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Program Overview

The legal interpreter/translator works primarily within the California Court system as a court interpreter or as a full-time or freelance interpreter/translator whose services are utilized by legal and government agencies such as the Social Security Administration, the Homeland Security Department-Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Agriculture Labor Relations Board, and private legal offices, as well as clinics and hospitals.

Emphasis on English/Spanish legal terminology, interpretation of oral communications between attorney and client, as well as written translation of legal pleadings, forms, simple reports, and certificates. The program also emphasizes terminology required by interpreters in the medical, immigration, and business areas.

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Program Awards

Associate Degree

Legal Interpretation & Translation-Intermediate (English/Spanish) - Certificate of Achievement


Legal Interpretation-Basic (English/Spanish) - Certificate of Achievement


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Program Contacts

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Accounting & Business Administration


Mink Stavenga Dean
Marisa Soler-McElwain Department Chair