World Language and Cultures

Would you like to learn a different language? Are you interested in jobs that use language skills?

DVC’s world languages programs offer courses in 10 languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Russian and Spanish. The study of a world language can open up a variety of job opportunities. Most world language careers require more than two years of study.

This program is in the interest areas:

Career Opportunities

The world language and cultures program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Communications
  • Foreign trade and banking
  • Transportation
  • Government
  • Foreign service
  • Tourism
  • Library services
  • Teaching/Professor
  • Professional translation
  • Journalism

Degrees and Certificates

Change your life with a world language and cultures degree and/or certificate. 

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.