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Camino Program

Program Director

Sharon Muñoz

Program Details

The Camino Program at Manhattan College is a two-year associate degree program in general studies designed to provide academic support and resources to native Spanish-speaking students. Students in this program reinforce their English skills while acquiring a college degree. Students benefit from tutoring, study groups, and academic counseling to help them succeed at Manhattan College.

Camino students follow a 15-week semester. See the undergraduate calendar.

Upon successfully graduating with an associate degree, students can apply to a bachelor's degree program at Manhattan College.

Financial Aid

Camino students receive assistance in applying for federal and state aid to study in the Camino Program. In most cases, students eligible for full aid will attend the program tuition-free.

Students not eligible for full federal and state aid may need to apply for a loan and establish a payment plan with the College to meet tuition and fee costs.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Camino program is to provide native Spanish-speaking students with an associate degree while improving their oral and written English language proficiency. The program is committed to providing a curriculum inspired by the Lasallian core principles of quality education, social justice, leadership, and equity. The program achieves this by collaborating with diverse faculty, administrators, and staff who reflect the student body composition and are committed to justice for diverse students and communities.

Program Goals 

  • Develop English language proficiency in both written and oral communication 

  • Gain the ability to work effectively with groups and independently 

  • Conduct research, drawing on and documenting a variety of academic sources and synthesize findings in a coherent and organized manner 

  • Evaluate the impact of multicultural, religious, and ethical perspectives in decision-making 

  • Identify and evaluate the social aspects of workplace issues and utilize problem-solving skills. 


As part of our commitment to Camino students, everyone is assigned an advisor upon entering the program. Students are guided with resources and mentored on best practices for the first years in college. Career development, first generation, transfer process, and academic support are some of the workshops and one-on-one assistance provided. 

Credit Transfer Advisement and Evaluation

Graduates of the Camino program may apply for a bachelor's degree in over 100 majors offered at Manhattan College. Students are provided advising support  in the application process for the programs they are seeking to pursue. The Camino staff helps students continue their education or pursue career endeavors and assists in the following ways:

  1. Completing financial aid applications, writing transfer essays, appealing financial aid awards, and obtaining letters of recommendation.

  2. Researching professional, academic, and career opportunities to support students' goals during the Camino experience. 

  3. Assisting students with the application process for the transition to a bachelor's degree program at Manhattan College. 

​The decision to accept the transfer of credits from the Camino program to other degree programs at Manhattan College is determined by the school's academic leadership. In making these decisions, the school's administration will consider the applicability of their pre-approved credits selected program of study. While all 60 Camino credits are applicable, all credits may not be compatible with the degree selected based on program requirements..

Camino Curriculum

PSEG 1063
PSEG 1113
PSEE 1413
PSRL 2173
PSEE 2073
Total Credits: 15
PSMT 1953
PSEG 2263
PSLS 2753
PSPY 2803
PSLS 4013
Total Credits: 15
PSRL 2743
PSRL 3793
PSLS 3753
PSEE 3603
Total Credits: 12
PSCM 3263
PSLS 3683
PSSC 3943
PSEV 4903
Total Credits: 12

General Electives                         6

                                                     60 total credits