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Core Translation & Interpreting Certificate   

Rigorous professional certificate for translation and interpreting


  • Apply professional conventions/behavior for interpreters and translators.
  • Apply appropriate codes of ethics and professional practice.
  • Evaluate and appreciate the value of industry technology appropriately.
  • Apply best professional practices to terminology and corpora.
  • Manage and market private practice effectively.

This certificate program teaches the fundamentals of the translation & interpreting fields. It is composed of four embedded courses: Interpreting Fundamentals, Translation Fundamentals, Terminology & Technology, and Professional Practice. By the end of the program students will be able to apply professional conventions and behavior norms, code of ethics, industry technology, and terminology. Students will also learn how to effectively manage and market a private practice. Completion of the Core Translation & Interpreting Certificate will prepare students to take the Advanced Translation or Advanced Interpreting Certificates in a specific language.


  • Intermediate proficiency in English (native, TOEIC 130+, TOEFL 80+) (Required)
  • Intermediate language level in second language (Required)
  • Introduction to Translation & Interpreting (Not required, but highly recommended.)

By registering in this certificate program, you acknowledge that you meet the above prerequisites.


Item: G37320
CEUs:  15
Schedule: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, 22 W - 5/1/2024 - 10/23/2024
No class 6/12, 6/19, 8/7, 9/18
Instructor(s): Caitilin Walsh, Jonas Nicotra, Irina Spinosa
Location: BVONL   Room: Online

Online registration closes 1 week before the class start date.

This course has synchronous and asynchronous hours. Students access content online and engage in applied learning activities during their own time. Instructors meet with students via teleconferencing during scheduled sessions.

Instructor-led sessions: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, 22 W

  • Interpreting Fundamentals: 5/1/2024 - 6/5/2024
  • Translation Fundamentals: 6/26/2024 - 7/31/2024
  • Terminology & Technology: 8/14/2024 - 9/11/2024
  • Professional Practice: 9/25/2024 - 10/23/2024

Students must have a Bellevue College NetID. Please click here to create your NetID account.

Total cost: $1,999.00




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