Portuguese/English Community Interpreting

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 Requirements

  • 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.

Program Information

  • 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

Overview

Subject

Type

Certificate

Campus

Degree Offered

Certificate of Achievement in Portuguese/English Community Interpreting

Program Contact

Jennifer Puniello, Interim Dean
jennifer.puniello@bristolcc.edu

Carlos Almeida,
LusoCentro Director,
carlos.almeida@bristolcc.edu