Foreign Language

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

The Foreign Language courses at ICC give students the foundational language skills they need to be able to transfer to established bachelor's degree programs that focus on cultures and geopolitical spaces that use those languages.

foreign languages from which to choose to study (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish)

With small class sizes and committed foreign language faculty, students develop skills to translate and construct communications in speech and writing according to their level of language acquisition.

A Quality Education

Students who successfully navigate the upper-level courses are able to study cultures and linguistic nuances that demonstrate conversational and well-formed proficiency.

Get Involved

Find networking and leadership opportunities through ICC Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Translator, Business Professional, Teacher, Public Health Worker, Foreign Service, Federal Government Employee, Foreign Intelligence, Law Enforcement, Linguistics, Airline Employee


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters
60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


25 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Brent Baker
Mel Ferguson
An ICC Family Celebration for Father & Son
Golda Ewalt

Our program is exemplary in that we provide foundational language instruction in a supportive environment. Our students are able to transfer to four-year institutions to continue their language studies with confidence!

Margot Vance, Professor – Humanities
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Foreign Language Program?

Build on your high school level foreign language skills and complete an Associate in Arts degree in Foreign Language. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. Foreign language study in high school and participation in a language club are beneficial for this program.
  5. Volunteer experience where you can use your foreign language skills is helpful.

What Can I Expect As a Foreign Language Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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