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Languages (including Sign)

Transfer - Associate in Arts

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 transfers to a four year university for the completion of a bachelors degree.    

Whichever you choose, Delta's small class sizes, and professors who are eager to see you fulfill your potential, will help you achieve it. What a great way to start your education, and save money while you're getting a top-notch education.

Earning Potential

When you transfer on to get a bachelor's degree you could become a reporter and correspondent.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $32,000 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Reporter and Correspondent
  • Interpreter or Translator
  • Foreign Language Professor
  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    Transfer seamlessly 

    So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

    Visit the Transfer Center

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

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 to get your associate's and then transfer on! Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the whole list of transfer opportunities.

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


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


Facts & Figures


With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.

Associate’s salary

An associate’s degree earns you 35% more income on average.

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