Program Details

The Transfer Pathway A.A. in Spanish gives you a solid foundation in the Spanish language. You’ll complete four courses in the required Spanish curriculum, which includes Beginning Spanish I and II as well as Intermediate Spanish I and II.

You’ll be fully prepared to continue your Spanish studies at a four-year institution on your journey to earn your baccalaureate degree.

Earning your A.A. also means you’ll complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as well as Health/Physical Education coursework. This gives you the ability to transfer as a junior to one of seven Minnesota State universities.

We also offer a 13-credit Spanish certificate that will bring you to an intermediate level of Spanish proficiency. This certificate is particularly valuable if you’re looking to pursue a career in healthcare, education, sales, hospitality, government, law enforcement, or social work.

Spanish at Inver Hills

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Transfer Information

With this transfer pathway, you’ll be equipped to transfer to a Spanish baccalaureate program at one of seven Minnesota State universities:

MN private colleges

Additional Transfer Pathway agreements have been established by various MN private colleges. Visit for the most up to date information.

Placement Assessment

The Spanish Placement Assessment is not required to take our coursework, but it will help you to:

  • Have a better idea of where to start
  • Place out of an entry-level course you do not need
  • Get quicker access to higher-level Spanish coursework

Spanish at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you’ll accomplish as a student in our Spanish program:

  1. Sharpen your understanding of your own native language
  2. Increase your employability by becoming bilingual
  3. Enhance your appreciation of Spanish culture
  4. Earn a Transfer Pathway A.A. that paves the way to your bachelor’s degree
  5. Join a worldwide population of more than half a billion Spanish speakers
  6. Open doors to study-abroad adventures
  7. Work directly with expert, student-focused Spanish faculty
  8. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with likeminded classmates
  9. Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.