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Languages

What Will I Learn?

In our global economy, fluency in multiple languages is more important than ever. Speaking, reading and writing in a specific language is the best way for you to become proficient. You'll also learn about the cultures of those who speak the language you are exploring.

Fast Facts

Languages offered at HCC include Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Semester-long study abroad opportunities to places like Austria, China, Costa Rica, Spain, England and Australia, along with local cultural tours-offer you the chance to further build cultural awareness and language skills.

What Is The Occupational Outlook?

With today's virtual connectivity, having cultural knowledge, sensitivity and a background in other languages opens the door to many exciting career opportunities, including:

  • Field Research
  • Government/Social Services
  • Health Care
  • International Business
  • Teaching/Consulting
  • Travel/Tourism
  • Writing/Editing/Translation Services
Your HCC Options

There are different paths into this field. Consider your career goals and personal interests, and then choose the option that best meets your needs.

Earn your Heartland degree and transfer to a four-year college or university:

Associate in Arts - Concentration in Chinese

If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as a Chinese major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.

Associate in Arts - Concentration in French

If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as a French major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.

Associate in Arts - Concentration in German

If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as a German major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.

Associate in Arts - Concentration in Italian

If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as an Italian major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.

Associate in Arts - Concentration in Japanese

If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as a Japanese major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.

Associate in Arts - Concentration in Spanish

If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as a Spanish major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.