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Program Details

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.

Accreditation & Licensing

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