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Online Undergraduate Certificate Program in
Interpreting Services

School: Missional College  //  Study Area: Serving Among Cultural Difference

 Similar to Other Universities, But with a Unique Set of Courses

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Undergraduate Certificate in
Interpreting Services?


The Undergraduate Certificate in Interpreting Services is a humanities-based interdisciplinary Certificate program that prepares bilingual students to take the exams to become a certified interpreter in legal and medical contexts. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pass certification exams to become a Certified Medical Intepreter and a Certified Court Interpreter including the following capabilities:

    • ability to relate the biblical and theological foundations of God's plan for global redemption throughout the Old and New Testament to the missional mandate within various cultures
    • ability to prepare for certification/registration as an interpreter/translator through study of linguistic communication, translation approaches, problems and processes, cultural competency and ethics, the role of the interpreter, modes of interpretation and interpreter errors
    • ability to develop missional life patterns that incorporate interpreting/translating into the normal rhythms of everyday life and work
    • competency in legal terminology and concepts commonly used in legal proceedings and communication and the ability to restate legal vocabulary in lay terms
    • competency in consecutive and simultaneous legal interpretation as applied to common judiciary situations
    • competency in medical terminology and concepts commonly used in healthcare settings and the ability to read and interpret important medical research, health and medical articles and apply medical research to the patient/client population being served
    • competency in consecutive and simultaneous medical interpretation as applied to common medical situations

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Bachelor completion program

Course Effort

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Course Length

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Credits Required

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Program Cost

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to serving immigrants and internationals thru interpreting in the mission of God.

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.






A Career in Navigating Cultural Difference

Is this Your Mission?

Interpreter and Translator, Interpreting Services Coordinator, Health Care Interpreter, Legal Services Interpreter, Educational Interpreter, Online Remote Interpreter and Translator



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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.


100% Tuition


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3 credit course


80% Tuition


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3 credit course


60% Tuition


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3 credit course


40% Tuition


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3 credit course

Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.