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CSUSM Extended Learning offers two Professional Certificates in Interpreting.

In both programs:

  • You must speak English and at least one other language
  • No prior interpreting skills are required
  • You will learn the various types of interpreting and will gain hands-on experience from trained interpreters
  • Take evening classes to accommodate your busy schedule

Information Session

Sign up now to attend the upcoming in-person information session and hear the Interpreting instructor discuss both interpreting programs, costs, the registration process and much more!

Aug. 22, 6:00 p.m. 

Register Now - Aug. 22 Info Session 

Healthcare Interpreting

Dates: January 15 - April 18, 2019

This program focuses on healthcare interpreting skills and includes medical related terminology. This program will help you better communicate with non-English speaking patients and will help start or grow your career in the healthcare industry.

Learn More about Healthcare Interpreting

Community Interpreting

Dates: September 10 - December 10, 2019 (Registration Deadline Sept. 3)

This program focuses on general interpreting skills that can be used in a variety of industry settings.

Learn More about Community Interpreting

Interpreting Fall 2019 Flyer

Program brochure (PDF)

Read about May Zidan in the catalog below. She's a recent graduate using her Healthcare Interpreting certificate to help train other interpreters.