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Translation and Interpretation Studies


Improve your skills in Spanish-English and English-Spanish written translation in the health care, legal, literary and business fields. Courses include both hands-on and theoretical classes, as well as internship opportunities.

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must score a minimum of 520 on the Spanish WebCAPE (Computerized Adaptive Placement Test) – see See an advisor for details

Program/Major Codes: CRTTRANSLATE/TRS

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options: Translate written documents between English and Spanish

Academic options: Continue your studies by working toward the Translation and Interpretation Studies associate's degree or by completing one of Pima's transfer degrees

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program 

Program Requirements 2017-2018

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 102 English and Spanish for Translation 4
TRS 120IN Technology for Translation and Interpretation 2
TRS 150
  or TRS 203
Survey of Translation Specialty Areas
  Consecutive Interpretation and Sight Translation
TRS 160
  or TRS 270
Translation in Specialty Areas
  Simultaneous Interpretation
TRS 161
  or TRS 162
Medical Spanish/English Interpretation
  Introduction to Legal Spanish/English Interpretation
TRS 202 Interpretation Techniques 3
TRS 282 Advanced Project in Translation 4
Total 27