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Professional Interpreter Sneak Peek   

Class Overview

Have you ever wondered what background you need to be a professional interpreter, how an interpreter prepares for an assignment, or what happens when an interpreter doesn't know a word? Meet one of the most sought-after interpreters in WA and get a sneak peek of the profession! This five-week class is designed for anyone who is interested in becoming a professional interpreter. Learn what professional interpreters do, what the most common fields of interpreting are, and what functions professional interpreters fulfill. Each session covers different topics, and different types of interpreting, that will give you a complete view of the profession. Learn effective and strategic ways of studying another language in order to become a professional interpreter. No previous knowledge or experience of interpreting is required. Bilingual skills are not required for this workshop. For students 16 years old or older. Students who are 16 or 17 years old must submit the required Underage Student Release Form when registering. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will obtain:

  • a complete view of the interpreting profession
  • the knowledge of the requirements for professional interpreters
  • an understanding of various types of interpreting that professionals do
  • the knowledge of various resources to polish off their second language skills

Who Should Take This Class?

  • Anyone who is interested in becoming a professional interpreter and wants to learn more about the interpreting profession.
  • For students 16 years old or older. Students who are 16 or 17 years old must submit the required Underage Student Release Form when registering. 

Welcome to Continuing Education

Continuing Education is the non-credit department of Seattle Central College.  Our classes are for professional development/career enhancement or personal enrichment and are designed for adults in the community.  Continuing Education classes not not qualify for college transcription, tuition waivers or financial aid.  Students may request a certificate upon successful completion.

Questions?  Please visit our Frequently Asked CE Questions page for more information!


Professional Interpreter Sneak Peek  

7/29/2024 To 8/2/2024 Instructor: Yuka Matsudaira
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM                                                                  5 Class Hours                                                                                  
Sessions: 5 Daily Room: Online, Zoom , WA
Fee: $89.00  
Item: Summer17177
  • Format/Location: Online
  • Schedule Notes: This class meets daily (Monday - Friday).
We are unable to process registrations within 3 hours of the start timeon 7/29/2024.
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