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Translation and Interpretation Studies

Associate of Applied Science

** Program Inactivated **

This degree has been inactivated. 
No new students are being accepted into this degree program.

Master the skills needed to become a Spanish-English / English-Spanish translator or interpreter.  Through a combination of theory and practice, students gain experience in translating or interpreting in specialty areas including health care, legal, literary and business. 

Students are successful in this program with a minimum score of 520 on the Spanish Computerized Adaptive Placement Exam (SCAPE), see

Program/Major Codes: AASTRANSLATE/TR

What can I do with this degree?

Career options:  Translate written documents and/or interpret oral passages from a source language into a target language between English and Spanish.

Academic Options:  While this program is not designed for transfer to a 4-year university, some of the courses in the program are transferable. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer

Program Requirements 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

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.

Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 6
Subtotal 6


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 102 English and Spanish for Translation 4
TRS 120IN Technology for Translation and Interpretation 2
TRS 150 Survey of Translation Specialty Areas 4
  OR TRS 203   Consecutive Interpretation and Sight Translation
TRS 160 Translation in Specialty Areas 4
  OR TRS 270   Simultaneous Interpretation
TRS 161 Medical Spanish/English Interpreting 3
  OR TRS 162   Introduction to Legal Spanish/English Interpretation 3
TRS 202 Interpretation Techniques
TRS 282 Advanced Project in Translation 4
Subtotal 27

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

ANT 112 Exploring Non-Western Cultures 3
CSA 100
 or CIS/CSA 104
Computer Literacy
  Computer Fundamentals
SPA 103 Beginning Spanish for Heritage and Bilingual Learners 4
SPA 203 Writing and Oral skills for Heritage and Bilingual Learners 4
SPA 253 Intermediate Spanish for Heritage and Bilingual Learners 4
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
  OR WRT 107   English Composition I for Non-Native Speakers of English
WRT 102 English Composition II [SUN# ENG 1102] 3
  OR WRT 108   English Composition II for Non-Native Speakers of English
Electives Complete 3-5 Credits so total credits are at least 60 3-5
Subtotal 27
Total credits as Displayed 60

*  Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Communication - WRT 101 and 102 or WRT 107 and 108; Humanities and Social Science - ANT 112 and SPA 253;  Computer and Information Literacy - CSA 100 or CIS/CSA 104; Special Requirement - ANT 112