About Italian

CCSF offers a program of Italian language studies at the elementary and intermediate levels.

The program is designed with two different emphases in order to accommodate the needs of all students, whether their primary interest in the language is work-related, academic, for travel purposes, or for personal enrichment. 

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Italian can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Teaching
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Fine arts
  • Music
  • Archaeology
  • Museum work
  • Librarianship
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Civil Service
  • International law
  • EU organizations
  • Government and other social or public services
  • International banking and business
  • Tourism
  • Fashion

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ENGL 1A + 1AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  
GE Area G1 Health Knowledge Requirement 2-3  
GE Area G2 Physical Skills Requirement 1-3   
Additional Major Requirement See Counselor 3-5  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 3  

Total Units: 13-20 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ITAL 2 Continuation of Elementary Italian 5  
MATH 46, MATH 60 or 860, ET 108B, or ET 50, or PSYC 5, or ECON 5, or LALS 5, or PHIL 12A, or FIN 136M or higher math course (or equivalent) Math Graduation Requirement 3-8  
GE Area D Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3  
GE Area H Ethnic Studies, Women's and Gender Studies adn LGBTQ Studies 3  

Total Units: 14-19 

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ITAL 3A Intermediate Italian 3  
GE Area C Natural Sciences Requirement 3-6  
GE Area F United States History and Government Requirement 3  
Degree Applicable Elective   3  

Total Units: 12-15

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ITAL 3B Intermediate Italian 3  
Degree Applicable Elective   3  
Degree Applicable Elective   3  
Degree Applicable Elective   3  

Total Units: 12

Semester 5

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ITAL 4A Continuation of Intermediate Italian 3  
Degree Applicable Elective   3  

Total Units: 6

 

Semester 6

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ITAL 4B Continuation of Intermediate Italian 3  

Total Units: 3

 

 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

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Semester 2

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Semester 3

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Semester 4

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Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities, especially:

  • University of California campuses
  • California State University campuse

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.