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Translation & Interpretation Studies Concentration

Associate of Arts

Gain the skills in translating written documents and orally interpreting between English and Spanish while preparing to transfer to a university. This degree combines theory and practice and allows students to to translate and/or interpret in such specialty areas as healthcare, education, legal, business or literature.  

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in TRS courses once you have a score of a minimum of 601 on the Spanish WebCAPE (Computerized Adaptive Placement Test) and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Downtown Campus

Contact Information  

Division of Communication
Dean: 520.206.7045
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7274
Advisor: 520.206.5251
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This program is designed to transfer to the Spanish, Translation and Interpretation emphasis degree at the University of Arizona. Students planning to transfer to another university should meet with an advisor to complete a transfer plan.


Become a professional translator or interpreter between English and Spanish and enjoy challenging work in healthcare, education or legal specialties for government or corporate entities.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

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.

General Education Requirements Credits
English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Other Requirements:
  Recommend: CMN 110 or CMN 120
Special Requirements
SPA 253 fulfills the G requirement. Complete appropriate courses in the above categories to fulfill the I and C requirement. Recommend CMN 110 or 120 to fulfill the C requirement.
Total 32

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

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
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 15-17
Total 62-64

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

** Fulfills the Second Language Requirement

Conditional Program/Major Concentration Codes: AOA9ALA/9TRS/ALAT

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