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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.
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Translation & Interpretation Studies


Develop skills in written translation between English and Spanish in healthcare, legal, literary and business settings. A full-time student can complete this program in two semesters. 

Upon completing the program, work an entry-level position as a professional translator or interpreter between English and Spanish and enjoy challenging work in healthcare, education or legal specialties for government or corporate entities. This certificate also could enhance your employability in other professions.

You will be eligible to enroll in TRS courses once you score a minimum of 601 on the Spanish WebCAPE (Computerized Adaptive Placement Test) or can provide proof of Spanish proficiency attained with either the successful completion of SPA 202 or SPA 203 or alternative exam placement-i.e., CLEP or AP scores. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Online Option:  This program can be completed entirely online.


Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Division of Communication
Dean: 520.206.5105
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7274

Program Information

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Completing the PCC Translation & Interpretation Studies Certificate program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional training.  Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Translator $35,284
Interpreter $35,284

Academic Options

Continue your studies and prepare for university transfer by completing the Associate of Arts - Liberal Arts.

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