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Interpreting

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

Healthcare Interpreting

Dates: September 11 - December 13, 2017

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.

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Community Interpreting

Dates: January 10 - April 18, 2018

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

Learn More about Community Interpreting

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