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Community Spanish Interpreter

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 advanced Spanish language skills.

Course work 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.

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

The legal and medical certificates are designed to provide persons with Spanish-speaking experience (native or otherwise) the opportunity to further improve their proficiency and especially for native speakers to hone their reading and writing skills in their native language. In addition, actual practice interpreting and co-op within the community are included as the students choosing this curriculum are included as the students through SPA 212 and have the skills equivalent to the basic certificate described below before beginning this advanced certificate and will be better equipped to facilitate communication between Spanish-only and non-Spanish –speaking members of the community.

Associate in Applied Science Program

Semester Hour Credits

I. General Education Courses
ENG 111 Expository Writing……………………………………………………………………………………………3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting …………………………………………………………………..3
Natural Science Elective or MAT 115 or higher…………………………………………………………………….3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective ………………………………………………………………………………….3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective …………………………………………………………………………………………3

II. Major Courses
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I ……………………………………………………………………………………….3
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II……………………………………………………………………………………….3
SPA 120 Spanish for the Workplace …………………………………………………………………………………3
SPA 141 Culture and Civilization………………………………………………………………………………………3
SPI 111 Cultural Immersion …………………………………………………………………………………………..3
SPA 181 Spanish Lab I ………………………………………………………………………………………………….1
SPA 182 Spanish Lab II …………………………………………………………………………………………………1
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I ……………………………………………………………………………………..3
SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II ……………………………………………………………………………………3
SPA 215 Spanish Phonetics/Structure………………………………………………………………………………..3
SPA 221 Spanish Conversation………………………………………………………………………………………..3
SPA 231 Reading and Comprehension ………………………………………………………………………………3
SPA 281 Spanish Lab III………………………………………………………………………………………………..1
SPA 282 Spanish Lab IV………………………………………………………………………………………………..1
SPI 113 Intro to Spanish Interpretation …………………………………………………………………………….3
SPI 114 Analytical Skills Spanish Interp…………………………………………………………………………….3
SPI 213 Review of Grammar…………………………………………………………………………………………..3
SPI 214 Intro to Translation……………………………………………………………………………………………3
COE 112(CS) Co-op Work Experience I …………………………………………………………………………….2
COE 115(CS) Work Experience Seminar I…………………………………………………………………………..1

III. Other Major Courses
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy ……………………………………………………………………………………………..2
LEX 110 Intro to Paralegal Study ……………………………………………………………………………………..2
MED 121 Medical Terminology I………………………………………………………………………………………..3
SPI 245 Community Interpreting I ……………………………………………………………………………………3

Total Credits …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….74

 

(Legal/Medical) Interpreter Certificate Program

Certificate Program – Legal Track or Medical Interpretation
The certificate is designed to provide persons with Spanish-speaking experience (native or otherwise) the opportunity to further improve their proficiency and especially for native speakers to sharpen their reading and writing skills in their native language. In addition, actual practice interpreting and co-ops within the community are included in this curriculum. This is available due to the fact that the students included in this curriculum already have proven proficiency through SPA 212 and have skills equivalent to a level that will facilitate these activities. Completion of the certificate will allow for advanced training that will enable the student to facilitate communication between Spanish-only and non-Spanish-speaking members of the community.
I. Prerequisites for the Community Spanish Interpreter Certificates (Legal or Medical) are the following:
*ENG 111 for native/heritage Spanish speakers in place of SPA 120 (Spanish in the Workplace)
**Proficiency at the intermediate Spanish level II as determined by a CLEP examination or completion of SPA 212 and SPA 182
***SPA 111/SPA 181, SPA 112/SPA 282, SPA120, SPA 141, SPA 211/281, SPA 212/282, SPA 215, SPA 231, SPI 213, and SPI 214

II. Major Courses
SPA 221 Spanish Conversation……………………………………..3
SPI 113 Introduction to Spanish Interpreting…………………..3
SPI 114 Analytical Skills for Spanish Interpreting ………….3
SPI 245 Community Spanish Interpreting I ……………………3
COE 111SI (160 hours volunteer interpreting experience)………2
COE 115SI Seminar…………………………………………………….1

III. Other Major Courses
LEX 110 Intro to Paralegal Study (legal track) ……………..2.or
MED 121 Medical Terminology (medical track) …………..3
Total Hours ………………………………………………… …17/18



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

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Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

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