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Translation and Interpretation

TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION CERTIFICATE

The Translation and Interpretation 12-credit professional certification program at Lackawanna College course offers students with Spanish speaking and writing abilities the opportunity to add translation and interpretation skills to their resumes.

The online distance-learning format is flexible and affordable, and the program is completed in two semesters, starting in the Fall with two courses: Theory and Practice of Translation and Theory and Practice of Interpretation.

The translation certificate program concludes in the Spring with Advanced Techniques of Translation and Advanced Techniques of Interpretation.

The curriculum is designed to complement all Lackawanna College bachelor’s and associate degrees. The courses can all be considered humanities, diversity, or free elective credits that will round out students as bilingual professionals.

Apply to our Translation and Interpretation certificate online now!

WHY ENROLL IN OUR TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?

Lackawanna’s Translation and Interpretation certification program was designed to be a differentiating credential providing students with the knowledge and skills to support an increasingly diverse workforce.

This program validates the speaking and writing abilities of native Spanish speakers. The prerequisites for this certificate are College English and Effective Speaking. All students will also need to have an acceptable level of Spanish writing and speaking ability.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for interpreters and translators was $52,330 in 2020.

Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 20 percent from 2019 to 2029. Employment growth reflects increasing globalization and a more diverse U.S. population, which is expected to require more interpreters and translators.

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WHAT’S INVOLVED IN OUR TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?

The program is completed in two semesters, starting in the Fall with Theory and Practice of Translation and Theory and Practice of Interpretation. It concludes in the Spring with Advanced Techniques of Translation and Advanced Techniques of Interpretation.

Translation certificate courses are taken online. Students take one course at a time, which helps current students manage the additional course within their schedule.

WHY CHOOSE LACKAWANNA COLLEGE?

Given all this information, why should you earn a translation certificate online with Lackawanna College?

Our Translation and Interpretation professional certification program prepares students with skills in advanced translation and interpretation techniques. Our professors do everything they can to help students improve their lives by learning their desired skills and setting off on new career paths.

The program runs over 10 months (2 semesters), and the students earn 12 credits. Students take one course at a time, which helps current students manage the additional course within their schedule.

APPLY TO OUR TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

A career in translating and interpreting can be a fulfilling one, as you work to bridge gaps between English and Spanish and between people from different cultures within those groups. The skills you learn in our certificate program can help you get there. That’s why we are so proud to offer this course.

Prospective students interested in enrolling in Lackawanna’s Translation and Interpretation certification program can apply online right now. Or, you can contact us with any questions or concerns.

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