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 Outcomes

  • 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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Required Core
BUS 211COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
BUS 234ADVANCED INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: LEGAL3
Electives
Select one course from the following3-5
INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: GENERAL BUSINESS
INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: MEDICAL
SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS II *
Plus the required courses for the Legal Interpretation and Translation--Basic (English/Spanish) certificate:
BUS 181SPANISH COMPUTER SKILLS FOR INTERPRETATION/TRANSLATION3
BUS 210BUSINESS ENGLISH3
BUS 226INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: LEGAL3
BUS 229LEGAL TERMINOLOGY---BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)3
BUS 233INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: IMMIGRATION3
BUS 225INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: GENERAL BUSINESS3-5
or BUS 227 INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: MEDICAL
or SPAN 215 SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS I
Total Units27-31