Translation and Interpretation Certificate Program
The Translation and Interpretation (Credit) Certificate Program offers balanced, comprehensive, and rigorous professional training for individuals with high fluency in English and at least one other language. The program is designed for students seeking to facilitate communication between speakers of these languages. This unique certificate is one of the few credit programs of its kind in the United States, and offers experienced working professionals up-to-date training for aspiring and practicing translators and interpreters.
Please visit the Bellevue College T&I Certificate information page for more detailed program information and an overview of classes.
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Are you looking to gain new skills for professional development? Join us for the Certificate and Professional Programs Open House at Bellevue College North Campus! Guests will have the opportunity to attend Information Sessions, meet instructors for our certificate programs,... More about Certificate and Professional Programs Open House
An introduction to translating and interpreting as a career, and for those who work with translators and interpreters. Overview of the field and skills necessary for the profession. Covers general problems involved in translating and interpreting. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program,... More about TRANS 101: Introduction to Translation & Interpreting
Learn the building blocks of interpreting, including analyzing, summarizing and paraphrasing, listening comprehension, shadowing, closure, and note taking. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, bilingual proficiency.This is a three-credit course. More about TRANS 102: Fundamentals of Interpreting
Learn basic translation techniques and the process of translation. Includes a practical review of the English writing, editing, and proofreading skills necessary to produce clear and polished translations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, bilingual proficiency.This is a three-credit course. More about TRANS 103: Fundamentals of Translation
This is a hybrid class: the first session meets at North Campus, 14673 NE 29th Place, and instruction occurs online or at North Campus as directed by the course syllabus. Students develop skills in terminology research, dictionary usage, and glossary... More about TRANS 105: Terminology Management & Research
Learn the role of the interpreter and translator in the business conference, medical, and courtroom setting. Familiarize the student with current business practices, i.e., determining fees and negotiating contracts. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, bilingual proficiency.This is a three-credit course. For... More about TRANS 106: Ethics & Business Practice of T & I