Spanish translation & interpreting certificates, New York City

800px-NYC_wideangle_south_from_Top_of_the_RockJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, USA, is offering three certificates:

I find their rationale particularly interesting:

Rationale:  The U.S. Department of Labor foresees a 42% employment growth rate for translators and interpreters between 2010 and 2020 (vs. a 14% average rate for other professions).  Every multinational company and organization uses interpreter services, and many companies now have interpreters on staff.  The ability to translate between languages is seen today as an asset by companies, institutions and government agencies. Legal translating skills will make students more marketable and competitive. It will complement any major in criminal justice fields. Furthermore, this program is going to provide heritage learners at John Jay with the tools to use and think about two languages in a professional context.

Program Coordinator: Professor Aida Martinez-Gomez Gomez, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (646.621.3755,

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