Sep 16, 2019  
2019-2020 Online Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Online Catalog

Interpreting Spoken Language, CT.



Program Description


This program prepares its graduates to become court interpreters. Fluency in both English and at least one other language is required for admission to the program. Students will develop their interpreting ability with courses that focus on consecutive interpreting, simultaneous interpreting, and sight translation. Students will also be prepared to enter the workforce as freelance interpreters by learning about how to succeed in the field of professional interpreting and translating. Ethical issues and the responsibilities of the interpreter are also taught.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Perform the three modes of spoken language interpretation, consecutive, simultaneous, and sight translation;
  • Employ reference and research tools that enhance interpreting skills;
  • Analyze roles that interpreters fill when performing in professional settings;
  • Create a plan of how to build a home-based business in interpreting;
  • Analyze networking, marketing, legal, and financial issues in the interpreting and translation industry.

After Union County College


Graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as freelance or court interpreters by learning about how to succeed in the field of professional interpreting and translating.

Gainful Employment Information: https://www.ucc.edu/documents/ge-disclosures/2019-GE-Template-ISLC.pdf

Recommended Sequence


Semester Total: 15-16


Semester Total: 15


Total Program Credits: 30-31


Milestone Courses


The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information