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Community Spanish Interpreter Degree

The Community Spanish Interpreter curriculum prepares individuals to work as entry-level bilingual professionals who will provide communication access in interview and interactive settings. In addition, this curriculum provides educational training for working professionals who want to acquire Spanish language skills.

Course work includes the acquisition of Spanish: grammar, structure, and sociolinguistic properties, cognitive processes associated with interpretation between Spanish and English; the structure and character of the Hispanic community; and acquisition of communication skills.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs as para-professional bilingual employees in educational systems or a variety of community settings. Individuals may choose from part-time, full-time, or self-employment/free-lance positions, or apply language skills to other human service related areas.

A55370
Day/Evening/Online/Full-Time

Fall Semester 1

Course Credits
ACA-111 - College Student Success 1
-OR- ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 1
SPA-111 - Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA-181 - Spanish Lab 1 1
SPA-112 - Elementary Spanish II 3
SPA-182 - Spanish Lab 2 1
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3
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SPA-141 - Culture and Civilization 3
Total Credit Hours 15/15

Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
MAT-110 - Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
-OR- MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 3
SPA-211 - Intermediate Spanish I 3
ENG-112 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
SPA-161 - Cultural Immersion 3
SPI-113 - Intro. to Spanish Inter. 3
PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3
-OR- HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3
Total Credit Hours 18/18

Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
SPI-114 - Ana.Skills Spanish Inter. 3
SPA-120 - Spanish for the Workplace 3
SPI-213 - Review of Grammar 3
SPA-212 - Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPA-281 - Spanish Lab 3 1
SPA-282 - Spanish Lab 4 1
SPI-245 - Community Interpreting I 3
Total Credit Hours 17

 

Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
SPA-231 - Reading and Composition 3
SPI-214 - Intro. to Translation 3
SPA-215 - Spanish Phonetics/Structure 3
SPA-221 - Spanish Conversation 3
WBL-111 - Work-Based Learning I 1
WBL-115 - Work-Based Learning Seminar I 1
SPI-221 - Consecutive Interp I 3
SPI-243 - Medical Interpreting I 3
Total Credit Hours 20

Students in the general community interpreting track should take SPI 245 in Fall Semester 2.
Students in the
medical interpreting track should take SPI 221 and SPI 243 in Spring Semester 2.