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Workforce Development Certificate

Certificate Program Description:
This program provides an in-depth study of the spoken and written language and prepares students to use the chosen language as a career skill. The courses are designed to emphasize acquisition of competency sufficient to communicate orally and in writing with a native speaker of the target language on a professional or work-related basis. TCC instructional methods infuse technology into the learning process, which increases access to resources for the language. Graduates find a variety of positions with government or social organizations and firms involved with speakers of the target language (translating, interpreting, investments, accounting, banking, education, publishing, manufacturing, sales, service, and travel).


Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement


Japanese 15 hours

JAPN 1103 Japanese I

*JAPN 1213 Japanese II

*JAPN 1313 Japanese III

*JAPN 1413 Japanese IV

*JAPN 2113 Intermediate Japanese I


Controlled Electives 5 hours

*JAPN 1001 Japanese for Communication I

*JAPN 1201 Japanese for Communication II

*JAPN 1301 Japanese for Communication III

*JAPN 1401 Japanese for Communication IV

JAPN 2033 Japanese Literature in Translation

JAPN 2041 Japanese - Introduction to the Arts

JAPN 2071 Japanese History and Geography

*JAPN 2121 Intermediate Japanese

*JAPN 2143 Japanese Civilization and Culture

*JAPN 2213 Intermediate Japanese II

*JAPN 2320 International Work and/or Study Seminar

*JAPN 2413 Japanese Translating

JAPN 2421 Japanese Culture Comparisons

NOTE: One alternate language, 1-3 credit hours, may be substituted if necessary to complete the required total credit hours for Controlled Electives. Select from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

Total Credit Hours: 20

*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).


General education requirements can be found at: