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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.
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 21 units are required.)|
|Introduction to Translation||L,O||O||L,O||O|
|Introduction to Interpretation||L,O||O||L,O||O|
|English to Spanish Translation I||L,O||O||L,O||O|
|Spanish to English Translation I||O||L,O||L,O||O|
|Theory and Practice of Translation||L,O||O||O||O|
|Sight Translation: Theory & Practice||L,O||L|
|Consecutive Interpretation: Theory & Practice||L,O||L,O|
|Simultaneous Interpretation: Theory & Practice||L,O||L|
|ELECTIVES (A minimum of 9 units is required from any of the following categories.)|
|English to Spanish Translation II||O||O|
|Spanish to English Translation II||O||O|
|Tools and Technology in Translation||O||O||O|
|Strategic Marketing & Branding for Translators & Interpreters||O|
|Introduction to Swordfish||O||O|
|Interpretation and Translation in Education||L|
|Introduction to Court Interpretation||L|
|Legal Interpretation in Criminal Proceedings||L|
|Medical Translation: Internal Medicine||O|
|Medical Translation: Specialty Areas||O|
|L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA|
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable. It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.
|Application Fee: $0||Apply Now!|
|Contact: Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts, 858-534-5760|
|Please note: Upon acceptance into the program, there will be a $60 certificate fee.|
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.
Please see the application for specific admission requirements for this program.
Although a college degree or professional experience in the field are not required, applicants with such experience may receive preference for admission when program capacity is limited.
Current UCSD students may be considered for admission depending on their academic and career focus and educational performance.
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.
Rebeca Calderon, M.A.
Manager, Interpreter Services, United States District Courts
Federal and State Certified Court Interpreter
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
Associate Professor/Author and Founder of ACEBO
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Manager, Translation and Community Services
San Diego Unified School District
Teresa Newman, PhD, FNP
Director, Community Outreach Services