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Learn the language of one of the world’s fastest growing economies in JCCC’s Chinese courses. Studying Chinese will give you an advantage in business, engineering, and more! Knowing Chinese can help you break into the exciting field of international relations and earn your place on the global stage.

What Will I Learn in JCCC's Chinese Courses?

At Johnson County Community College, Chinese classes are part of our Foreign Language department.

By studying Chinese at JCCC, you will learn:

  • Basic sounds and characters in Chinese
  • Chinese vocabulary and grammar
  • How to read Chinese
  • Basic conversational skills in Chinese
  • Chinese traditions to gain greater cultural understanding 

You can take Elementary Chinese I (FL 165) and move on to Elementary Chinese II (FL 166).  This sequence meets the Foreign Language requirement for many bachelor’s degrees at four-year schools. Our Chinese courses are guaranteed by the Kansas Board of Regents to transfer to all Kansas public postsecondary institutions.

Do you need to take the placement exam? Visit JCCC's Language Resource Center to learn about testing options.

Why JCCC's Chinese Courses?

Our professors make your learning experience fun and interesting with practical applications and lots of in-class activities.

There are various reasons to choose JCCC to start your Chinese studies. Our Chinese professors make your learning experience fun and interesting with practical applications and lots of in-class activities.

As a Chinese student at JCCC, you have access to:

  • Free, personal tutoring in the Language Resource Center (LRC)
  • Smaller class sizes taught by native or near-native Chinese speakers
  • Interactive teaching methods such as small group and one-on-one pairings
  • Friendships with Chinese-speaking students through the International Club

For the ultimate immersion experience, you can participate in JCCC’s Study Abroad program in China each year.

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Studying Chinese could increase your opportunities for a job, scholarship or fellowship. Chinese is the second-largest language community on the internet, with more than 800 million speakers connected to the web.

You could have a lucrative career as an online Chinese translator or as a translator in the U.S. for thousands of tourists and businesspeople who visit. You also might work for an international Chinese company or one of the many U.S. companies who do business with China.

Understanding the Chinese culture opens the door to careers in:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Government
  • Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Medicine
  • Technology

Two years of Chinese meets the foreign language requirement for many bachelor’s degrees. Most Chinese courses at JCCC are guaranteed to transfer to all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. To learn more about transferring from JCCC to a four-year university visit Transfer Information and Services.


Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

The cost of going to college can drastically impact your ability to succeed. At Johnson County Community College, we want our students to be able to afford a program that they love. That’s why we’re constantly working to make tuition more affordable for you.

Here’s what JCCC has to offer:

Textbook and other supply costs vary depending on your courses.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

Being a student at JCCC means you have access to a range of services and resources to help you succeed. We offer professional tutoring and small, personalized class sizes. When you attend Johnson County Community College, your education truly matters.

The cost of going to school can be daunting. Fortunately, our Financial Aid office is here to help you through the process. Our counselors can help you find ways to fund your schooling, including scholarships and student loans, both of which can help to reduce the cost of your tuition every semester.

If you need help discovering what your passion will be post-graduation, our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great support tools.

You can also further your education by transferring to a four-year school. JCCC is here to help make the transition to another college program easy and stress-free.