Arabic Overview


Translator, Study Abroad Advisor, Bilingual Assistant, Customer Representative, Court & School Mediator, Foreign Service Worker, Technical/Media Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Court Reporter, Research Analyst, Consultant, Health Care Representative/Patient Advocate, Personal Banker, Manager, Linguist


You will be interested in an Arabic Translation Certificate if you have advanced Arabic proficiency and plan to pursue a translation career. This curriculum will prepare you for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. You can also pursue this certificate if you wish to communicate more effectively in a multilingual work environment.


The Translation Certificate program is a five-course sequence taught online that will provide you with training to translate from Arabic into English. You will also gain some familiarity with oral interpretation.

You can seek admission to the Translation Certificate program if you have completed at least third-year college Arabic classes, or if you have native or near-native reading and writing proficiency in Arabic and English. A placement exam and an interview with the Program Director is also required to complete the admission process.

Translation workshops are open to all qualified students, including native and heritage speakers. Enrollment in a degree program is not necessary for these classes.


This program combines theory, practice, and professional training. To accomplish this, you have the option of completing a professional internship at the end of your regular coursework. These courses are taught online. Knowledge on the use of computer communications is necessary