The urgent need for qualified legal and medical translators and interpreters continues to grow across Canada, especially in Punjabi-speaking communities. To answer the need and to safeguard quality and standards in medical interpretation and translation, the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC) has recently implemented certification for medical interpreters, in addition to the long-standing certification for translators and court interpreters.
SFU’s new programs, Legal Interpretation and Translation Certificate (LIT) Program, and Medical Translation and Interpretation Certificate (MTIC) Program, developed for Punjabi/English bilinguals, will prepare you to work as an interpreter and translator in a variety of legal and health-care settings.
The two certificate programs recognized by the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC, the BC Chapter of CTTIC), are designed to provide aspiring Punjabi/English bilingual individuals the requisite knowledge and skills to embark on a career in specialized translation and interpretation. Through in-depth studies and hands-on practice, you will be well prepared to work as a translator and interpreter in various legal and/or medical fields, and well positioned for the national certification examinations.
Classes will be held at SFU Surrey Campus on two weekday evenings and weekends. Contact us now! We will help you decide if this is the right career choice for you!