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Translation and Interpretation Studies

Certificate

Improve your skills in Spanish-English and English-Spanish written translation in the health care, legal, literary and business fields. Courses include both hands-on and theoretical classes, as well as internship opportunities.

Before you can enroll, in addition to the program prerequisites listed below you must demonstrate 50% competency translating a document without aid.

Program/Major Codes: CRTTRANSLATE/TRS

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options: Translate written documents between English and Spanish

Academic options: Continue your studies by working toward the Translation and Interpretation Studies associate's degree or by completing one of Pima's transfer degrees

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Program Requirements
  

Program Prerequisites

Before enrolling in this program (TRS 102 or higher) you must fulfill the following requirements:

WRT 101  Writing I [SUN# ENG 1101]
  or WRT 107  Writing I for Non-Native Speakers of English
3
WRT 102  Writing II [SUN# ENG 1102]
  or WRT 108  Writing II for Non-Native Speakers of English
3
SPA 253  Intermediate Spanish for Heritage and Bilingual Learners OR pass a proficiency test;  complete the SPA 103 and 203 prerequisites as needed 0-12
SPA 254 Intermediate Grammar and Writing for Heritage and Bilingual Learners OR pass a proficiency test 0-3
Subtotal 6-21

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
TRS 101 Introduction to Translation and Interpretation 3
TRS 102 English and Spanish for Translation 4
TRS 120IN Technology for Translation and Interpretation 2
TRS 150
  or TRS 203
Survey of Translation Specialty Areas
  Consecutive Interpretation and Sight Translation
4
TRS 160
  or TRS 270
Translation in Specialty Areas
  Simultaneous Interpretation
4
TRS 161
  or TRS 162
Medical Spanish/English Interpretation
  Introduction to Legal Spanish/English Interpretation
3
TRS 202 Interpretation Techniques 3
TRS 282 Advanced Project in Translation 4
Subtotal 27
Total 33-48