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Translation and Interpretation (Spanish/English) Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Translation and Interpretation (Spanish/English) is designed for bilingual adults who may or may not already be working in the field of translation and interpretation. Our reputable and rigorous program offers high-level instruction and professional training from active professionals to 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 need. Graduates of our program go on to own and operate their own translation and interpretation service companies, 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 21 units are required.)
Introduction to Translation
LING-40106
1.5
L,O L,O L,O O
Introduction to Interpretation
LING-40109
1.5
L,O L,O L,O L,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
Theory and Practice of Translation
LING-40004
3
L,O L,O L,O O
Sight Translation: Theory & Practice
LING-40086
3
L   L  
Consecutive Interpretation: Theory & Practice
LING-40037
3
  L   L
Simultaneous Interpretation: Theory & Practice
LING-40038
3
L   L  
ELECTIVES (A minimum of 9 units is required from any of the following categories.)
General Electives
English to Spanish Translation II
LING-40027
3
  O   O
Spanish to English Translation II
LING-40011
3
O   O  
Community Interpretation
LING-40033
3
  L    
Business
Business Translation
LING-40025
3
  O    
Tools and Technology in Translation
LING-40107
3
O O O  
Strategic Marketing & Branding for Translators & Interpreters
LING-40113
3
    O  
Introduction to Swordfish
LING-40118
2
O      
Education
Interpretation and Translation in Education
LING-40102
3
      L
Legal
Introduction to Court Interpretation
LING-40071
3
L      
Legal Interpretation in Criminal Proceedings
LING-40072
3
    L  
Legal Translation
LING-40035
3
  O    
Medical
Medical Translation: Internal Medicine
LING-40092
3
O      
Medical Translation: Specialty Areas
LING-40093
3
  O   O
Medical Interpretation
LING-40104
3
    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: 103853 Add to Cart
Application Fee: $60
Contact: Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts, (858) 534-5760
E-mail: ahl@ucsd.edu

Program Benefits

  • Gain hands-on experience in the classroom.
  • Flexibility to specialize in and enhance your professional background.
  • Career-oriented practical course content designed to provide fundamental technical skills.
  • Refine your skills with our resource library and state-of-the-art language laboratory.
  • Participate in online and onsite courses, which offer weekly, evening, and Saturday scheduling options.
  • Improve your chances of passing the American Translators Association (ATA) and the California Court Interpreter examinations.

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 (online or onsite). Select courses may be taken prior to the entrance exam.

Certificate Guidelines

Tailor the curriculum to suit your professional needs. Areas of specialization in translation or interpretation, or professional industry (medical, legal, business, community, and education) are available.

The Professional Certificate in Translation and Interpretation (Spanish/English) is issued upon completion of the entrance exam and the total number of required credit units (30 quarter units). The approximate cost of the program is $4,910 (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

Rebeca Calderon, M.A.
Manager, Interpreter Services, United States District Courts
Federal and State Certified Court Interpreter

Barbara Edwards
Senior Court Services Analyst, Court Interpreters Program
Exec Office Programs Division, Judicial Council of CA

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

Holly Mikkelson
Associate Professor/Author and Founder of ACEBO
Monterey Institute of International Studies

Ana Morales
Manager, Translation and Community Services
San Diego Unified School District

Teresa Newman, PhD, FNP
Director, Community Outreach Services
Scripps Healthcare