communicate in a foreign language is a highly sought-after skill that can give you a competitive edge in your job search.

Program highlights

  • MCC offers a range of foreign language electives, including Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish.
  • Classes include the mastery of reading, writing and speaking and some focus on targeting specific occupations, literature and culture.
  • Our foreign language program is built around the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree that can transfer to a four-year institution.
  • It provides a well-rounded general educational foundation and electric options to focus on your interests.
  • For students with previous language study, please contact one of the instructors listed above for more information about placement test options.


Expertise in a foreign language can help you in the following careers: translator/interpreter, communications, travel services, government, Federal Bureau of Investigation, teacher, editor/writer, information services, hotel and entertainment, non-profit organizations

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Transfer made simple

Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these freshman- and sophomore-level courses easily transfer to a four-year college or university. Depending on your chosen major, these courses may apply toward your degree or as elective credits.

Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.

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