May 2, 2013 8:34 AM by AP
Loyola University New Orleans will launch a new program this summer to prepare professional interpreters and translators to meet the growing demand for their services in the health care and legal fields.
Loyola says the Spanish/English Translation and Interpreting Certificate Program is the first in the Gulf region.
The non-degree continuing education program is designed for bilingual students and residents who want careers as trained interpreters and translators. It begins in August.
Introductory courses will cover the fundamentals of translation and principles of interpreting. The second semester will offer health care interpreting and translation and legal interpreting and translation.
The cost is $1,600 to $2,000 for either the health care or legal certificate, or $2,400 to $2,800 for the combined certificates.