English/Portuguese Community Interpreting Certificate

Program Goals Statement

This certificate prepares bilingual students to work as interpreters in a variety of community settings. Students develop specialized vocabulary and communication skills and learn the standards and practices of professional interpreters and translators.

Program Information

  • Interpreters are required to demonstrate written and oral fluency in both English and Portuguese.
  • ENG 101 is a co-requisite to HUM 156.
  • Students with prior experience as interpreters should consult with the program director or PEL Coordinator to discuss Prior Experiential Learning (PEL) credits.

Related Programs

All courses may be applied to an Associate in Science in General Studies, Humanities and Arts Studies.

After Bristol

  • Students with a bachelor’s degree can prepare to take the Office of Court Interpreter Services (OCIS) certification exam.
  • The program follows Massachusetts Medical Interpreters Association (MMIA) guidelines.
Total credits:
27

Course Sequencing

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Overview

Academic Area

Arts and Humanities

Degree Offered

Certificate of Achievement in English/Portuguese Community Interpreting

Program Code

PI

Program Contact

Carlos Almeida
Program Coordinator
Carlos.Almeida@BristolCC.edu

Jennifer Puniello
Dean of Arts and Humanities
Jennifer.Puniello@BristolCC.edu

Avis Rupert
Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities
Avis.Rupert@BristolCC.edu

Campus

CIP Code

16.0103