Legal Interpretation and Translation: Intermediate (English/Spanish)

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: A2451)

Designed for students desiring careers as interpreters and translators in the legal field. Prepares students at the intermediate level with skills required for employment in government, the court system, and in private legal offices.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Interpret orally and translate in writing for a client and an attorney from the base language (English or Spanish) to the target language (Spanish or English) maintaining accuracy in the content of the messages being interpreted and translated.
  • Work with diverse clients in a legal setting in an ethical, respectful, and businesslike manner being sensitive to the traditions and culture of the clients.

Gainful Employment

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Program Requirements
BUS 211COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
or BUS 212 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
BUS 234ADVANCED INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: LEGAL3
SPAN 216SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS II *5
Select 3 units of the following:3
INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: GENERAL BUSINESS
INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: IMMIGRATION
INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: MEDICAL
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY---BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)
Complete courses required for Interpretation and Translations - Basic certificate20
Total Units34
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Students who have completed high school or a higher-level degree in a Spanish-speaking country may waive the Spanish language requirement by submitting a transcript of studies from their foreign institution.