Continuing Education

Interpreting

Certificates In Interpreting

Are you proficient in more than one language? You can train for a career as an interpreter at Brookdale.The forecast for growth in employment for interpreters is 42%, according to the Department of Labor.

Brookdale offers two certificate programs:

  • Certificate In Judicial And Medical Interpreting-English/Spanish or English/Portuguese (88 hours)
  • Certificate In Community Interpreting-Generic (48 hours)

The programs incorporate real-life samples of materials and situations. You will obtain concentrated training in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, and sight translation. Use these skills in medical, legal, education, and social service settings.


Prerequisite: Introduction To Interpreting

Discover which program is right for you – either Judicial and Medical Interpreting or Community Interpreting. This program is a prerequisite to register for either program. Explore the three different modes of interpreting: consecutive interpreting, simultaneous interpreting, and sight translation. Instructor may need to assess some students’ bilingual abilities prior to admittance to the program. 2 SESSIONS

Tues & Thurs, Sept 9 & 11, 2014, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $49, XBUSC 055 W

 

Judicial And Medical Interpreting Certificate – English/Spanish OR English/Portuguese

Court interpreters work in a variety of legal settings, such as attorney-client meetings, preliminary hearings, arraignments, depositions, and trials. Medical interpreters help patients communicate with doctors, nurses, and other medical staff.  35 SESSIONS.

All four of the following courses must be completed. The courses run concurrently and meet from 6:30-9 pm on the dates listed below:

  • Consecutive Interpreting: Thurs, Oct 2-Dec 18 (No class Nov 27)
  • Simultaneous Interpreting/Sight Translation: Mon, Oct 20 – Dec 15 (No class Nov 24)
  • Judicial Interpreting – English/Spanish: Tues, Jan 6-Feb 24
  • Judicial Interpreting – English/Portuguese: Mon, Jan 5-Mar 2 (No class Jan 19)
  • Medical Interpreting-English/Spanish AND English/Portuguese: Thurs, Jan 8-Feb 26

Fee and Codes: $1999 (plus texts and recording device)
English/Spanish, XBUSC 056 W
English/Portuguese, XBUSC 057 W

 

Community Interpreting Certificate – Generic

Community Interpreting is for individuals with bilingual proficiency in English and another language who wish to work in entry-level positions as intake workers for the courts, social services, a medical setting, or in education. 19 SESSIONS. Both of the following courses must be completed. These courses run concurrently and meet from 6:30-9:00 pm on the dates listed below:

  • Consecutive Interpreting: Thurs, Oct 2-Dec 18, 2014 (No class Nov 27)
  • Simultaneous Interpreting/Sight Translation: Mon, Oct 20-Dec 15, 2014  (No class Nov 24)

Fee and Code: $1199 (plus texts and recording device), XBUSC 058 W

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