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Translation and Interpretation

This program is self-supporting and is not eligible for tuition waivers. Please refer to the Continuing Education schedule for a complete listing of credit and non-credit Translation & Interpretation classes offered this quarter.

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TRANS 101 Introduction to Translation and Interpreting • 3 Cr.

Introduction to translating and interpreting as a career, and for those who work with translators and interpreters. Overview of the field and skill necessary for the profession. Covers general problems involved in translating and interpreting. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, bilingual proficiency.

TRANS 102 Fundamentals of Interpreting • 3 Cr.

Covers the building blocks of interpreting, including analyzing, summarizing and paraphrasing, listening comprehension, shadowing, closure, and note taking. Prerequisite: TRANS 101.

TRANS 103 Fundamentals of Translation • 3 Cr.

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: TRANS 101.

TRANS 104 Technology for Translators & Interpreters • 3 Cr.

Introduction to the equipment and electronic tools used by professional translators and interpreters throughout their workflow. Develop basic skills using, assessing, and choosing appropriate hardware and software including computer-assisted translation tools. Prerequisite: TRANS 101.

TRANS 105 Terminology Management & Research • 3 Cr.

Develop skills in terminology research, dictionary usage, and glossary building. Basic terminology in the fields of medicine, law, computers, business, and international trade are covered. Prerequisite: TRANS 101.

TRANS 106 Ethics & Business Practice of Trans & Interp • 3 Cr.

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: TRANS 101.

TRANS 201 Advanced Translation Skills I • 3 Cr.

Hands-on experience in the translation, editing, and finalization of actual commercial texts. Texts are drawn from a variety of fields including science technology, legal commercial, and medical. Emphasis is on professional presentation. Included is a team translation project. Prerequisites: Completion of TRANS 100 Level Courses (TRANS 101, 103, 104, 105, 106) with a grade of C or higher, or permission of Program Manager.

TRANS 202 Advanced Interpreting Skills I • 3 Cr.

Provides opportunities for practical experience in the interpreting modes necessary for working in different settings. Prerequisite: Prerequisites: Completion of 100 Level Courses (TRANS 101, 102, 104, 105, 106) with a GPA of 2.0, or permission of Program Manager.

TRANS 203 Advanced Translation Skills II • 3 Cr.

Hands-on experience in the translation, editing, and finalization of actual commercial texts. Texts are drawn from a variety of fields including science technology, legal, commercial and medical. Emphasis is on professional presentation. Includes a team translation project. Prerequisite: TRANS 201.

TRANS 204 Advanced Interpreting Skills II • 3 Cr.

Provides opportunities for practical experience in the interpreting modes necessary for working in different settings. Simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation are practiced in different settings. Prerequisite: TRANS 202.

TRANS 205 Advanced Translation Skills III • 3 Cr.

Practical experience in translation, editing, and finalization of more complex commercial texts in a variety of fields. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, bilingual proficiency.

TRANS 206 Advanced Interpreting Skills III • 3 Cr.

Advanced practical experience in the three interpreting modes necessary for working in different settings. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, bilingual proficiency.