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Spanish-English Interpretation and Translation Certificate

The Spanish-English Interpretation and Translation certificate is a program in which students take 3 classes and 12 credits hours. It offers students who already possess advanced bilingual knowledge the opportunity to professionalize this knowledge and transform it into a career by itself. The certificate guarantees professional knowledge and practice of Spanish-English interpreting and translation skills for health, legal, business and social advancement institutions. It also helps prepare students for their actual licensing in this profession while developing reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities in the target language at a professional level.         

The certificate will only be granted to students who reach a B- average or higher over the three classes. Students will develop a professional portfolio as part of the certificate. Successful students will also take their official exam to become state certified interpreters and/or translators after completing all required coursework.

 

A Certificate in Spanish-English Interpreting and Translation offers students who already possess advanced bilingual knowledge the opportunity to professionalize this knowledge and transform it into a career by itself. This advanced certificate provides students with concrete employability opportunities, as there is significant need for qualified Spanish-English interpreters and translators in health, legal, business and social advancement institutions in the US. 

  1. Professional speech and written abilities in Spanish, at a level suitable for professional interpreting and translating work.
  2. Interact respectfully and appropriately with individuals and companies from different cultural backgrounds.
  3. Ability to help business, government and social policies become as bilingual as needed or desired.

Prerequisite: SPAN 319 or equivalent

  • SPAN 385 Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Credits: 4
  • SPAN 401 Advanced Spanish Proficiency Credits: 4
  • SPAN 486 Spanish Translation Practicum Credits: 4