6/26/2014 11:32:02 AM::Viterbo Emergency Test #3. No action required.

6/26/2014 11:30:15 AM::Viterbo test message #2. No action required.

This is a test.

Community Interpreting Certificate

Header Image

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.

Goals

  • 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.

Objectives

  • 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