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Translation and Interpretation Studies

Associate of Arts - Concentration

Develop skills specific to the translation of written documents and the interpretation of oral passages from a source language into a target language. Through a combination of theory and practice, students will gain experience in translating or interpreting in specialty areas such as health care, legal, literary, and business.

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must score a minimum of 601 on the Spanish WebCAPE (Computerized Adaptive Placement Test).  See an advisor for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this concentration?

Career options:  Prepare for a career as a professional translator in government, business and industry

Academic options:  Transfer to the University of Arizona Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Translation and Interpretation Emphasis or similar program at other universities.

Program Requirements 2018-2019

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Total 29

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
TRS 101 Introduction to Translation and Interpretation 3
TRS 120IN Technology for Translation and Interpretation 2
TRS 161 Medical Spanish/English Interpreting 3
TRS 162 Introduction to Legal Spanish/English Interpretation 3
TRS 282 Advanced Project in Translation 4
Subtotal 15

Required Core Support

Course # Course Title Credits
CMN 110
  or CMN 120
Public Speaking
  Business and Professional Communication
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
SPA 253 ** Intermediate Spanish for Heritage and Bilingual Learners 4
Transfer Electives Recommend TRS 160, TRS 202, TRS 270 10-12
Subtotal 18-20
Total 61-64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Other Requirements - SPA 253 and either CMN 110 or 120; Special Requirements - CMN 110 or 120 fulfill the C requirement, SPA 253 fulfills the G requirement, complete appropriate courses in this section to fulfill the I requirement

** Fulfills the Second Language Requirement