4/23/2014 2:30:37 PM::This is a drill: A tornado WARNING including Viterbo’s campus is in effect until 2:45PM SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY in designated areas until ALL CLEAR is issued

This is a TEST DRILL. A Tornado WATCH is in effect for the area including Viterbo. A WATCH indicates tornado conditions exist in the area and weather should be closely monitored. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. A TORNADO WARNING requiring your evacuation to designated areas will be issued at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Community Interpreting Certificate

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Mission Statement

The Viterbo University Community Interpreter Certificate strives to produce qualified interpreters so that non-English speakers can effectively communicate with the providers of public services so as to facilitate full and equal access to legal, health, educational, government, and social services.


  • To serve the interpreting needs of regional and local institutions in health care settings, county services, law enforcement, the court system, and private industry, and;
  • To train professionals in four key areas: cultural competency, ethics, interpreting strategies, and best business practices.


  • Raise public awareness about the profession of interpreting
  • Establish working relationships with community partners for the purpose of ensuring practicum sites and facilitating employment of graduates
  • Create a central database to pair up interpreters with regional employers
  • Create online and hybrid courses
  • Impose standardization within the discipline of interpreting and achieve recognition of the profession through education, legislation and public relations