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