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World Languages

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This two-year pathway is designed for students who wish to complete an Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement degree with a concentration in World Languages/Linguistics. Students in this program develop skills in verbal communication, analysis and research, multicultural awareness, group communication and collaboration, interpersonal communication, and language acquisition. Seattle Central College currently ...

This two-year pathway is designed for students who wish to complete an Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement degree with a concentration in World Languages/Linguistics. Students in this program develop skills in verbal communication, analysis and research, multicultural awareness, group communication and collaboration, interpersonal communication, and language acquisition. 

Seattle Central College currently offers courses in American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish. Students who hope to transfer at the junior level to a linguistics or specific World Languages program at a college or university should plan to complete two years of a language prior to transfer. Seattle Central currently offers the complete two-year course sequence in French. Students who choose other languages may want to take an intensive language program prior to transfer in order to transfer at a junior level.

The Spanish department offers two possibilities for students who have prior academic courses in the language: 1) Spanish placement exam; 2) Spanish credits by examination. Students can find these exams in the Testing Office of Seattle Central College.

Completion of this program allows students to transfer at the junior level to a Linguistics or specific World Languages program at a four-year college or university. Completion of this degree also opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including non-profit, healthcare, international business, government, entertainment, legal and education.  

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 6 90-93

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90-93 Units

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

Apply and register at Seattle Central College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Note about the sample schedule: Classes are offered in various formats such as online (e-learning) and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Before Quarter One

Before You Start

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
18 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter1

  • Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor in Starfish to discuss your academic goals and to create a short-term educational plan
  • Visit the Learning Support and Tutoring Center for tutoring
  • Drop by the Library to get help with research; check out resources; access computers and study space; and create media projects
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
World Languages 1
Choose a course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a Course
5 units
HDC101
Orientation to College
3 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter2

ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
World Languages 2
Choose a course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter3

  • Consider Student Leadership positions and other on-campus jobs
  • Visit potential universities and determine application deadlines
  • Meet with Transfer Center advisor to determine transfer eligibility
MATH&107 or MATH116 or MATH&146
Choose a course
5 units
World Languages 3
Choose a course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter4

  • Create long-term educational plan with your assigned advisor
  • Research and contact World Languages departments at potential universities
  • Attend transfer workshops and a transfer fair
  • Attend transfer day at prospective university
  • Write your personal statement for university applications
Natural World Lab Science
Choose a Course
5 units
World Languages 4 or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter5

  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships
  • Look for summer internships such as Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs).
  • Plan to participate in the transfer student events at prospective universities
  • Apply for FAFSA or WASFA at transfer university
  • Ask for letters of recommendation (if needed)
Natural World
Choose a Course
5 units
World Languages 5 or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter6

Natural World
Choose a Course
5 units
World Languages 6 or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a Course
5 units

More Information

A World Languages pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include: 

  • Interpretion
  • Translation
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • the Medical field
  • Journalism
  • Relief work
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government service

A Bachelor’s degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/.  To discuss additional careers options, speak with faculty once you begin classes or contact the Career Exploration Center. CareerServicesCenter@seattlecolleges.edu or 206.934.4383 

Once you complete this Associate degree, additional education opportunities include, but are not limited to:  

  • A Bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language, French, Spanish, Linguistics or a related field at a four-year college or university. 

Seattle Central College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including University of Washington, Washington State University and Seattle University. Psychology graduates from Central have also transferred to out-of-state institutions. Program and admissions requirements vary from college to college. Contact an advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice. You can use the College Navigator search engine found at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to find Psychology programs in Washington state or around the country. 

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit Central's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language

Program Contact

For more information, contact
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division
206.934.4164
AHSS.Central@seattlecolleges.edu

Advising Contact

Advising Contact

Advising hours and services: seattlecentral.edu/campus-life/student-support-and-services/transfer-and-career-advising/meet-advisor

Schedule phone and Zoom appointments: Starfish

Email and phone: AdvisorCentral@seattlecolleges.edu/ 206.934.4068/ 206.934.4068

Location: Broadway Campus BE1102D