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World Languages Noncredit Certificate Program

Pathways to Proficiency

Today’s global economy has made learning a second or even third language more essential than ever before. AACC’s Pathways to Proficiency world languages series is ideal for government employees, defense contractors, business professionals, police, emergency and medical personnel, firefighters, airport and port security personnel, active duty military and family members, educators and others.

What is the job outlook?
Fluency in another language is essential for a variety of occupations and can help advance your career in others.

What is the training?
The Pathways to Proficiency world language series is a comprehensive, sequenced program designed to progressively improve practical, everyday foreign language skills at both the beginning and intermediate levels. The languages offered in a beginning or intermediate level consist of four courses. Each course meets for 30 to 40 hours and focus on spoken language skills. Beginning level classes are offered in 5 languages: Arabic, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.  Intermediate level classes are offered in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.  Advanced Level are offered in Italian and Spanish.

What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion students earn an AACC continuing education certificate. To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at

What will it cost?
French, German, Italian, or Spanish (30 hours per course) - $202 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees
Arabic (40 hours per course) - $277 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

What are the requirements?
Students must be at least 16 years old.

How do I enroll?
Register online, in person, by faxmail, or touch-tone phone. Visit for details. Use the appropriate certificate code from the list below:

Beginning Arabic CE.BEG-ARABIC
Beginning French CE.BEG-FRENCH
Beginning German CE.BEG-GERMAN
Beginning Italian CE.BEG-ITALIAN
Beginning Spanish CE.BEG-SPANISH
Intermediate Arabic CE.INT-ARABIC
Intermediate French CE.INT-FRENCH
Intermediate German CE.INT-GERMAN
Intermediate Italian CE.INT-ITALIAN
Intermediate Spanish CE.INT-SPANISH
Advanced Italian CE.ADV-ITALIAN
Advanced Spanish CE.ADV-SPANISH

Related Training
AACC offers a variety of noncredit world language courses that meet for 10 to 20 hours each for students wanting to sample a language or brush up on their skills. See the Schedule Noncredit of Classes or visit

For more information contact 410-777- 2901