Bilingual Interpreter Certificate
- Non-credit Fast Track program
- Industry training, without the need for admissions testing
- Full program offered at LSC-North Harris
The English/Spanish Interpreter Program provides specialized training for people who want to become professional community, medical, legal, business and/or conference interpreters.
Increased international communication in politics, science, technology, business, the arts and media has heightened the demand for highly skilled interpreters who can work effectively across language and cultural barriers. Moreover, under Title VI, Federal Agencies are required to provide Limited-English-Proficient individuals access to their programs and services, which generally involves services for oral interpretation.
LSC-North Harris offers two Interpreting programs: Foundational and Advanced. Each program consists of 32 class sessions, three hours each, for a total of 96 hours. Upon completion of each program, students receive a Bilingual English/Spanish Interpreter Certificate from Lone Star College, awarding 9.6 continuing education units (CEUs).
Foundational English/Spanish Interpreting Program Learning Outcomes
Advanced English/Spanish Interpreting Program Learning Outcomes
Students must take an Interpreting Entry Exam, which is an oral assessment of language skills in English and Spanish. It tests participant’s listening comprehension, memory and oral expression skills in both languages.
Please e-mail Erich.G.Polack@LoneStar.edu, call 281.618.5564 for more information.
|FRNLC 2109142||Foundational English/Spanish Interpreting Program||96|
|FRNLC 2109143||Advanced English/Spanish Interpreting Program||96|
|Bilingual Interpreter Certificate Total||192|
Salary information varies for career type1
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."
Program Cost: Each 96 hour course cost is $1,283. There is a $25 fee for the Interpreting Entry Exam.
Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.
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Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.