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.

Program Information

  • 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.

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) certificate exam.
  • The program follows the Massachusetts Medical Interpreters Association (MMIA) guidelines.
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Certificate Type

Certificate of Achievement


Degree Offered

Certificate of Achievement in Spanish/English Community Interpreting

Program Contact

Alejandro Latinez
Program Coordinator

Jennifer Puniello
Dean of Arts and Humanities

Avis Rupert
Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities