Designed for bilingual adults who may or may not already be working in the field of translation, the program offers high-level instruction and professional training from active professionals. It can set you apart from the competition and certify to potential employers that you possess the bilingual proficiency, cultural understanding, theoretical knowledge, and skill set they are looking for. Graduates of our program go on to own and operate their own translation businesses, freelance, work for private companies or work within the public sector.
Get connected to the local and national translation and interpretation communities through UC San Diego Extension:
Learn more about the program:
|Course Title||Course Number||Units||FA||WI||SP||SU|
|Information Session (Find out more about the program in a free, on-site information session.)|
|Translation & Interpretation Program Information Session||L||L||L||L|
|Required Courses (All 7 courses are required.)|
|Introduction to Translation||O||L,O||L,O||O|
|Tools and Technology in Translation||O||O||O|
|English to Spanish Translation I||L,O||L,O||L,O||O|
|Spanish to English Translation I||L,O||L,O||L,O|
|English to Spanish Translation II||L||O||L||O|
|Spanish to English Translation II||O||O|
|Theory and Practice of Translation||L,O||L,O||L,O||O|
|L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA|
Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.
|Certificate Section ID:||100631||Add to Cart|
|Contact:||Arts, Humanities & Languages, (858) 534-5760|
Total fluency in both English and Spanish, including the ability to speak, read, and write at a second year university level, is required. Fluency is determined by a written entrance exam (available online and onsite). Select courses may be taken prior to the entrance exam.
The Specialized Certificate in Translation (Spanish/English) is issued upon completion of the entrance exam and the total number of required credit units (19.5 quarter units). The approximate cost of the program is $2,910 (includes course fees, entrance exam fee, and certificate enrollment fee) and is paid incrementally as students enroll in courses rather than up front. Cost does not include textbooks, materials and parking. Course fees and schedules are subject to change.
Grant Goodall, PhD
Director and Professor, Linguistics Language Program
University of California, San Diego
Owner/Operator, Greensfield Translations
Past President & Chair of Professional Development, ATA
Judy Jenner, MBA
Owner/Operator, Twin Translations; Vice President, NITA
Author, Entrepreneurial Linguist column, The Chronicle, ATA
Mary Negrete, MA
Instructor, Translation and Interpretation
UC San Diego Extension