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Languages (including Sign)

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

Do you love learning languages? Do you want to experience and possibly see other countries and cultures? At Delta, you can do that! With our language programs you can either earn your Advanced Certificate in International Studies with a Foreign Language component, or prepare yourself to transfer to a four-year university for the completion of a bachelor's degree. 

Whichever you choose, Delta's small class sizes, and professors who are eager to see you reach your potential, will help you achieve it. What a great way to start your education.

Earning Potential

When you transfer on to get a bachelor's degree you could become an interpreter or translator. Job growth is expected to increase by 25% over the next 10 years.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $40,015 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Interpreter or Translator
  • Foreign Language Professor
  • Reporter and Correspondent
  • Career advisor working with student.
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About Delta's Program

Our languages programs offer students the opportunity to compare and contrast the differences between one's own culture and the cultures of others in a sensitive, and enlightened, environment.

  • Students who complete a language program at Delta College will be able to:
      • Demonstrate the receptive and expressive skills appropriate to the language
      • Describe the diversity and richness of the culture

Why you should choose Delta 

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!


 Study abroad

Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And, get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth


 Transfer opportunities

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice!

In fact, if you're interested in earning a bachelor's in a Languages program, you have several options by coming to Delta first, and then transferring.


Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio

With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.

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95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.

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