Certificate of Achievement in Interpreter (Spanish)
Students completing this certificate will be prepared for the three California Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts Certified Interpreter Exams in English and Spanish.
- Communicate clearly and effectively in Spanish and English in both written and oral formats.
- Use the specific vocabulary of medical or legal professions.
- Use simultaneous and consecutive interpretation techniques and do sight and text translations to prepare them for the California state Spanish interpreter licensure exam.
- Demonstrate cultural sensitivity to persons and legal traditions involved in court proceedings.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in a variety of governmental and medical settings.
|REQUIRED CERTIFICATE COURSES||12-13|
|ENGL 001||College Reading and Composition||4|
|ENGL 380||Vocabulary Building for Tests||1|
|SPAN 004||Advanced Spanish||3-4|
|or SPAN 012||Hispanic Literature|
|SPAN 280||Interpreter Written Exam Prep||1|
|SPAN 281||Spanish Interpreting Skills||3|
Select 8-9 units from the following courses:
|AJ 112||Legal Aspects of Evidence||3|
|AJ 115||Criminal Law 2||3|
|BUS 293||Business English||4|
|SPAN 282||Spanish Legal/Medical Terms||3|
|WEXP 193C||Spanish Interpreter Work Experience - 1st Semester||1 - 4|
|WEXP 194C||Spanish Interpreter Work Experience - 2nd Semester||1 - 4|
|WEXP 195C||Spanish Interpreter Work Experience - 3rd Semester||1 - 4|
|WEXP 196C||Spanish Interpreter Work Experience - 4th Semester||1 - 4|
The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Language Arts Division Chair.