World Languages

¡Hola! MarHaban! Welcome to the World Languages Department at Cuyamaca College!

Our goal is to prepare you with the skills needed to succeed in a global society.  Through the study of  languages and their culture, you will gain better understanding of the cultures of others and your own. Knowing more than one language will prepare you to compete in the local, national, and international job market.


The World Language Department offers courses in Aramaic, Arabic, and Spanish. These courses are designed to provide students with skills in understanding, spaking, reading, and writing the language of study. They also give students a greater understanding of the culture and traditions of the language of study. 

Most courses satisfy General Education requirements for Community Colleges (Cuyamaca College) and Universities (California State University, University of California, etc.) and are fully transferable to any California Community College or University within the University of California or California State University system as well as other four-year institutions.

Career Opportunities

In today’s highly interrelated world, knowledge of a foreign language is an invaluable, if not indispensable, asset that offers students opportunities and careers in fields such as:

  • Customs
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Foreign Student Advising
  • Translations
  • Court Interpreting
  • Medicine
  • Politics
  • Civil Service
  • Environmental Studies
  • Medical Research
  • International Business
  • Science and Technology
  • Import/Export
  • Counseling
  • Bilingual Education
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Travel/Tourism
  • Foreign Service
  • Military Careers
  • Communications
  • Government
  • Computer Technology
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Publishing
  • Law
  • Banking




Almost all four-year universities require at least two or three sequential semesters of a single foreign language in order to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition, most graduate programs require a working knowledge of two foreign languages.



Proficiency in a foreign language opens doors to meaningful and enriching contacts with other peoples and their cultures by expanding our knowledge and appreciation for the fascinating arts, foods, music, traditions, history and diversity of our global community.

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