Spanish-English Translation Certificate Program

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Course Information
Course Type
Certificate Programs
Location Online
Instructor Henry Rugeles Term
2250 or $750 per course
Day & Time May 14-August 27, 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 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 "Register for Class" above will lead you to the exam and form; once passing the exam, you will be provided with a link to register for the Certificate program (all three classes) or individual classes.

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