Legal Interpretation and Translation

School of Business and Technology

Dean: Mink Stavenga, DBA

Department Chair: Marisa Soler-McElwain, LL.M.

School/Department Location: www.swccd.edu/cvlocation

Office: 470K, (619) 482-6569

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/C4E3PnKsdU92

General Description

The legal interpreter/translator works primarily within the California Court system as a court interpreter or as a full-time or freelance interpreter/translator whose services are utilized by legal and government agencies such as the Social Security Administration, the Homeland Security Department-Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Agriculture Labor Relations Board, and private legal offices, as well as clinics and hospitals.

Emphasis on English/Spanish legal terminology, interpretation of oral communications between attorney and client, as well as written translation of legal pleadings, forms, simple reports, and certificates. The program also emphasizes terminology required by interpreters in the medical, immigration, and business areas.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available for the interpretation and translation major. Some require a certificate of achievement and most require an associate in science degree: court interpreter, freelance interpreter/translator, assistant in legal intake and services in juvenile mediation, immigration, and family counseling. Employment opportunities exist in local courts, legal clinics, related public and private agencies, and international business entities.

Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Certificate of Achievement
Legal Interpretation - Basic (English/Spanish) 02449
Legal Interpretation and Translation - Intermediate (English/Spanish) A2451

Faculty

Maria Martinez-Sanabria, M.B.A.
mmartinez@swccd.edu

Marisa Soler-McElwain, LL.M.
lsoler@swccd.edu

BUS 35

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE ASSISTANT--- BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)

12 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $3

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Corequisite: BUS 290.

Lecture 9.50 hours, laboratory 7 hours

Offered: ALL

Prepares students to work in a bilingual (English/Spanish) office setting in an entry-level position. Emphasizes the development of skills in business English, filing, keyboarding, Microsoft Office software applications, and office procedures. This course will be taught in both English and Spanish. Covers content of classes including BUS 70, 200A, 218, and CIS 121B. [D]

BUS 36

LEGAL OFFICE ASSISTANT---BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)

12 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $3

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Corequisite: BUS 290.

Lecture 9.50 hours, laboratory 7 hours

Offered: ALL

Prepares students to work in a legal bilingual (English/Spanish) office setting in an entry-level position. Emphasizes the development of skills in business English, filing, keyboarding, legal terminology (English/Spanish), Microsoft Office software applications, and legal office procedures. This course will be taught in both English and Spanish. Covers content of classes including BUS 70, 200A, 223, 229 and CIS 121B. [D]

BUS 52

BASICS OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the fundamental aspects and key elements of contracting and subcontracting with federal, state, and local government agencies. Includes the key steps a small business should take to successfully compete in the government market, including skill development in marketing, subcontracting, and proposal writing. [D]

BUS 70

KEYBOARDING I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $1

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides training in keyboarding for beginners. Emphasizes keyboarding using touch control method of letter keys, correct typing techniques, and speed building and accuracy on one-minute and two-minute timed writings, utilizing computer and keyboarding software. [D]

BUS 71

KEYBOARDING II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $1

Prerequisite: BUS 70 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides keyboarding instruction as a continuation of BUS 70. Develops speed and accuracy, and presents the numeric and symbol keys, formatting of business letters, and preparation of one-page reports. Builds speed and control on one-minute and three-minute writings. Uses keyboarding software. [D]

BUS 73

KEYBOARDING SPEED AND ACCURACY I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $1

Prerequisite: BUS 71 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Increases keyboarding speed and improves accuracy utilizing specialized software. [D]

BUS 74

KEYBOARDING SPEED AND ACCURACY II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $1

Prerequisite: BUS 73 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Increases keyboarding speed and improves accuracy utilizing specialized software. [D]

BUS 75

KEYBOARDING SPEED AND ACCURACY III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $1

Prerequisite: BUS 74 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed to increase keyboarding speed and improve accuracy. [D]

BUS 78

ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Proper keyboarding techniques on the 10-key printing calculator. Students will develop speed and accuracy using the 10-key touch method on an electronic calculator and learn to solve efficiently and skillfully various types of business mathematical problems. [D]

BUS 81

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE KEYBOARDING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Integrates keyboarding and English as a Second Language for the purpose of providing a reinforcement of English instruction with an emphasis on business vocabulary. [ND]

BUS 83

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides a fundamental overview of the different programs and approaches to economic development, explains the importance of each approach, and highlights the activities that communities employ to achieve economic development goals. [D]

BUS 84

GRANT RESEARCH AND WRITING FUNDAMENTALS

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; BUS 211 or BUS 212 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides an overview of the grant research and writing process and professional ethics. Includes practical assignments in writing key components of a grant proposal that includes the application, needs statement, budget, executive summary, and evaluation components. [D]

