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Certificate in English to Spanish Translation Studies

Hone your bilingual skills and graduate prepared to take advantage of career opportunities in a rapidly expanding field.

Adelphi University has built a high-quality, academically rigorous online English to Spanish Translation Studies Certificate program to provide bilingual individuals with an opportunity to quickly and conveniently develop skills that are in high demand.

The program is open to the public. You do not have to be an Adelphi student to enroll in courses and can reside anywhere in the world. The fully online, instructor-led noncredit English/Spanish Certificate prepares graduates to take the American Translators Association (ATA) certification exam—and can be completed in six to eight months.

Demand for translators and interpreters is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average rate for all occupations.
—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Our instructors are recognized practitioners and experts in translation studies and passionate educators who are committed to student success. They carefully crafted the online Translation Certificate to prepare students not only for immediate employment, but also for long-term career satisfaction.

The program is structured to provide students with broad-based industry knowledge. You learn every facet of the translation process and gain experience working with a full range of texts from legal documents, business reports and medical records to literary works, academic research and marketing collateral. This broad exposure to the discipline prepares you for a range of opportunities upon graduation and also helps you determine which of the many career paths available to translation professionals is the best fit for you.

Additionally, the curriculum is frequently updated to reflect the latest market trends including the use of computer-assisted translation tools. Students in Adelphi’s English/Spanish Translation Certificate program online not only benefit from cutting-edge knowledge, but also personalized instruction and an engaging online learning environment. Though all courses are 100 percent online, the program’s structure and learning platform offer students rich opportunities to learn from and interact with faculty and each other.

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  The Certificate in English to Spanish Translation Studies does not accept international students

Who Can Benefit

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The online English to Spanish Translation Studies Certificate attracts individuals who are proficient in both English and Spanish from a broad range of educational and professional backgrounds. Prospective students include:

  • Career changers
  • Recent high school and college graduates seeking quick entry into a career
  • Retired teachers and other professionals seeking a second career
  • Doctors and lawyers who want or need to communicate more effectively with patients and clients
  • Business professionals who want or need to translate material for customers, employees or others
  • Individuals seeking to supplement their income
  • Individuals seeking work-from-home opportunities
  • Individuals who want to serve their community
The global language industry is projected to grow to $45 billion by 2020.
—Common Sense Advisory, The Language Services Market: 2017

Career and Education Landscape

Among factors driving the growing demand for translation services are increasing globalization and immigration, as well as federal laws governing the provision of services to all people regardless of race, color or national origin.

In the United States, persons with limited English proficiency are entitled to language assistance in a variety of circumstances and settings. Hospitals and court systems, for instance, must provide limited English proficiency individuals with written and other communication in their language.

Though businesses may not be required to translate written material, effective communication with employees, vendors, customers and others is necessary for operating in the global marketplace as well as in many local and national markets, and can have an enormous impact on profitability.

The federal government does not require translators to be certified or licensed, even though it does require many documents, including marriage certificates, voter registration forms, private contracts and academic records, to be translated. Employers in both the public and private sectors establish their own requirements for hiring qualified translators. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, “Job prospects [for translators and interpreters] should be best for those who have professional certification.”

56.2% of consumers surveyed say the ability to obtain information in their own language is more important than a product’s price.
—Common Sense Advisory, Can’t Read, Won’t Buy: Why Language Matters on Global Websites

The market demand for English to Spanish translation is increasing and is at times greater than the demand for Spanish to English translation, and Adelphi’s online Translation Studies Certificate is one of just a few certificate programs that addresses this need.

Our graduates find opportunities in areas including:

  • Hospitals, clinics and other health care settings
  • Courts and other legal settings
  • Federal, state and local government agencies
  • Private industries including information technology, manufacturing and marketing
  • Educational settings
  • Translation services agencies
  • Freelance translation

Program Benefits

  • Career-focused curriculum equips you with high-demand competencies in a growing field.
  • You graduate prepared to take the American Translators Association (ATA) certification exam (view eligibility requirements on the ATA website).
  • 100 percent online, instructor-led courses provide you not only with convenience, but also an engaging, personalized and academically rigorous educational experience.
  • You can complete the program in six to eight months.
  • You study with accomplished, connected and supportive translation experts.



About the College of Professional and Continuing Studies

Since 1974, the College of Professional and Continuing Studies (CPCS) has been providing nontraditional students with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to advance academically and thrive professionally. CPCS supports student success across education levels by offering flexible learning options, small class sizes and other innovations. Our degree, non-degree, and continuing education programs have expertly prepared more than 7,000 CPCS graduates for careers in business, social services, health care, law, education and the humanities.