The undergraduate certificate program has two different tracks that are available for students. The two certificates available are the Certificate in Spanish-English Translation/Localization Management and in Spanish-English Interpreting. The former focuses on written translation, while the latter emphasizes oral communication. Students may choose to earn one or both certificates, as there are several courses that each has in common.
The Certificate in Spanish-English Translation/Localization Management teaches translation strategies, focusing on Spanish to English translation, and introduces students to various types of software and computer applications that are used by professional translators. Students will learn about adapting products for international markets, as well as best practices within the language industry.
The Certificate in Spanish-English Interpreting teaches strategies for different types of Spanish-English interpreting. Students will be exposed to community interpreting, consecutive interpreting, and simultaneous interpreting. Students implement the skills learned with consistent practice, including significant time working in the interpreting lab's simultaneous interpreting booths.
Certificate in Spanish-English Interpreting
- SPA 382 - Spanish Interpreting
- SPA 385 - Spanish for Medical Professions or SPA 381 - Spanish Translation
- any literature course above SPA 212/213
- SPA 384 - Internship for Interpreting
or SPA 387 - Intro to Spanish for Business
or SPA 324 - Contrastive Grammar and Stylistics
or SPA 322 - Spanish Pronunciation and Dialect Variation
or LIN 383 - Language Engineering
Certificate in Spanish-English Translation/Localization Management