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Community Spanish Interpreter Graduates Recognized


Surry Community College honored twenty-two students receiving a Community Spanish Interpreter certificate in May.

Students earning the certificate include: Stephanie Arellano,Carlos Guerra, and Briseida Alcalaof Dobson; Marlen Luviano,Leyma Fermin,Josue Villegas-Silva,Diego Hernandez Guillen, andLee Perivanof Mount Airy; Janelly Antunez, Maria Garduno, and Jared Guillenof Elkin; Javier Varonaof Hamptonville; Jacqueline Kingof Westfield; FrancesFelicianoof Yadkinville; and DulceRodriguezof State Road.

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.

Students receiving a Community Spanish Interpreter certificate also include (left to right): Briseida Alcala, Leyma Fermin, Janelly Antunez, Marlen Luviano, Stephanie Arellano.

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.

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