Community Spanish Interpreter

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Why Community Spanish Interpreting?

Are you searching for a career in which you can make a difference in your community? Do you enjoy working with words and language? A job in interpreting may be the career choice for you. Interpreting can be challenging but the rewards are abundant.

Spanish is the third leading language in the United States right behind English and American
Sign Language. With a rapidly growing Spanish population, the need for interpreters and bilingual professionals is on the rise.

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About the Program

The Community Spanish Interpreter curriculum prepares individuals to work as entry-level bilingual professionals who will provide communication access in interview and interactive settings. In addition, this curriculum provides educational training for working professionals who want to acquire Spanish language skills. Coursework includes the acquisition of Spanish: grammar, structure, and sociolinguistic properties, cognitive processes associated with interpretation between Spanish and English; the structure and character of the Hispanic community; and acquisition of communication skills. Students will also experience a full semester of work-based learning and cultural immersion.

 

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Our Graduates

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs as paraprofessional bilingual employees in educational systems or a variety of community settings. Individuals may choose from part-time, full-time, or self-employment/ free-lance positions, or choose to apply language skills to other human service related areas.

 

Degrees, Diplomas & Certificates

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  • Community Spanish Interpreter Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Faculty Contact

Alma Jones
(828) 694-1864
almaj@blueridge.edu