There will be a $60 fee upon acceptance into the program
The approximate cost of the program is estimated at $945 (includes course fees and certificate enrollment fee), and is paid incrementally as students enroll in courses, rather than up front. Early enrollment discounts can reduce the cost to $870. Cost does not include textbooks, parking, or optional electives. Course fees and schedules are subject to change.
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable.
It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
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Applicants are encouraged to have some previous general healthcare knowledge. No prior Spanish language knowledge is necessary.
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The Spanish for Healthcare Professionals 1-3 courses can be completed for 30 hours of BRN relicensure credit each. BRN board does not award partial credit. Students trying to earn BRN CEU credit cannot miss any class meetings and must sign in with their BRN license # during each class meeting.
All courses are open to students not enrolled in the certificate, but enrollment in the certificate will require an application and certificate fee.
Level 1: Fall and Spring quarters
Level 2: Winter and Summer quarters
Level 3: Spring and Fall quarters
Classes are typically held on a weeknight, once a week from 6:30-9:30pm for 10 consecutive weeks.
The Spanish for Healthcare Professionals certificate requires 9 credits. Students new to the Spanish language should complete Spanish for Healthcare Professionals 1-3 sequentially. Students should not complete any of the levels out of order or concurrently as each level builds upon the previous level(s).
The certificate consists of three required courses which should be completed sequentially; therefore it takes three quarters/nine months to complete this certificate.
Students can transfer in one college level Spanish course to substitute for Spanish for Healthcare Professionals 1 only. The transferred course must have been completed within the last five years at an accredited educational institution. Please email email@example.com for more information about transferability of previously completed Spanish language courses.
Students who have some academic knowledge of Spanish but are not able to transfer in a previously completed Spanish course from an accredited educational institution and feel that Spanish for Healthcare Professionals 2 would be a better fit for a starting point in the series are expected to:
Our classes post to our website and become open for enrollment about two months prior to the new quarter starting.
We recommend enrolling as soon as possible. Each quarter we offer an early enrollment discount of $25 if you enroll by the discount deadline (usually 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the new quarter). Additionally it is good to enroll early because occasionally classes will reach capacity.
To enroll in a class, click on the class link in the course matrix above and that will take you to the specific class page. On the class page you can find additional details about the course such as start date, time, classroom number, instructor and textbook info. To enroll click on “Add to Cart” which will lead you to complete the registration/payment process. You can also register over the phone with Student Services at 858-534-3400.
Enrollment in a class may be blocked in the following three situations:
The Spanish for Healthcare courses cost $295 each. Each quarter we offer an early enrollment discount of $25 if you enroll by the discount deadline (usually 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the new quarter) which brings the class fee down to $270.
The approximate cost of the entire program is estimated at $945 (includes course fees and certificate enrollment fee), and is paid incrementally as students enroll in courses, rather than up front. Early enrollment discounts can reduce the cost to $870. Cost does not include textbooks, parking, or optional electives.
The refund deadline for the language courses is typically two days after the first class meeting. This allows students to enroll in a class, attend the first meeting and then if needed either transfer their enrollment to a higher or lower level or submit a drop request if they don’t feel the class is a good fit for them. The exact refund deadline for each section is listed in the section notes.
Students are expected to attend all class meetings, participate in class, and complete all homework assignments. Typically students can miss one class meeting without it impacting their final grade as long as they still complete their homework. Missing more than one class meeting can result in a lower grade or a non-passing grade. Students who know in advance that they will have to miss two or more meetings are encouraged to either take the class Not for Credit or wait until a quarter in which they will be able to attend all class meetings. Students who miss a class meeting should always reach out to their instructor regarding late work and homework.
Students can take classes for one of three options: Letter grade, Pass/No Pass, or Not for Credit. Students taking a class towards the Spanish for Healthcare Professionals certificate need to complete their classes for credit (i.e. Pass/No Pass or Letter grade) and receive a C-/Pass or higher grade. Grades below a C-, No Pass, and Not for credit do not count towards certificate requirements.
All of our foreign language classes are held at our La Jolla Extension complex at 9600 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037.
If your class is on a weeknight and you plan to drive to campus you will need to pay for parking. We recommend purchasing a quarterly night parking permit (~$43). If you are taking a 9-10 week class it is more affordable to buy this permit rather than use the hourly permit machines ($2 per hour). Quarterly night permits can be purchased online at: http://ow.ly/DnTP302mth0 Parking on Saturdays is free.
At this time all of our language classes are held exclusively on-campus. We do not offer any language learning classes online. Some classes may utilize an online component such as Blackboard or Connect for students to submit homework, but all of the class meetings are on-campus.
UC San Diego Extension is not a degree granting institution, however many UC San Diego Extension courses can be transferred to other colleges or universities.
The transferability of credit is determined solely by the receiving institution. Students should discuss how your individual courses will transfer with the Office of the Registrar at the receiving institution prior to enrolling.
Quarter to Semester Unit Conversion
If the receiving institution operates on a semester system, credits will be converted to semester hours during their evaluation. As a general rule, quarter credits are converted to semester credits by dividing the number of quarter credits by 1.5. For example, if the student completed a course worth 4 quarter credits at UC San Diego Extension, the course would be worth 4 ÷ 1.5 = 2.66 semester credits.
For questions regarding our classes and certificates, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-534-5760.
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