Bellevue Community College, Washington State
- Continuing Education
- Professional Studies
About the Program
In partnership with experienced working professionals, Bellevue College offers up-to-date training for aspiring and practicing translators and interpreters. Courses can be taken individually, or as part of our Translation & Interpretation Certificate Program.
Non-language-specific core courses (taught in English) provide comprehensive and practical interpreter and translator training for speakers of any language. The curriculum includes research skills, business practices, ethics, terminologymanagement, and technology. Language-specific courses are offered in select languages, and emphasize hands-on practice and skill-building in translation and editing, and/or the three interpreting modes (consecutive, simultaneous, and sight).
Translation and Interpretation Certificate Program
As one of the few translation and interpretation credit programs in the country, Bellevue College offers balanced, comprehensive, and rigorous professional training.
Most classes are offered in the evening and meet once a week for 10 weeks. Students can expect to complete the certificate program in translation or interpreting in 1½ to 2 years. Each certificate requires completion of five core and three language-specific courses for a total of 24 credits (240 hours of instruction). Because bothcertificates share most of the core courses, they may be pursued simultaneously with only four additional courses required, for a grand total of 36 credits (360 hours of instruction).
Certificates are language-specific and are offered in select languages according to student demand. Upon earning a Translation and/or Interpretation Certificate, students have a solid foundation for taking professional certification tests, such as thestate court interpreter certification exam.
Bellevue College also offers various non-credit workshops on topics of interest, such as computer-assisted translation tools and preparation for the state court interpreter certification exam.
Interpretation Certificate Program
Translation Certificate Program
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Bellevue Community College offers the only professional certificate program in translation and interpretation in the Pacific Northwest. Novice and experienced language professionals also find workshops to upgrade their skills and earn credittowards their continuing education requirements. Another advantage is that both translation and interpreting certificates may be pursued simultaneously with only four additional courses required, for a grand total of 36 credits.
Bellevue College Continuing Education
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue WA 98007
Phone: (425) 564-2263