Spring 2024 Update 
    Dec 07, 2023  
Spring 2024 Update

Certificate in Translation Studies

NY State Program Code: 36163
Hegis Code: 5611.00
CIP Code: 16.0103

(18 credits)
Estimated time of completion: 45 Weeks

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for interpreters and translators is expected to grow much faster than average, with a 22 percent increase in employment opportunities from 2008 to 2018.

Designed for students taking one of three languages, Spanish, French, and Italian, the program is applicable to students interested in careers that involve the frequent translation of documents such as education, social work, literature, and business. The program also has a component in interpreting for a variety of legal settings (depositions, courts, lawyer’s offices) and healthcare (hospital, clinics, doctor’s offices). The certificate program is open to current University students and college graduates seeking to add to their portfolio and make themselves more marketable to employers.

The program consists of six classes, three credits each.

At completion of the program, students will be able to complete high quality translations of extensive texts, identify and critique translations, understand fundamental translation theories and methods, and use key source texts (dictionaries, books, websites) to develop translations. Students will also learn the professional translation ethics, process, work flow and quality assurance as well as the key networks and associations related to professional translation and the career paths associated with it.

For more information, please contact Dr. Priya Wadhera, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at 516.877.4062 or wadhera@adelphi.edu.