BUS 96

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes individual and team attitudes and skills essential for providing excellent customer service. Discusses techniques for communicating positively with internal and external customers, enhancing customer satisfaction, and increasing customer retention. [D]

BUS 100

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY, ECONOMIC, AND URBAN PLANNING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides an understanding of the field of urban planning by exploring the history, theory, and practice of urban planning in the United States. Includes an investigation into the primary subfields of urban planning including housing and community development, land use, transportation, economic development/ redevelopment, urban design, and the environment. [D; CSU]

BUS 120

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Examines the various types of business organizations, financing, personnel, marketing, management, and business-government relations. Develops an understanding of the general concepts of business for business and non-business majors. [D; CSU; UC]

BUS 121

FINANCIAL PLANNING AND MONEY MANAGEMENT

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces financial planning in our changing economic environment. Explores topics such as budgeting and resource allocation, risk management, tax planning, economics of buying and borrowing, and introduces the selection of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. [D; CSU]

BUS 122

PRINCIPLES OF IMPORTING AND EXPORTING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the fundamentals of importing, exporting, and U.S. Customs Regulations. Provides an overview of international documentation, financial instruments of trade, and marketing. Emphasis on advanced concepts of exporting and importing, as well as practical application and completion of documents commonly used in the field. [D; CSU]

BUS 123

INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENTS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces basic investment principles including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, portfolio management, derivatives, securities markets, interpretation of financial statements, and the relationship of economic and political conditions to investing. [D; CSU]

BUS 126

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers systems approach to managing activities associated with the management of traffic, transportation, inventory, warehousing, packaging, order processing, and material handling for international trade. Designed to provide an overview of the fundamentals of logistics management, including its scope, process, functions, and services. [D; CSU]

BUS 129

MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS---POWERPOINT

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $3

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides students with the skills required to use the multimedia features of Microsoft PowerPoint software. Emphasizes presentation techniques, advanced text and graphic processing, and use of multimedia peripherals. [D; CSU] (Formerly: BUS 128B;CIS 128B; Same as: CIS 129)

BUS 134

EBUSINESS I: PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides an overview of electronic commerce and examines basic principles. Provides students with the understanding and knowledge of important factors involved in the overall process of electronic commerce. Includes the infrastructure, software availability, buyer behavior patterns, security issues, and future trends. [D; CSU]

BUS 135

EBUSINESS II: CREATING AN EFFECTIVE WEB PRESENCE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: BUS 134 or 192 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: CL 120, CIS 92, or 101, or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides an overview of how to create an effective Web presence while utilizing an electronic commerce site. Demonstrates interactive marketing techniques that go beyond the traditional approach and embrace the current trends of technology. Focuses on the ever-changing business environment of web marketing and targets specific strategies to develop a profitable Web site. [D; CSU]

BUS 136

DIVERSE WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: BUS 210 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed to develop an awareness of current workforce diversity trends and the adaptation required in organizational structure to enhance productivity. Discusses changes in managerial and communication styles that successfully address cross-cultural communications, as well as effective negotiations and conflict resolution. [D; CSU]

BUS 139

CONSUMER RETAILING AND MERCHANDISING

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Introduces processes used for distributing consumer goods from manufacturers through wholesale and retail channels. Emphasizes retail outlet organization, buying procedures, advertising, pricing, and selling. Also discusses online retailing (e-tailing) as a possible strategy. [D; CSU]

BUS 140

BUSINESS LAW/THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Examines the nature and role of the law in our society emphasizing the legal environment in which business operates. Provides an overview of the U.S. legal system, contracts, torts, bankruptcy, consumer protection, environmental law, intellectual property, Uniform Commercial Code, and regulation of business. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID BUS 125]

BUS 142

BUSINESS ETHICS---CORPORATE AND PERSONAL

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Introduces the student to the study of business and personal ethics and provides a framework to identify, analyze, and understand how members of the business community make ethical decisions and deal with ethical issues. [D; CSU]

BUS 143

ESTRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $2

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Focuses on providing the entrepreneur or business owner the skills necessary to develop and implement a business plan for a small business. Emphasizes the development of the financial, managerial, and marketing components, including electronic commerce and Internet strategies. [D; CSU] (Formerly: BUS 90)

BUS 144

ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL STRATEGY

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Develops and explores the role of advertising and public relations for small business owners or entrepreneurs. Emphasizes creation of an effective advertising strategy to increase sales. [D; CSU] (Formerly: BUS 91)

