The general category of World Languages includes these courses taught at various colleges of the DCCCD:


American Sign Language      












Open up career opportunities, enhance cross-cultural connections or just give your brain a boost by learning another language. Some of the known benefits of language learning include memory improvement, better attention span and longer retention of brain function through the aging process. Learn the basics to converse, progress to advanced grammar and conversation, or sharpen your writing skills by studying another language at a college of DCCCD.

World Languages Courses at the Colleges of DCCCD

Various courses are offered at all seven colleges of DCCCD:

  • Brookhaven College
  • Cedar Valley College
  • Eastfield College
  • El Centro College
  • Mountain View College
  • North Lake College
  • Richland College

Note that all courses may not be offered at every college of DCCCD. For a full listing of all courses, including which college offers a specific course, check the online Combined Colleges catalog.

Course Descriptions for World Languages

World Language courses are listed under the four-letter rubrics (course prefixes):

American Sign Language      SGNL

Arabic                                 ARAB

Chinese                               CHIN

French                                 FREN

German                               GERM

Italian                                  ITAL

Japanese                             JAPN

Korean                                KORE

Portuguese                         PORT

Russian                               RUSS 

Spanish                               SPAN

Note: Each individual language may be listed separately within college divisions, or may be grouped under the category of Foreign Languages.

Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor to discuss your educational and career goals.

Check the current class schedule at the DCCCD college you plan to attend to see what classes are offered in a given semester. See the browsable class schedules of the colleges of DCCCD.

Get More With the Core Curriculum

The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution, according to state law. 

Find out more about the Core Curriculum of the colleges of DCCCD.

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