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Spanish (Recognition of Achievement)

Durham College Recognition of Achievement

Durham College Recognition of Achievement

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare you to communicate (speaking, reading and writing) effectively and with confidence. The Spanish program will be of particular interest to individuals in business, or in any career dealing with the public, as well as people who enjoy vacationing in Spanish-speaking countries.

Spanish 1 is being offered via Zoom-based lectures on the Ontario-Learn platform.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Communicate verbally in the Spanish language about personal, historical, and cultural topics at an intermediate level
  • Write grammatically-correct documents for personal and beginner professional use by applying simple tenses and at an introductory level, compound tenses
  • Read Spanish literature, magazines, news articles and stories at an intermediate level
  • Express an appreciation for Spanish culture when communicating in the Spanish language

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Local and international business (industry, commerce, tourism, free trade agreements)
  • Government institutions (police officers, court and immigration translation)
  • Missionary programs
  • International institutions (Unicef, Unesco, Red Cross)
  • Entertainment
  • Art
  • Education

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
LANG 1953Spanish 1Online
LANG 2953Spanish 2Online