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Translation Spanish-English - Certificate

Program Overview:

Students with intermediate mid to advanced proficiency in Spanish may apply for the Certificate in Translation Spanish-English. This six-course sequence culminates in the Translation Internship, where students gain real-world experience, providing translation services to agencies and industries. The internship is the foundation for each student’s professional translation CV, and will help students identify fields of specialization for future work.

Program Contacts:

Dr. Silvia Mejía

Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures


Dr. Claire Ziamandanis



Department webpage:  World Languages & Cultures

Certificate webpage: Translation Spanish-English Certificate

Program Requirements:

Certificate in Translation Spanish-English (18 credits)

SPA 326Transl. & Comm Interpreting


SPA 425Technology in Translation


SPA 494Internship

1 to 6

Three Spanish courses at or above the 300 level*


Translation internship (SPA 494) should be taken for 3 credits.

*Students must take at least one course in the Languages and Linguistics category and at least one course in the Literature and Culture category.

Internship/Field Experiences/Service:

Students pursuing the Certificate in Translation Spanish <> English are required to  complete SPA 494: Translation Internship. This course provides students the opportunity to identify and secure clients for pro-bono translation projects.  Projects are evaluated for suitability with the supervising faculty member, deadlines established and industry protocol followed throughout project completion.  Particular attention will be paid to the multiple proofreading phases in each project. The use of a CAT tool is required.  Prerequisite: SPA 425.

Professional Accreditation:

The College of Saint Rose, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province, is chartered by the Board of Regents of New York State. All of its degrees and programs are registered and its professional programs fully approved by the Board of Regents through the New York State Education Department.

The College of Saint Rose is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Admissions and Financial Aid Information:

The Undergraduate Admissions Office begins review of Freshman applications each fall in late September for the following Fall. Students are encouraged to submit a complete an application as early as November. The Admissions Team will return a decision on complete applications within just three weeks. The College awards academic scholarships at the same time.

What Makes an Application Complete

  • Online or Paper application (fee waived for online applicants!)
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official Transcripts for any College Level Courses
  • SAT or ACT scores  (See Test Optional FAQ's)
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Counselor or Teacher
  • Essay or Graded Paper
  • Applicants may also apply via the Common Application Online.
  • Art applicants are required to complete a portfolio review.

Admissions contact information (telephone number, admissions web pages)

Scholarships and Financial Aid

See Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid section for more information.

The Bottom Line

The total cost of The College of Saint Rose (including tuition, fees, room and board) is one of the lowest of any private college in the Northeast, and we still award more than $25 million in Saint Rose scholarships, grants and financial aid.

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More about Financial Aid

Financial Aid is defined as any grant, scholarship, loan, or employment opportunity given with the express purpose of assisting you with education-related expenses to make you education affordable. Financial Aid is awarded on the basis of student need and the availability of funds.

The Admission and Financial Aid teams have designed a Guide to Scholarships and Financial Aid to help prospective students and families get to the bottom line and find that The College of Saint Rose is one of the lowest of any private college in the Northeast--while maintaining powerful academic opportunities.

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