Japanese Language, Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement in Japanese Language promotes fluency in Japanese and an understanding of Japanese culture. This is a fifteen-unit program of study of a second language and its culture that prepares students to interact appropriately with Japanese-speaking people in a variety of settings, including the hospitality industry, conferences, and academic settings. The program assists students who are seeking careers in a wide variety of fields that value multilingualism and multiculturalism, and/or cater specifically to Japanese-speaking consumers. The Certificate of Achievement establishes Japanese linguistic and cultural fluency as a foundation for further studies in Japanese, linguistics, interpreting, international relations, or international business management.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of Japanese to communicate at an intermediate level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • Critically examine and comprehend the culture, values, and practices of Japanese people.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
JPNS 1AElementary Japanese I5
JPNS 1BElementary Japanese II5
JPNS 2AIntermediate Japanese5
Total Units15

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
JPNS 1A Elementary Japanese I 5
JPNS 1B Elementary Japanese II 5
Year 2
JPNS 2A Intermediate Japanese 5
 Total Units15