Translation & Interpreting Certificate

Learn hands-on skills and knowledge to enter and be successful in the Translation and Interpreting profession.

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Why invest in Translation & Interpreting Certificate

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2020-2030 job growth outlook for translators and interpreters is 24% which is must faster than the average 8%.

Duration

Core Translation & Interpreting Certificate:  22 weeks

Advanced Translation Certificate:  20 weeks

Advanced Interpreting Certificate:  20 weeks

Schedule

Evenings

Cost

$1,699 - $5,097

Registration for first course

Translation & Interpreting Certificate

Learn hands-on skills and knowledge to enter and be successful in the Translation and Interpreting profession.

The Translation and Interpreting (T&I) Certificate Program prepares students to enter this fast-growing profession. It offers three certificates: 1) Core Translation & Interpreting, which is language agnostic to introduce students to the field; 2) Advanced Translation in Japanese, Portuguese, or Spanish; and 3) Advanced Interpreting in Japanese, Portuguese, or Spanish. All certificate programs are taught by experienced and practicing T&I professionals.

The certificate courses are packaged to save you time and money. You register once and complete all courses within six months. You will go through the program with the same group of participants, learning and supporting each other. To earn the certificate, you must pass each of the courses in the certificate by demonstrating competencies through assessed assignments and projects. Successful completion and demonstration of skills are verified through a digital badge issued by Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College.

Core Translation & Interpreting Certificate

  • Apply professional conventions/behavior for interpreters and translators.
  • Apply appropriate codes of ethics and professional practice.
  • Evaluate and appreciate the value of industry technology appropriately.
  • Apply best professional practices to terminology and corpora.
  • Manage and market private practice effectively.

Advanced Translation Certificate

  • Analyze and evaluate equivalency without linguistic or cultural interference.
  • Analyze and synthesize professional translation methods, techniques and theory appropriately to produce fluent and accurate written language transfer.
  • Analyze and evaluate existing and emerging translation technology to produce a digital translation.
  • Analyze and evaluate self-performance and develop editing and proofreading skills.
  • Apply best professional practices to terminology and corpora.

Advanced Interpreting Certificate

  • Analyze and evaluate equivalency for slang, register, and culture without linguistic or cultural interference.
  • Analyze and synthesize active listening, professional interpreting methods, and speech techniques appropriately to produce fluent and accurate oral language transfer.
  • Analyze and evaluate existing and emerging interpreting technology to aid delivery.
  • Analyze and evaluate self-performance and develop note-taking and short-term memory skills.
  • Apply best professional practices to terminology and corpora.

Current Translation & Interpreting Certificate Classes

Introduction to Translation & Interpreting

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High-level overview of translation and interpreting

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Core Translation & Interpreting Certificate

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Rigorous professional certificate for translation and interpreting

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Who should consider this program

  • T&I professionals who want to update, refresh, or add to their knowledge base
  • T&I professionals who want to advance their careers
  • Career transitioners who want to prepare for the T&I profession
  • Managers or supervisors who need T&I skills and knowledge

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