Spanish and/or French language skills are both useful and fun! These skills can be La vie. En changeant. Or perhaps Vida. Cambiando!

Campus Ottumwa and Centerville Campuses
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)


You don’t have to travel as far as Spain or France to learn to speak these beautiful languages! Jump in head-first and immerse yourself into new cultures with the Spanish Transfer Pathway at Indian Hills! Do you have an ear for languages? Studying in Spanish provides a foundation for students interested in continuing their education at a four-year college with a major or minor in these languages; and for most students, will fulfill the foreign language requirement. Our talented instructors will teach you to speak, read, and write so fluently you will be able to do it les doigts dans le nez,” or “con los ojos cerrados!”

Did You Know?

  • About a third to a half of basic English words come from French, including pedigree, surf, view, strive, challenge, pride, staunch, and war.
  • Spanish is the 2nd largest native language in the world, it is the 2nd language used for international communication, and it is the 3rd most used language on the Internet.


What you will learn:
  • Reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the chosen language
  • Comparison among languages, such as French vs. English
  • Comparison of cultures in other countries, such as Mexico and the United States
  • Familiarity with cultures and languages in travel and other experiences
  • Transferable foreign-language requirements


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details below to see how our courses at Indian Hills Community College will help you get on your way to a Life.Changing. career as a Teacher, a position in Criminal Justice, or a position in various areas as a Translator!


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Got Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Craig!

craigCraig Payne, Program Director, English and Humanities
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1831 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1831
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