Online Certificate in Professional Translation & Interpreting
The online Certificate in Professional Translation and Interpreting is designed for students with high proficiency in English and at least one spoken Language Other Than English (LOTE) who are interested in developing language mediation skills to meet the needs of an increasingly globalized world.
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Eligible Training Provider (ETPL)
If you are bilingual, meet our language proficiency requirements, and would like to reenter the worforce as a translator and interpreter, our online Certificate in Professional Translation and Interpreting is now on the list of Eligible Training Providers (ETPL) of the state of Massachusetts. Based on individual assessment and funds available, an ITA (Individual Training Account) may be awarded to eligible adults, dislocated workers and out of school youth ages 18-24. Check with your local state dislocated worker unit.
UMass Amherst accepts students from all 50 states into online programs and classes.
With a carefully designed curriculum, using an advanced online learning management system and different types of virtual education platforms, our 15-credit certificate can be completed in one year or at the student's own pace. Courses can also be taken independent of the certificate to meet students' individual needs for continuing education.
All courses are multilingual, which means students will always have classmates from different languages and cultures in the same online classroom. In addition to providing important perspectives regarding different linguistic and cultural strategies and techniques for translation and interpreting, the multilingual classroom is seen as an asset to the educational environment and to developing intercultural awareness.
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Our knowledgeable faculty members, who are working translators and interpreters with solid academic background in the field, will guide students through the business world of translation and interpreting.
Interdisciplinary Studies BA via University Without Walls
If you'd like to pursue a bachelor's degree with a concentration in Translation and Interpreting, please visit the University Without Walls website.
If your employer is paying for your courses, please review information and follow the instructions here.