This Certificate of Achievement program is designed to develop the translation and interpreting skills necessary for service as a Vietnamese-English interpreter in public and private sectors, such as the courts, law firms, medical organizations, state agencies, public schools, and businesses. This program is specifically designed to prepare students to pass the State of California Court Interpreter Certification Exam and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters Exam. Students must complete each course with a grade of “C” or better.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Students must be fluent in English and Vietnamese and have a speaking proficiency equivalent to that of a native speaker.
  • Students are required to take a bilingual proficiency assessment.
  • Students should have completed at least one term of college English.
  • Students must submit a Translation & Interpreting application to the Language Arts Division Office.
  • Students must attend an orientation.

What is a Program Map?

A program map is a suggested semester-by-semester plan to help you complete the courses required for a particular degree or certificate. It is based on the major sheet for the particular degree or certificate you are interested in. It includes courses required for the major, general education and any necessary electives. 

A program map is a representation of the major sheet. It includes the specific specialty courses in a major, general education courses and any necessary electives. 

What is a Major Sheet?

A major sheet includes a description of the program you are interested in, what you can expect to learn once you have completed the program (Program Learning Outcomes) and the specific specialty courses you will need to complete within a major.