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.

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

Certificate Type

Certificate of Achievement

Campus

Degree Offered

Certificate of Achievement in English/Portuguese Community Interpreting

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