Legal Interpreting: English/Spanish
Major Code: 621C

Certificate of Achievement

Legal interpreting is a certificate of achievement that provides English/Spanish bilingual individuals the knowledge and skills to interpret successfully in legal settings. Students learn the procedures and processes of the American justice system, specialized legal vocabulary, and the legal interpreter’s code of ethics and standards. Students also receive targeted practice with the three modes of legal interpreting: consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation.

Structured written and oral screening tests are conducted to determine proficiency in both English and Spanish. Students must be 18 years of age or older at the time of assignment to a practicum site.

Course Requirements16.5

  • CRJ120 The American Court System3
  • LGI100 Introduction to Legal Interpreting: English/Spanish3
  • LGI105 Legal System and Terminology: English/Spanish +3
  • LGI110 Legal Interpreting-Simultaneous, Consecutive and Sight: English/Spanish +3
  • LGI120 Introduction to Legal Translation: English/Spanish +3
  • LGI290 Legal Interpreting Seminar and Field Experience: English/Spanish +1.5

Program Total16.5

+ Program admission required for enrollment.