Program Overview

The Language Interpretation (LGICE) Certificate program at MCC is designed to help students strengthen their language interpretation skills within a variety of different fields. The courses have been designed to help beginning interpreters gain the experience and knowledge that is essential for the field of interpretation. For students interested in advancing their education, this Certificate of Achievement could lead to the General Studies degree.

Students are required to finish a total of 49 credit hours in order to graduate. The total credits are divided into 13.5 general education and 36 major requirements. The program may be completed entirely online within one year as a full-time student.

The general education courses at MCC are designed to provide the foundational education and expertise that is required for many careers. Students will need to complete 4.5 communications, 4.5 social sciences, and 4.5 quantitative/numeracy Skills.

The major requirement courses will provide a specialized education with topics covered from the field of interpretation. Students will need to complete three required courses and a specialty courses sequence. The three required courses are Introduction to Language Interpretation, Interpreting Ethics, and Emphasis Seminar. The three specialties are within the Community, Legal and Medical fields. Each specialization requires students to complete four, 4.5 credit courses. Some courses within the Medical Specialization are Fundamentals of Medical Interpretation, Consecutive Interpretation-Medical, and Special Topics in Languages.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Metropolitan Community College Area is a two-year public school located in Omaha, Nebraska. MCC was created in 1974 to serve residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties in the state of Nebraska. MCC's mission is to provide quality learning experiences for a diverse community of lifelong learners in its four-county service area.

    MCC offers more than 100 one- and two-year career programs, as well as academic transfer programs. Online for-credit courses equal that of on-campus courses and retain similar academic standards.


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