BUS 145

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESS

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Introduces the various factors to be considered as a small business owner encounters the financial aspects of operating a business. Reviews the areas of starting a business, financing a small business, banking, and cash management. [D; CSU] (Formerly: BUS 92)

BUS 147

SUCCESSFUL SELLING TECHNIQUES

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: BUS 120 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: FALL

Provides an overview of sales skills for small business owners and sales personnel. Emphasizes creation of an effective psychology of selling focused on customer needs, analysis of buyers behavior, prospecting for leads, handling objections, and closing the sale. [D; CSU]

BUS 148

DEVELOPING AND STARTING A NEW BUSINESS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides students with the knowledge, skills, awareness, and involvement in the process and the critical aspects of creating a new venture. Emphasizes the attitudes, resources, and networks that are involved in pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities. [D; CSU] (Formerly: BUS 155)

BUS 149

ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPERATING AND MANAGING A SMALL BUSINESS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the basic solutions of managing and operating a small business. Develops the necessary physical and paper systems, and initially conducting the business, including record keeping, sales, and other operation necessities. [D; CSU] (Formerly: BUS 156)

BUS 150

PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: ACCT 101 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Studies management principles with primary emphasis on basic management functions: communicating, planning, organizing, and controlling. Analyzes decision making, human relations, and the role of the manager as leader. Discusses actual business problems and solutions. [D; CSU]

BUS 151

PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides a fundamental overview of operations management. Covers operating processes, project management, facilities and capacity planning, quality management, just-in-time and lean systems, forecasting, aggregate planning, inventory management, and resource management. [D; CSU]

BUS 152

HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Develops the ability to nurture good relationships on the job which has been identified as a key to promotion and success in business. Focuses on techniques and behaviors that develop this potential in individuals, creating opportunities for higher salary, advancement, and leadership. [D; CSU] (Formerly: SUPR 102)

BUS 173

TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides an understanding of transportation in a logistics context. Emphasizes transportation procedures and concepts of efficiency. [D; CSU]

BUS 174

INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Discusses current marketing methods, institutions, and practices, including social media, traditional, and emerging methods. Provides an understanding of the roles of marketing and social marketing in the economy and the firm, and develops a rationale for a marketing perspective as a guide to organizational and individual actions. [D; CSU]

BUS 177

PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Surveys the nature and dimension of international business, environmental frameworks, international trade policies, international alliances, international financial markets, various forms of foreign involvement in international trade and discussion of the role of the multinational corporation in world trade. [D; CSU] (Formerly: BUS 250)

BUS 181

SPANISH COMPUTER SKILLS FOR INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: SPAN 215 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: BUS 70 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Reviews Spanish keyboard and keying techniques. Develops speed and accuracy as well as basic word processing skills. Emphasizes the proper application of the accent mark and punctuation in both English and Spanish. Includes preparation of English and Spanish letters, memos, and short reports used in an international business and legal context. Introduces the process of computer translation through the Internet as well as through computer translation software. [D; CSU]

BUS 182

KEYBOARDING FOR OFFICE PROFESSIONALS

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Prerequisite: BUS 71 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Allows students who already possess the ability to keyboard by touch to enhance keyboarding techniques and to further develop document processing skills, including writing letters, writing memos, preparing tables, preparing manuscripts, proofreading, and editing. [D; CSU]

BUS 183

BUSINESS MATHEMATICS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Studies the fundamental mathematical operations and their application to business problems. Includes payroll, pricing, interest and discount, commission, taxes, and other pertinent uses of mathematics in the field of business. [D; CSU] (Formerly: BUS 77)

BUS 191

CREATING AND MANAGING A VIRTUAL OFFICE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: CL 120 or CIS 101 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides students with tools and knowledge required to create a virtual business. Examines administrative concepts required to conduct business activities in the virtual workplace, including decision-making, establishment of business relationships, customer service, time and stress management, ethics, and teamwork. [D; CSU]

BUS 192

MARKETING A VIRTUAL OFFICE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: CL 120 or CIS 101 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides students with strategies for marketing a virtual (Web- or technology-based) business. Emphasizes development of a marketing plan, research of virtual employment and business opportunities, review of billing systems, and use of marketing techniques, including mailing lists, customer testimonials, online presentations, and new marketing technologies and innovations. Discusses ethical considerations required in running a virtual business. [D; CSU]

BUS 200A

MICROSOFT WORD: BEGINNING

2.5 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: BUS 71 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces students to entry-level positions in todays modern electronic office, as well as prepare students for the introductory level of Microsoft Office Specialist certification. [D; CSU]

