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Languages & Learning Resources

Explore and learn other languages and their cultures. Students who complete an area of study in Languages will be able to engage in basic interpersonal communication including comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Additionally, language study increases critical thinking and creativity. Students will also gain cultural insight and a global perspective. Potential careers that benefit from or require language fluency include health care, national security, tourism and hospitality, education, law enforcement and international relations. Areas of study include American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Japanese or Spanish.

The ESL/AESL program supports non-native English speakers with English language course work to help them succeed in college, at their jobs, and in the community.  In the AESL Program, students earn Certificates of Competency by completing a course sequence at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level.

IVC students, including students taking a language or ESL/AESL class, are supported by a variety of learning resources on campus. Students may seek specialized assistance at the following learning centers: Language Acquisition Center, Math Center, Adult ESL Center, Student Success Center, Writing Center, CAANAPI, and the Library. Eligibility for some services is based on current course enrollment. 

 

Programs

AESL

Languages

UC TransferCSU TransferAA

Library & Information Science

  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

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Median Salary

$99,885

Job Growth

+13%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 11%
  • Some College
  • 3%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 11%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 52%
  • Master's Degree
  • 22%
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Advertising and Promotions Managers

Median Salary

$122,925

Job Growth

-15%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 16%
  • Some College
  • 8%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 8%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 62%
  • Master's Degree
  • 6%
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Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Median Salary

$78,534

Job Growth

+22%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 39%
  • Some College
  • 3%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 41%
  • Master's Degree
  • 17%
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Broadcast News Analysts

Median Salary

$51,668

Job Growth

-4%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 23%
  • Some College
  • 7%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 67%
  • Master's Degree
  • 3%
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Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Median Salary

$54,768

Job Growth

+28%

Education

  • Associate's Degree
  • 6%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 69%
  • Master's Degree
  • 26%
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Childcare Workers

Median Salary

$27,776

Job Growth

-18%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 53%
  • Certificate
  • 6%
  • Some College
  • 10%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 23%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 9%
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Copy Writers

Median Salary

$65,659

Job Growth

-10%

Education

  • Some College
  • 16%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 10%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 72%
  • Master's Degree
  • 2%
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Desktop Publishers

Median Salary

$60,530

Job Growth

-110%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 2%
  • Certificate
  • 18%
  • Some College
  • 17%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 28%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 27%
  • Master's Degree
  • 8%
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Editors

Median Salary

$62,854

Job Growth

-20%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 82%
  • Master's Degree
  • 18%
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Education Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Median Salary

$138,577

Job Growth

-6%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 9%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 7%
  • Master's Degree
  • 84%
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Education Administrators for Preschool and Childcare Programs

Median Salary

$44,462

Job Growth

-18%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 26%
  • Certificate
  • 6%
  • Some College
  • 20%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 32%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 16%
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Elementary School Teachers

Median Salary

$92,057

Job Growth

-5%

Education

  • Some College
  • 1%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 84%
  • Master's Degree
  • 13%
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Farm and Home Management Advisors

Median Salary

$65,957

Job Growth

+22%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 28%
  • Master's Degree
  • 66%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 7%
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Immigration and Customs Inspectors

Median Salary

$131,176

Job Growth

+11%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 39%
  • Certificate
  • 10%
  • Some College
  • 14%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 7%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 29%
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Instructional Coordinators

Median Salary

$73,345

Job Growth

0%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 25%
  • Master's Degree
  • 75%
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Interpreters and Translators

Median Salary

$59,269

Job Growth

+18%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 1%
  • Certificate
  • 1%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 11%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 52%
  • Master's Degree
  • 34%
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Kindergarten Teachers

Median Salary

$84,350

Job Growth

-11%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 86%
  • Master's Degree
  • 14%
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Median Salary

$81,473

Job Growth

+7%

Education

  • Some College
  • 6%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 4%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 13%
  • Master's Degree
  • 77%
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Median Salary

$46,340

Job Growth

-12%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 15%
  • Certificate
  • 17%
  • Some College
  • 9%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 28%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 30%
  • Master's Degree
  • 2%
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Median Salary

$65,968

Job Growth

+9%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 61%
  • Master's Degree
  • 39%
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Marketing Managers

Median Salary

$140,846

Job Growth

+10%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 4%
  • Some College
  • 3%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 3%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 56%
  • Master's Degree
  • 35%
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Median Salary

$91,004

Job Growth

-15%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 2%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 6%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 77%
  • Master's Degree
  • 15%
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Median Salary

$27,776

Job Growth

-18%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 74%
  • Certificate
  • 4%
  • Some College
  • 9%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 4%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 9%
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Median Salary

$65,659

Job Growth

-10%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 35%
  • Some College
  • 8%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 50%
  • Master's Degree
  • 4%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 4%
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Median Salary

$102,837

Job Growth

+8%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 10%
  • Master's Degree
  • 32%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 59%
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Median Salary

$102,837

Job Growth

+8%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 9%
  • Master's Degree
  • 18%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 73%
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Job Growth

-9%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 29%
  • Certificate
  • 10%
  • Some College
  • 12%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 12%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 25%
  • Master's Degree
  • 12%
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Median Salary

$99,989

Job Growth

-1%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 6%
  • Certificate
  • 11%
  • Some College
  • 5%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 10%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 53%
  • Master's Degree
  • 15%
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Median Salary

$99,989

Job Growth

-1%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 13%
  • Certificate
  • 6%
  • Some College
  • 3%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 12%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 65%
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$47,560

Job Growth

-102%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 11%
  • Certificate
  • 6%
  • Some College
  • 12%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 23%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 47%
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Median Salary

$56,449

Job Growth

-37%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 66%
  • Certificate
  • 14%
  • Some College
  • 14%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 6%
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Median Salary

$133,860

Job Growth

+18%

Education

  • Some College
  • 11%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 77%
  • Master's Degree
  • 12%
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Median Salary

$65,591

Job Growth

+6%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 92%
  • Master's Degree
  • 8%
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Median Salary

$56,378

Job Growth

-18%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 16%
  • Some College
  • 10%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 10%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 55%
  • Master's Degree
  • 8%
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Median Salary

$51,668

Job Growth

-4%

Education

  • Some College
  • 5%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 5%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 82%
  • Master's Degree
  • 9%
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Median Salary

$88,561

Job Growth

-17%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 67%
  • Master's Degree
  • 28%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 4%
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Median Salary

$39,791

Job Growth

+20%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 10%
  • Some College
  • 16%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 18%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 40%
  • Master's Degree
  • 11%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 4%
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$78,415

Job Growth

-14%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 66%
  • Master's Degree
  • 28%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 5%
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Job Growth

-39%

Education

  • Some College
  • 1%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 3%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 63%
  • Master's Degree
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$36,979

Job Growth

-6%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 22%
  • Certificate
  • 31%
  • Some College
  • 23%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 19%
  • Master's Degree
  • 5%
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Median Salary

$85,501

Job Growth

+8%

Education

  • Certificate
  • 7%
  • Some College
  • 16%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 35%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 36%
  • Master's Degree
  • 5%
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Median Salary

$39,612

Job Growth

-50%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 26%
  • Certificate
  • 8%
  • Some College
  • 2%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 31%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 32%
  • Master's Degree
  • 2%
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Median Salary

$39,612

Job Growth

-50%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 33%
  • Some College
  • 40%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 11%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 12%
  • Master's Degree
  • 3%
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