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Translation (Spanish/English) Certificate

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.

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Certificate Course Matrix
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
INFO-70027
0
L L L L
PREREQUISITE
Entrance Exam
EXAM-80002
0
L,O L,O L,O O
Required Courses (All 7 courses are required.)
Introduction to Translation
LING-40106
1.5
L,O L,O L,O O
Tools and Technology in Translation
LING-40107
3
O O O  
English to Spanish Translation I
LING-40039
3
L,O L,O L,O O
Spanish to English Translation I
LING-40040
3
L,O L,O L,O O
English to Spanish Translation II
LING-40027
3
L O L O
Spanish to English Translation II
LING-40011
3
O   O O
Theory and Practice of Translation
LING-40004
3
L,O L,O L,O O
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
Certificate Programs

To Register in the Certificate Program

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
Application Fee: $60
Contact: Arts, Humanities & Languages, (858) 534-5760
E-mail: ahl@ucsd.edu

Program Benefits

  • Online and on-site course options
  • Small class sizes and flexible scheduling options
  • Curriculum designed and taught by active translation professionals
  • Total estimated program cost is under $3000
  • You pay incrementally as you enroll in classes rather than up front
  • Financial aid available
  • Program may be completed in approximately 3-4 quarters
  • Certificate graduates can join the UC San Diego Alumni Association
  • Enrollment is open to local, out-of-area, and out-of country students
  • Advanced industry-specific courses are also available. Learn more at extension.ucsd.edu/interpretation

Conditions for Admission

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.

Certificate Guidelines

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.

Advisors

Grant Goodall, PhD
Director and Professor, Linguistics Language Program
University of California, San Diego

Marian Greenfield
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