Total Credits: 30
Major Number: 5665
CIP Code: 16.0103
The Translation and Interpreting Certificate is designed to educate students who wish to develop professional interpreting skills and prepare for a career that serves our increasingly diverse population. It is especially well suited for students who have previous post-secondary education who wish to provide accurate, culturally-competent interpretation in a variety of settings. Coursework includes sight translation, consecutive interpreting, simultaneous interpreting, translation techniques, glossary development, standards of practice and codes of ethics of interpreting, intercultural communication, and socio-linguistics. Students will practice interpreting with material related to education, healthcare, community, social service agencies, legal, and other settings.
Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher; Advanced High or Superior Rating on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in English and the second language, or equivalent prior to TRIN 1041 . Advanced Mid rating is considered on a case-by-case basis (contact TRIN’s lab assistant if you have any questions about the ACTFL or would like to set up an appointment to take the assessment test-651.747.4039). For improvement of language skills and preparation prior to taking the OPI exam, it is recommended students complete TRIN 1035 , Structured Language Enhancement, 1 credit, if needed.
Passing the Minnesota Human Services background study without restrictions may be required for the internship, service learning, and field experience requirements. For more information refer to the Translation and Interpreting program webpage.
Before enrolling in TRIN courses, students must submit the TRIN Student Information Form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are expected to have a high level of fluency in at least two languages before enrolling. For more information contact email@example.com.
Structured interpreting practicums, service learning and field experiences are important components of quality interpreter programs. Students in the Certificate in Translation and Interpreting Program are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of approved practicums, field experiences, or service learning as a part of TRIN 2780 .
Students are allowed to register for first 3 courses in the program (if they meet college-level assessment score placement or RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 and ENGL 0090 prerequisites) prior to completing the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).