Translation Certificate Program

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Course Information
Course Type
Professional Development
Location Online
Instructor Henry Rugeles Term
Fee
$
2,685 or $895 per course
Day & Time Fall 2017 Semester: October 2nd 2017 - January 29th 2018

Course Description

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.

The 3-course, 16-week curriculum, 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. Students who are admitted to the program can also take individual courses.

Who this program is 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 (3 courses) and demonstration of excellence by successfully completing a comprehensive examination. 

Students must first pass a written entrance exam to test their proficiency in English and Spanish before being allowed to register for the program. In addition, students must complete and submit a background information form. Clicking on "Register for Class" will lead students to the exam and form; once passing the exam, students will be provided with a link to register for the Certificate or individual classes.

For more information, please call (520) 626-6512 or see our FAQ section below:

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Q: Does the certification allow me to work as a translator/interpreter?  

A: There exists no official government issued certification in the US to work as a translator. The translation certificate is an educational credential that employers take as an indication of your level of skill and knowledge. Examples of other educational credentials are Associate, Bachelors, Masters degrees, etc.

2. Q: What kinds of career opportunities will this program open up for me?

A: This course is intended to put students on a directed path toward job market success. It accomplishes this goal by incorporating a curriculum that is designed to meet the needs of employers in the areas of Medical, Legal, and Business Translation.

3. Q: Do I need to take all three courses?

A: To obtain the certificate you need to take all three courses. However, we can offer a certificate of completion if you have taken only one our two courses.

4. Q: How many courses are offered per semester?

A: It depends on enrollment. In Summer 2017, we will be offering two of the three courses, Business Translation and Legal Translation.

5. Q: Do I need to have formal training in translation prior to enrolling in this program?

A: No, this course is intended for bilingual English-Spanish speakers with no formal training in translation.

6. Q: In order to apply and enroll, do I need to have a high school diploma or GED?

A: No, technically you do no have to have one.  However, your educational record is considered in your application in conjunction with your other materials (resume, quiz, etc.).

7. Q: Are there any funding or fellowship opportunities available?

A: At the moment, no.