You can get a Spanish Language Certificate or an Associate of Arts in Modern Languages with a concentration in Spanish. This degree demonstrates to future employers that you have achieved both oral and written Spanish proficiency and have an understanding of Hispanic cultures. This knowledge is highly beneficial if you plan to go into international careers as well working with Latino populations in the United States. Our certificate or degree is useful in such diverse fields as the arts, media, and entertainment industries, business, journalism, health services, tourism, government, social welfare, public administration and public education.

Degrees & Certificates

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Top Jobs

Career opportunities in the field of Modern Languages:

  • K-12 Teacher
  • Post-secondary Teacher
  • Interpreter/Translator

Explore Career Coach and Gainful Employment Data for more ideas.


Further Studies

Once you graduate from CNM, you can transfer your Modern Languages degree from CNM to a four-year university.

Contact CHSS at (505) 224-3588 to learn more about your transfer options.

Related Information

School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences

For more information about the Modern Languages program, Spanish Concentration or the Spanish Language Certificate of Completion, contact CHSS at (505) 224-3588.

Spanish Placement Exam

In order to serve your needs and interests, we recognize previous language study and experience by offering a number of options to fulfill the Spanish coursework, such as the Heritage and Accelerated Tracks, as well as the *Spanish Placement Exam.

The CNM Assessment Center's Spanish Placement Exam is a free test that will instantly determine what level of Spanish course you are ready to enroll in. And once you have taken the Spanish Placement Exam, you can receive from 4 - 14 credit hours for as little as $95 by taking the CLEP Spanish Exam, also offered through the Assessment Center.