Certificate Program in Healthcare Spanish

Community members

Option to enroll in courses via the College of Extended Learning
For information regarding the completion of the Certificate Program through the College of Extended Learning please visit the CEL website.

Regular CSUSB Students

To enroll in Span 251, you need Span 103 or equivalent
General information about CSUSB Undergraduate Certificates

For more information please contact Prof. Carmen Jany (cjany@csusb.edu) or Prof. Correa (rafa@csusb.edu)


  • To prepare students in the healthcare fields to serve the growing Latino population in the Inland Empire and beyond.
  • Courses focus on specialized medical terminology and cross-dialectal and cross-cultural variation within Latin American and US Spanish. With an emphasis on culturally appropriate communication and interaction added to all courses.
  • Designed for students in Spanish, Nursing, Health Science, Kinesiology, and Social work


  • Some courses offered in hybrid & online format
  • Curriculum: 29 units
(second year language courses)
(13 units)
Span 251
Span 252
Span 253/Span 295
Span 295
Intermediate Medical Spanish I
Intermediate Medical Spanish II
Intermediate Medical Spanish III
Junior Assessment (1 unit)
Upper Division
(16 units)

Span 316B

4 units from:
Span 321
Span 322
Span 351
Span 575

Span 316B

4 units from:
Span 321
Span 322
Span 351
Span 575

Lower-Divison: Span 103 or equivalent (e.g. challenge exam) needed for Span 201
Span 251 may be waived, Credit by exam for Span 252 (offered each Quarter in Week 8)

  • Span 316B offered each Fall
  • Span 251 offered each Fall and Winter
  • Span 252 offered each Winter and Spring
  • Span 253 offered each Spring and Fall
  • Span 351 offered each Spring


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