Jun 24, 2024  
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Spanish Interpreter, Certificate of Completion

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School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS)

This program is designed to train highly proficient bilingual (Spanish and English) students to become competent interpreters in legal, healthcare and/or community settings. This program offers advanced training to prepare students for interpreter certifications and examinations in either the medical or legal field, or to pursue careers in business and community interpretation.  Students will be broadly trained and will prepare for the field(s) of their choosing through their practicums and focused study in the last sequence of classes. Entrance into the program requires departmental approval, and includes either a Spanish placement exam score demonstrating advanced proficiency, an advanced academic history in Spanish, or an oral and written bilingual demonstration.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Program Requirements


  • Department Approval
  • AVANT Heritage Placement Exam score of 5 or equivalent *


  • Departmental approval

*For students scoring a 3 or 4 on the Avant Heritage Placement Exam, students may enter program with pre-req or co-req of Heritage Spanish 1210 or 1220 or equivalent.


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Certificate: 35

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