Spanish/English Community Interpreting Certificate
Program Goals Statement
This certificate prepares bilingual students (Spanish and English) 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.
- Interpreters are required to demonstrate written and oral fluency in both English and Spanish by taking a written and oral exam before being accepted to the program.
- A passing score on the written and oral Spanish exams are prerequisites to HUM 156.
- ENG 101 is a co-requisite of HUM 156.
- Students with prior experience as interpreters should consult with the program director to discuss Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) credits.
- Students with a bachelor’s degree can prepare to take the Office of Court Interpreter Services (OCIS) certificate exam.
- The program follows the Massachusetts Medical Interpreters Association (MMIA) guidelines.