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Translation & Interpretation Studies


Develop skills in written translation between English and Spanish in healthcare, legal, literary and business settings. A full-time student can complete this program in two semesters. 

Upon completing the program, work an entry-level position as a professional translator or interpreter between English and Spanish and enjoy challenging work in healthcare, education or legal specialties for government or corporate entities. This certificate also could enhance your employability in other professions.

You will be eligible to enroll in TRS courses once you score a minimum of 601 on the Spanish WebCAPE (Computerized Adaptive Placement Test) or can provide proof of Spanish proficiency attained with either the successful completion of SPA 253, a score of 4 on the AP Spanish Language exam, or completion of Spanish courses at or above fifth-semester proficiency at an accredited college or university. See the Program Director or Advisor for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Option: All courses are taught “HyFlex” - which means students may choose to attend class in person or complete course learning activities online.

Contact Information

Communications Division


  • 520.206.5105

Lead Faculty

Prospective Students 


Downtown Campus

Program Information


Completing the PCC Translation & Interpretation Studies Certificate program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional training.  Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Translator $35,284
Interpreter $35,284

Academic Options

Continue your studies and prepare for university transfer by completing the Associate of Arts - Liberal Arts.

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