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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Spanish Translation Certificate

Location(s): Dahlonega, Gainesville

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18 hours

Note: This is not associated with the American Translators Association (ATA) certificate. Learn more about the ATA certificate.

This 18-hour certificate program will provide students with a general academic background and hands-on experience in translation. It can be taken as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with another major.

The program will develop skills in the areas of written and oral communication, and it will emphasize community involvement and cultural proficiency. Students will gain experience in the translation of medical, legal/law enforcement, business/financial, sports world, advertising, technology, and general literature documents. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to apply language-related skills in a variety of professional venues such as businesses, medical facilities, courts, law enforcement and social services agencies, education and other job scenarios requiring fluency in English and Spanish.

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete all UNG general institutional admissions requirements.
  2. Complete SPAN 2002 or the equivalent with a grade of “B” or higher (note: this can also be satisfied by CLEP examination).
  3. Complete with a grade of “B” or higher one of the following courses:
    • SPAN 3510 - Spanish Grammar and Composition
    • SPAN 3520 - Spanish Heritage Speakers
    • SPAN 4510 - Advanced Spanish Language Skills

Exit Requirements

  1. All course requirements must be completed with a grade of “B” or higher.
  2. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be completed at UNG.

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