Community Interpreting

Interpret English, Chinese, Protuguese, or Spanish in your communityThe certificate program for Community Interpreting is for multilingual professionals who are able to speak, read, and write English and Chinese, Portuguese, or Spanish fluently. Community interpreting is a broad and flexible field, encompassing work in education, social services, industry, public relations, and local government issues and affairs. Students will be introduced to the vocabulary used in these environments.

As a community interpreter, you're in a position to facilitate access to legal, educational, medical, and social services. You'll be qualified to work for state agencies, municipal agencies, non-governmental organizations, neighborhood clinics, investigators, union representatives, advertising firms, news media, and police departments. Often, community interpreters develop a network of private clients within the language community they serve.

The Community Interpreting certificate program consists of an entrance test, four required courses, and an optional internship.

Core Courses (Chinese)

Code Course Title Tuition
INT001M Interpreter Test (Chinese) $50
INT101M Introduction to Communication and Written Translation (Chinese) $1,375
INT102M Interpreting I (Chinese) $875
INT106M Community/Public Service Interpreting (Chinese) $875
INT103M Interpreting II (Chinese) $875
INT400 Interpreter Internship $800

Core Courses (Portuguese)

Code Course Title Tuition
INT001P Interpreter Testing (Portuguese) $50
INT101P Introduction to Communication and Written Translation (Portuguese) $1,375
INT102P Interpreting I (Portuguese) $875
INT106P Community/Public Service Interpreting (Portuguese) $875
INT103P Interpreting II (Portuguese) $875
INT400 Interpreter Internship $800

Core Courses (Spanish)

Code Course Title Tuition
INT001S Interpreter Testing (Spanish) $50
INT101S Introduction to Communication and Written Translation (Spanish) $1,375
INT102S Interpreting I (Spanish) $875
INT106S Community/Public Service Interpreting (Spanish) $875
INT103S Interpreting II (Spanish) $875
INT400 Interpreter Internship $800