Translation and Interpretation Courses- Associate of Applied Science

Translation and Interpretation Associate of Applied Science

This degree is intended to prepare functionally bilingual students for employment as interpreters and/or translators. Upon completion, students will be able to provide basic interpreting and translation services between English and their other language(s).   This degree focuses on an additional understanding of medical and legal concepts and terminology.

Required Translation and Interpretation Courses for Associate of Applied Science:      61 credits

Course Title

Credits

General Education Course Requirements

13 credits

ENG 121: English Composition I

3

ENG 122: English Composition II

3

COM 125:   Interpersonal Communication

3

MAT 120: Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

Translation and Interpretation Course Requirements

23 Credits

TRI 101:   Introduction to Translation and Interpretation

3

TRI 103:   Code of Ethics for Translation and Interpretation

2

TRI 104:   The Business of Translation and Interpretation

3

TRI 201:   Consecutive Interpretation I

3

TRI 202:   Simultaneous Interpretation I

3

TRI 203:   Sight Translation

3

TRI 204:   Consecutive Interpretation II

3

TRI 205:   Simultaneous Interpretation II

3

Other Course Requirements

25 Credits

BIO 106: Basic Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIO 116: Introduction to Human Disease

3

COM 220: Intercultural Communication

3

CRJ 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 135: Judicial Function

3

CRJ 205: Principles of Criminal Law

3

HPR 178: Medical Terminology

3

PAR 117: Family Law

3

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs)

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains an AAS degree in Translation and Interpretation from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Apply Sight Translation Skills.
  • Show fluency in the delivery of consecutive interpretation mode while effectively using notes as an aid.
  • Execute simultaneous interpreting skills in legal and community settings at high speeds, while still maintaining the integrity of the sentence.
  • Exhibit knowledge of basic and common medical terminology and ability to provide it with accepted pronunciation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic and common legal terminology and ability to provide it with accepted pronunciation.
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