HCC provides a number of opportunities for students to pursue foreign language study. We offer courses in Arabic, French, Italian, Latin and Spanish, transfer degrees in Spanish, French and Italian, and a General Studies Foreign Language Certificate Concentration.
Before enrolling in a course, students must be advised and may have to take our Foreign Language placement exam.
The Foreign Language tests are comprised of a brief survey and a series of multiple-choice questions that takes about 20 minutes to complete. The scores and the language background data will be used to place students into the appropriate level Spanish or French course. The Placement test helps instructors balance their classes with students at the same level. There is no charge for the test.
The placement test is used to determine a student's proficiency level in Spanish or French and is only for course placement—no college credit will be given as a result of this exam. ** The results from this test do not constitute completion of any second language or humanities requirement. **College credit can be awarded by taking a CLEP exam for a fee (see CLEP information under Testing Services)
To begin the advising process, you must first complete the Foreign Language Questionnaire. Once submitted, you will receive an email from one of our foreign language Faculty members indicating your next steps.
Should you have any additional questions, please contact: Prof. Jamilet Ortiz.