BUS 200B

MICROSOFT WORD: ADVANCED

2.5 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: BUS 200A or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Prepares students to become expert users of advanced applications required in todays modern electronic office including: enhance professional documents, configure Word options, tables, mail merge, macros, and work group collaboration. Prepares students for the Microsoft Word Specialist Expert certification examination. [D; CSU]

BUS 206

FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT

2.5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduction to the profession of records and information management. Covers alphabetic, numeric, geographic, and subject filing systems. Focuses on American Records Management Association (ARMA) International standards. Emphasis on both manual and electronic application of indexing rules and methodology. Records control, retention, retrieval, and creation and management of electronic and image records. [D; CSU]

BUS 210

BUSINESS ENGLISH

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Develops English language skills used in a modern business context. Includes a review of business vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and proofreading. Introduces skills in basic business letter writing. [D; CSU]

BUS 211

COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: BUS 210 or the skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Includes the principles of writing through writing basic business letters, memos, effective email messages, and a short report. Emphasizes effective oral communication by participating in oral presentations and class discussions. [D; CSU]

BUS 212

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: BUS 211 or ENGL 114 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the principles of written communication as applied to business, industry, and government including business letters, memos, and reports. Includes oral communication in the form of a oral PowerPoint presentation. [D; CSU; C-ID BUS 115]

BUS 218

PROCEDURES FOR OFFICE PROFESSIONALS

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $2

Recommended Preparation: BUS 71 and CIS 92, or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours, laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes development of professional attitude, intercultural communication, ethics, workplace safety, writing skills, time and stress management, telephone, receptionist, supervisory and leadership skills, mail handling, alphabetic filing, teamwork, job search techniques, and career planning. Includes a job practicum designed to provide students with experience of interaction and workflow in an office environment. [D; CSU]

BUS 225

INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: GENERAL BUSINESS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: SPAN 215 or equivalent; and BUS 210 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces students to the skills and techniques of English/Spanish interpretation and translation in the field of business by interpreting and translating dialogs, business correspondence, and documents focusing on business ethics, protocol, cultural sensitivity, and review writing mechanics, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. [D; CSU]

BUS 226

INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: LEGAL

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: SPAN 215 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces students to the skills and techniques of interpretation and translation (English/Spanish) in the legal field including written translation and simultaneous, consecutive, and summary interpreting and sight translation with discussion of cultural sensitivity and ethics as related to the legal interpreter/translator. [D; CSU]

BUS 227

INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: MEDICAL

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: SPAN 215 and ENGL 71 or equivalent; or BUS 210 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces principles of English and Spanish interpretation and translation applied to the medical field, focusing on translation of written medical documents and interpretation skills, cultural sensitivity, and ethics required by healthcare providers. [D; CSU]

BUS 229

LEGAL TERMINOLOGY---BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: SPAN 215 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Prepares bilingual (English/Spanish) students who desire to work in a legal setting particularly as bilingual legal assistants. Covers English and Spanish terminology commonly used in civil, probate, family, and criminal law pleadings and documents. [D; CSU]

BUS 233

INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: IMMIGRATION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: SPAN 215 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed to introduce students to the skills and techniques of interpretation and translation (English/Spanish) with emphasis in immigration including written translation and simultaneous, consecutive, and summary interpreting and sight translation. Discussion of cultural sensitivity and ethics as related to the immigration interpreter/translator. [D; CSU]

BUS 234

ADVANCED INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: LEGAL

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: SPAN 215 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: BUS 226 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers legal terminology and advanced techniques of simultaneous, consecutive and sight interpretation and translation of legal documents (English/Spanish) with emphasis on the areas of criminal, family, and immigration law. Emphasizes and analyzes the cultural sensitivity, ethics, and courtroom procedure as related to the role of the legal interpreter. [D; CSU]

BUS 239

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: BUS 70 or CIS 122B or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Trains students to successfully manage projects working alone or with a team---an essential skill in today's job market and often the impetus for future job promotions. [D; CSU] (Same as: CIS 239)

BUS 240

MICROSOFT OUTLOOK

2.5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $2

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the concepts of office automation in today's modern office as it relates to communication, computers, and networks. Includes email with various attachments, online calendar, messaging, faxing, and contacts. Prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist Proficiency certificate in Microsoft Outlook. [D; CSU] (Same as: CIS 240)

BUS 290

WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS I

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Business major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Business major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in business occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to the one unit weekly class activity, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

BUS 291

WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS II

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Business major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: BUS 290 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Business major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in business occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to one unit weekly class activity, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

