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Spanish-English Translation Certificate Program

Instructor: 
Sonia Colina
Day and Time: 
See Description
Location: 
Online
Fee: 
$2,250 or $750 per course
Course Type: 

The certificate in Spanish-English Translation is designed to respond to the increasing local, national, and international demand for professionals, educators, and students interested in meeting the challenges of an increasingly multicultural and multilingual society.

This three-course certificate program is designed to train entry-level translators in Spanish to meet the needs of doctors' offices, hospitals, public health settings, courts, legal offices, schools, etc.

Who is this program for?

The Spanish online translation certificate (Medical, Legal, and Business), is intended for bilingual (English-Spanish) speakers with no formal training in translation education who wish to improve or expand their knowledge and skills in oral or written translation. The online mode of delivery is ideal for professionals who, due to career and family obligations, cannot attend face-to-face classes.

Upon completion of the program, students will have attained the following:

  • Practice translating medical, legal, and business content from English to Spanish and Spanish to English
  • Knowledge of English/Spanish health, legal and business terminology and of how to expand on it
  • Knowledge of how to make translation decisions on the basis of the translation requirements
  • Training in cultural competency
  • Preparation to work in health and legal settings

A UA Certificate in Translation is awarded upon completion of the program (three courses) and demonstration of excellence by successfully completing a comprehensive examination. 

Before applying, you will need to pass a written entrance exam to test your proficiency in English and Spanish. In addition,you will need to complete and submit a background information form. Clicking on "APPLY NOW" will lead you to the exam and form; once you have passed the exam, you will be provided with a link to register for the Certificate program (all three classes) or individual classes.

Medical Translation

The Medical Spanish-English Translation course provides guided practice in the successful completion of professional translation tasks involving texts in the medical domain, such as health care forms, health information texts, health/patient education, and legal documents in the healthcare setting.

Dates: January 7-May 6, 2019.

Legal Translation

Spanish-English Legal Translation provides guided practice in the successful completion of professional translation tasks involving texts common within the legal domain, such as legal forms and documents in the civil, commercial and criminal domain.

Dates: 2019 schedule is forthcoming. Apply now and we will notify you when new classes are scheduled.

Business Translation

The Spanish-English Business Translation course provides guided practice in the successful completion of professional translation tasks involving texts in the business/financial domain. Business Translation will be particularly useful to those interested in pursuing translation careers in marketing, retail, banking, finance and other business areas. 

Dates: 2019 schedule is forthcoming. Apply now and we will notify you when new classes are scheduled.

For more information, please call 520-626-3343 or see our FAQ section.