Legal Interpretation: Basic (English/Spanish)

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02449)

Designed for students desiring careers as interpreters in the legal field. Provides skills required for employment in government and the courts, as well as in public and private offices.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Student will interpret orally 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.
  • Student will 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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Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

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Program Requirements
BUS 181SPANISH COMPUTER SKILLS FOR INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION3
BUS 210BUSINESS ENGLISH3
BUS 226INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: LEGAL3
BUS 229LEGAL TERMINOLOGY---BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)3
SPAN 215SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS I *5
Electives
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)
Total Units20
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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.