BUS 292

WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS III

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Business major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: BUS 291 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Business major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in business occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to the one unit weekly class activity, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

BUS 293

WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS IV

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Business major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: BUS 292 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Business major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in business occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to the one unit weekly class activity, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

BUS 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of business of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]

SPAN 101

ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on basic beginning interpersonal communication. Covers structures and vocabulary to talk about family, daily activities, obligations, weather, employment, school, and food. Introduces Spanish speakers' worldviews. Designed for students with very little or no knowledge of Spanish. Not intended for students who speak Spanish. This course corresponds to the first two years of high school Spanish. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID SPAN 100] (Formerly: SPAN 120)

SPAN 101A

INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY SPANISH

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on basic beginning interpersonal communications. Covers structures and vocabulary to talk about family, school, everyday and weekend activities. Introduces Spanish speakers' worldviews. Designed for students without prior knowledge of Spanish. This course corresponds to the first two years of high school Spanish. Not intended for students who speak Spanish. Not open to students with credit in SPAN 120 or SPAN 101. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: SPAN 120A)

SPAN 101B

CONTINUATION OF ELEMENTARY SPANISH

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: SPAN 101A or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Continuation of SPAN 101A, equivalent to second half of SPAN 101. Focuses on basic beginning interpersonal communication. Covers structures and vocabulary to talk about work, career plans, food, relationships, going places and the weather. Introduces Spanish speakers' worldviews. Designed for students with little knowledge of Spanish. This course corresponds to the first two years of high school Spanish. Not intended for students who speak Spanish. Not open to students with credit in SPAN 120 or SPAN 101. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: SPAN 120B)

SPAN 102

ELEMENTARY SPANISH II

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or SPAN 101B or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed to further enable students to carry out basic interpersonal communication and acquire structures and vocabulary to talk about hobbies, chores and pastimes, vacations, childhood, health, important events, and goals. Study of Spanish speakers' worldviews. This course corresponds to the third year of high school Spanish. Not intended for students who speak Spanish. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID SPAN 102] (Formerly: SPAN 130)

SPAN 201

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides extensive review of all first-year structures. Focuses on interpersonal communication for intermediate students. Covers grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to discuss personal relations, family, travel, health, environment, media, art, and culture. Introduces readings reflecting Spanish speakers' worldviews. This course corresponds to the fourth year of high school Spanish. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID SPAN 200] (Formerly: SPAN 220)

SPAN 202

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Continuation of SPAN 201. Focuses on student's ability to communicate at an intermediate high level, on topics including careers, history, civilization, environment, literature, art, values, and politics in Spanish-speaking countries. Includes further study of complex grammatical structures and literary selections. This course corresponds to the fourth year of high school Spanish. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID SPAN 210] (Formerly: SPAN 230)

SPAN 215

SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS I

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: Spanish native speaker proficiency, or the equivalent intermediate level as assessed by the instructor.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed for bilingual students who need to improve their reading, writing, and formal speaking skills. Emphasizes Hispanic culture and literature and focuses on the professional use of Spanish in the work world. Not intended for students with a high school diploma from a Spanish-speaking country. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID SPAN 220] (Formerly: SPAN 121)

SPAN 216

SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS II

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: SPAN 215 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Continuation of SPAN 215. Designed for bilingual students who wish to acquire advanced writing, reading, and grammar skills. Focuses on real-life tasks reflecting the use of formal Spanish in the global community and the job market. Emphasizes formal oral and written Spanish, and a greater appreciation of Hispanic culture and literature. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID SPAN 230] (Formerly: SPAN 131)

SPAN 221

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE FOR BILINGUALS

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: SPAN 216 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed specifically for the second year of study for bilingual students of Spanish. Includes introductory study of Latin American and Peninsular literature to the intermediate native speaker. Emphasizes reading, writing, and analysis of fiction, drama, and poetry. Includes the use of current technology to research class topics. [D; CSU; UC]

SPAN 225

INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND WRITING ON SPANISH CULTURE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides class discussions conducted in Spanish for the intermediate student. Emphasizes the spoken language with some writing practice and the development of practical vocabulary and useful phrases. Includes conversations at the intermediate level that will center around social, cultural, and historical issues dealing with Spain. [D; CSU; UC]

SPAN 226

INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND WRITING ON LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Class discussions will be conducted in Spanish. Designed for the intermediate student of Spanish with emphasis on the spoken language with some writing practice and the development of practical vocabulary and useful phrases. Conversations at the intermediate level will cover assigned social, cultural, or literary topics dealing with the Latin-American experience. [D; CSU; UC]

SPAN 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of Spanish of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]