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Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

The Certificate in Translation & Interpreting (TRIN) is a non-credit certificate program offered jointly by the Office of Professional & Continuing Studies and the Department of Languages & Cultures. It is designed for fully bilingual students who are interested in learning techniques and codes of practice in the fields of Spanish/English, English/Spanish translation and interpreting in legal and/or healthcare settings.

The certificate is either a 5 course, 15 credits (Healthcare OR Legal translation) program or a 7 course, 21 credits (combination Healthcare AND Legal Translation) continuing education program. Students are awarded three continuing education units (CEUs) for each course that they complete. Students can choose between the smaller concentrated certificate in either Healthcare or Legal Translation & Interpreting or the combined Healthcare and Legal Certificate in Translation & Interpreting. 

Courses are offered in the spring and fall semesters, two courses per semester, one in the first 8-week session, and one in the last 8-week session. All translation courses (first 8-week session) will be entirely online using the Blackboard system. All interpreting courses (last 8-week session) will be held on campus, one evening per week. The day, time and location of the on-campus classes will be posted in LORA (Loyola Online Student Access). The translation and the interpreting introductory courses will be offered in the fall semester only. The two courses specific to healthcare translation & interpreting will be offered in the spring semester only, and the two courses specific to legal translation & interpreting will be offered in the fall semester only. The final course is a 40-hour internship. The internship is considered a course and as such is the same cost and billed in the same way as all other courses. Internship information here

Getting Started

Applications to Loyola’s Certificate in Translation & Interpreting are currently being accepted for the fall 2017 semester. See the listed requirements and follow the link below to the application.

Click here to apply for fall 2017  (When you click on this link you will first create an account. Once you have done that you will be able to select the Translation & Interpreting program from a drop-down list)

  1. A completed and submitted online application 
  2. A statement of your educational objectives and reasons for wishing to attend this program (150-word minimum) uploaded with your application or emailed to
  3. Any official or unofficial document showing you are at minimum a high school graduate or equivalent uploaded with your application or emailed to

Tuition + Fees

Tuition is always due by the first day of class, and must be paid no later than the end of the class or it will be subject to late fees. Follow this link for more information on tuition and fees.

*Students wishing to drop a course must notify the Professional & Continuing Studies Office by email at within one week of the start of that course. Failure to do so will result in the student being held responsible for all current charges. 

Anyone interested in this certificate may contact the Office of Professional and Continuing Studies at (504) 865-3530 for more information. If you would like our office to call you please fill out this Inquiry Form.