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Languages

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 - 60 credit hours
Associate in Science - Concentration in Chinese - 60 credit hours

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

Associate in Arts - Concentration in French - 60 credit hours
Associate in Science - Concentration in French - 60 credit hours

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

Associate in Arts - Concentration in German - 60 credit hours
Associate in Science - Concentration in German - 60 credit hours

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

Associate in Arts - Concentration in Italian - 60 credit hours
Associate in Science - Concentration in Italian - 60 credit hours

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) or Associate in Sciences(AS) transfer preparation program is the path for you.

Associate in Arts - Concentration in Japanese - 60 credit hours
Associate in Science - Concentration in Japanese - 60 credit hours

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

Associate in Arts - Concentration in Spanish - 60 credit hours
Associate in Science - Concentration in Spanish - 60 credit hours

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