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Students who plan to follow a major pathway that requires two or four semesters of a second language at any of the state universities are able to complete the language requirement at SCC both in person and online. Students working toward their pathway will earn the Associate of Arts, which prepares them for transfer to a four year program.

The credits that are earned for Italian will count as elective credits in the Associate of Arts degree, so students can earn anywhere from 4-16 credits of elective credit, depending on their proficiency placement. ITA 101, 102, 201 or 202 also fulfill the Global Awareness (G) requirement for the AA and also ASU.

Students planning to major in Italian have the opportunity to gain reading, speaking and writing proficiency in the language, and are exposed to the wide variety of cultures that exist in the Italian speaking world. They will be able to participate in study abroad programs both within the Maricopa district in order to enhance their language learning and to learn about other cultures.

Students who wish to major in Italian earn the Associate of Arts, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. If students follow the correct transfer path, they enter transfer partner universities as junior. Courses are available in-person (day and evening) and online.

The minimum time to complete the Associate of Art degree is four full-time (15-16 credit hours) semesters for students who have no pre-existing college credit.

Currently, the program cost for an Associate of Art degree is approximately $5,288. This includes tuition and course fees for Italian courses. Books and course fees in other classes are not calculated. To assist our students with book costs, a two year textbook and online access code can be purchased, allowing the students to only have to make one book purchase for all four classes. This will save students several hundred dollars in book fees.

Program Code

8400 Associate of Arts (AA) - Pre-Majors/Transfer

Program Curriculum

  • Mapping scheduled for 2018-19 academic year

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Students who wish to study abroad may consider programs within the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.


Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.