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what courses should i take in college in order to get my associates in interpretation?

i am 17 and would like to proceed a career in interpretation and later in the future in business .#studying-tips


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Pau’s Answer

Hello Jessica I am not certain what language you interpret , but as an semi professional interpreter I could tell you interpreting courses aren't offered in colleges, rather languages classes are. For you to really get a strong foothold in the interpreting world you have to sesearch and enroll in interpreter training and certification program offer by the state and federal government. Depending on the level of interpretation skill you posses for the language that you do taking the certification test would boost your credential nd open up more doors and demand for your services.
Interpretation can be integrated into many aspect of professional development and can be pair with many types of majors. Since you mention "business" in your question I would recommend you look into International Business and Law Major since this two seem to give Bilingual the most advantages in a day to day work. Aside from my opinion, interpreting never stop happening in life and whatever or which every path you take it will always give you an edge from your counterparts.

Hope I answer your question.

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Simeon’s Answer

Your specific college will give you the best advice on what coursework would best suit your needs. Each college uses its own naming conventions for courses and different educational outcomes for their degree programs. Talk to your school counselor and see what options are available to you.

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Amanda’s Answer

Dear Jessica, what type of interpretation? Do you mean language interpretation/interpreter or interpreting and reading data insights? Please share more specifics.

If you mean language interpretation I would suggest taking the language you prefer, psychology (to understand human behavior and body language) then also business/economics classes.

Best wishes and please feel free to clarity what type of interpretation so that the answer can be more specific to your question.

Amanda

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