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Translation and/or Interpretation

One of the fastest-growing needs of the New York metro community is for qualified and professionally trained interpreters and translators. If you are fluent in English and Spanish and looking to add a skill to your resume, then the Certificate in Translation and/or Certificate in Interpretation may be right for you.

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Our skilled instructors have the educational background and the real-world experience to best prepare you for work in this exciting and growing field. The courses run at night from our convenient Manhattan location and the program can be completed in a year. This is a non-credit certificate program. Institutional Member: American Translators Association, Society of Medical Interpreters.
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Admission Requirements:
Fluency in both English and Spanish is needed, including strong writing skills in both languages. Students must take a placement test and pass an oral interview. Tuition payment plans are available. To apply and take the admissions test, please attend one of the scheduled open houses.  Open House listings are located under the "Open Houses" listing to the right of your screen.
Students cannot register just for a few classes; they need to enroll in the whole program.

Registration and Tuition:
Please attend an open house and receive more information on the program, English and Spanish evaluation, and to register. Open Houses are listed on our website before the start of each semester.  RSVP for the open house on our website, by visiting us at 695 Park Avenue; East Building Room 1022, or call (212) 650-3850. To register for courses online please click on the Course Browser/RegistrationClick the button to view the Program Brochure.

Certificate in Translation Studies - English to Spanish: $3900
Certificate in Interpretation Studies: $3900
Combined Certificate in Translation and Interpretation Studies $4900

Many businesses, unions, trade associations, and government programs will reimburse students for the cost of this certificate program. Several types of payment vouchers are also accepted for payment of tuition in this program. Please contact Milena Timerman ( with questions regarding payment.

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Payment Plan options are available. Students must register in person to enroll in a payment plan option. Certificate Students must visit or contact the registration office at 212-650-3850 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm to choose their class schedule per semester.  Learn more about the benefits of registering for the entire certificate program.

Note: Certificate Cannot Be Completed In One Semester.

Fall 2015 Semester Day Time Dates
Introduction to Translation Tue. & Thu. 7:40-9:30pm 9/8-10/20
Translation Studies I, S1 Tue. & Thu. 5:40-7:30pm 9/8-10/20
Translation Studies I, S2* Tue. & Thu. (see below)
7:40-9:30pm 10/30-12/10; Skips 11/5 & 11/26
Translation Studies II, S1 Saturday 9:30am-12:40pm 10/31-12/19; Skips 11/28
Translation Studies II, S2** Mon. & Wed. (see below)
5:40-7:30pm 9/21-11/3; Skips 10/12
Fundamentals of Interpretation Tue. & Thu. 5:40-7:30pm 9/8-10/20
Interpretation in Legal Settings, S2 Tue. & Thu. 7:40-9:30pm 11/3-12/17; Skips 11/26
Interpretation in Medical Settings, S1 Tue. & Thu.
Interpretation in Medical Settings, S2 Tue. & Thu. 5:40-7:30pm 11/3-12/17; Skips 11/26
Spanish Editing Mon. & Wed. 5:40-7:30pm 11/2-12/2
Spanish Composition Mon. & Wed. 7:40-9:30pm Not available this semester
Note Taking for Interpreters Mon. & Wed. 5:40-7:30pm 9/14-10/19; Skips 10/12
Spanish Grammar Review Mon. & Wed. 7:40-9:30pm 9/14-10/19; Skips 10/12
English Composition & Editing Mon. & Wed. 5:40-7:30pm 11/2-12/2

*Please note that Translation Studies 1, sec. 2, meet saturday 11/14 & 11/21 and those two sessions will be conducted online.

**Please note that the last class for Translation Studies 2, sec. 2, will meet on Tuesday, 11/3


Continuing Education Certificate Programs are part-time non-credited courses and therefore we do not issue student visas.  To apply for a student visa, students must be enrolled in a full-time credited college program or an ESL studies program.  For more information on Continuing Education's ESL program please click here: International English Language Institute
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