As local businesses seek bilingual professionals, OCCC offers beginner Spanish course for business

Classes begin August 20, 2018

    (Published: 07-24-18)

Bilingual professionals assist customers

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) offers beginning Spanish for business course this fall for business professionals, providing an opportunity for businesses to expand services to patrons.

Facilitated at the OCCC Capitol Hill Center, this 36-hour, non-credit course is designed for those in business who want to communicate better with the ever-growing Hispanic population in the OKC metro. The course begins with basic greetings and directives that can help make non-English speaking clients feel welcome until someone who is more fluent in Spanish can assist them or you can have more time to help them. By the end of the course, participants should be able to greet someone, introduce themselves, get personal information from Spanish-speaking clients and be able to answer basic questions.

Class sessions are Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 through Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The OCCC Capitol Hill Center is located at 325 SW 25th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73109. For more information or to enroll, contact Division of Business and IT Dean John Claybon at 405.682.7888 or BITDivisionOffice@occc.edu.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 60 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.