Certificate Program in Healthcare Spanish [brochure]

Community members

Option to enroll in courses via the College of Extended Learning

Regular CSUSB Students

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

If you have not taken any Spanish courses, take the Placement exam.

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
Intermediate Medical Spanish I
Intermediate Medical Spanish II
Intermediate Medical Spanish III
Junior Assessment (1 unit)
Upper Division
(16 units)

Span 316B
Span 351
Span 575

4 units from:
Span 321
Span 322
Span 412

Span for Professions: Health
Culture, Health, Food

Spanish in the US
Spanish Dialectology
Latin American Civilization

Lower-Divison: Span 103 or equivalent (e.g. placement exam) needed for Span 251
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