Community Spanish Interpreter

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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.

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
ACA 111
 
ACA 122
College Student Success
or
College Transfer Success
1 0 0 1
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3 0 0 3
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3 0 0 3
SPA 141 Culture & Civilization 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Spring Spring
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I 3 0 0 3
SPI 213 Review of Grammar 3 0 0 3
SPI 214 Intro to Translation 3 0 0 3
Fall Fall
SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II 3 0 0 3
SPI 113 Intro to Spanish Interpreting 3 0 0 3
SPI 114 Analytic Skills for Interpreting 3 0 0 3
Spring Spring
SPA 221 Spanish Conversation 3 0 0 3
SPA 231 Reading and Composition 3 0 0 3
SPI Elective 2 3 0 3

Program Policy: Students must complete SPA-212 with a C or better OR successfully pass the Spanish/English Fluency Test prior to enrolling in certain SPI courses required for program completion.

Testing: The Fluency test will be offered on May 1, 2020 and August 7, 2020, at 9:00 am in C 206. Students are required to sign up and choose a testing date prior to attending.

Community Spanish Interpreter Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
SPA 141 Culture & Civilization 3 0 0 3
SPI 113 Intro to Spanish Interpreting 3 0 0 3
SPI 114 Analytic Skills for Interpreting 3 0 0 3
Spring Spring
SPI 213 Review of Grammar 3 0 0 3
SPI 214 Intro to Translation 3 0 0 3
SPI 245 Comm Interpreting I 2 3 0 3

Community Spanish Medical Interpreter Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
SPA 141 Culture & Civilization 3 0 0 3
SPI 113 Intro to Spanish Interpreting 3 0 0 3
SPI 114 Analytic Skills for Interpreting 3 0 0 3
Spring Spring
SPI 213 Review of Grammar 3 0 0 3
SPI 221 Consecutive Interpreting I 3 0 0 3
SPI 243 Medical Interpreting I 2 3 0 3

Spanish Interpreter Pre-Requisite Policy: A pre-requisite for all Spanish Interpreter credentials is demonstrating fluency in Spanish at the intermediate level. Therefore, students must complete SPA-212 with a C or better OR successfully pass the Spanish/English Fluency Test prior to enrolling in certain SPI courses required for program completion. The fluency test consists of both written and oral components. The test will be administered on campus and evaluated by SCC’s Spanish Instructors. Dates for the fluency test are posted on the college website. Students are encouraged to complete the Spanish Language Certificate prior to starting the Spanish Interpreter certificates.


Spanish Fluency Test Dates

Date Day(s) Time Location
12/06/19 F 9:00 am SCC, H-248
05/01/20 F 9:00 am SCC, H-248
08/07/20 F 9:00 am SCC, H-248

Available Courses


CEU Classes

Additional Classes

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Estimated Cost

Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,462.50 $4,918.50
Books and Supplies $267.50 $267.50
Total Cost $1,730.00 $5,186.00

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Lead Instructor - Languages and Humanities
(336) 386-3439

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