Spanish classes at ECC are for students who either plan to complete an associate of arts degree at ECC and transfer to another institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree or who have a special interest. Spanish classes at ECC provide training in the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing the language, and increases one’s familiarity with the Spanish language and culture. The courses offered are Elementary Spanish 1 and 2 (SPN 101 and SPN 102) and Intermediate Spanish 1 and 2 (SPN 201 and SPN 202).  In addition to traditional on-campus, face-to-face courses, ECC offers the first-year sequence (SPN 101, 102) in an online format.

Career and Employment Opportunities
Proficiency in Spanish improves a person’s competitiveness in the job market and opens new career opportunities. Many students of Spanish combine their language study with other areas to prepare for career opportunities in international business, education, government, health care, hospitality, law enforcement, journalism, social work, travel and tourism or any other field where knowledge of Spanish and Hispanic culture is in high demand.

Studying Spanish provides students with a greatly enriched view of the world around them and develops their communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills which are highly valued by employers in all fields.

Admission Requirements
No prior study is needed to take Spanish 101 at East Central College.  Students who have taken two or more years of Spanish in high school may consider taking a more advanced course and earning credit for the courses below it.

Transfer Options
All Spanish courses taught through the department transfer to Missouri state colleges and universities.