Community Spanish Interpreter
The Community Spanish Interpreter Certificate was designed for students who have native-like fluency in both English and Spanish and plan to enter workplaces with multicultural clientele. Graduating with the certificate should enhance students’ job prospects in the medical, legal, religious, educational and business sectors.
Course work in this certificate allows students to learn translation and interpretation skills through role-play and ethical and cultural case studies. Students are provided opportunities to speak with interpreters in various fields such as medical, legal, and social services.
Graduates also have the opportunity to pair the Community Spanish Interpreter Certificate with other tracks of study which include but are not limited to: Accounting, Automotive Systems Technology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Technology, Early Childhood Education, Medical Assisting, Paralegal Technology, Viticulture & Enology Technology, Office Administration, Medical Office Administration, and Nursing.
Prerequisite: Spanish fluency test at the intermediate level. The test will be administered by SCC’s Spanish Instructors. Students can register for Community Spanish Interpreter classes, but must pass a language fluency test on campus in order to remain in the courses. Students should contact Jennifer Jimenez or Laura Hudson to sign up for the fluency test before the semester begins.
- Communicate clearly and effectively in Spanish and English in both oral and written formats.
- Research and use the specific vocabulary of various professions.
- Analyze the cultural artifacts of relevant Spanish-speaking regions.
- Assess and evaluate understanding of the parties involved in the process of interpretation.
- Demonstrate professionalism in interactions, specifically respect for cultural differences/nuances.
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$20.39 average salary per hour.
$42,420 average salary per year.
Sources for salary information obtained from O*NET. Salaries may vary for reasons including but not limited to years of experience, place of employment, and specific occupations within each industry.