Language Interpreter Certificate Program | St. Clair College
This program is currently suspended due to COVID-19. If you have questions, please contact us at 519-972-2711 or coned@stclaircollege.ca.

Intake information:

Obtain the training and credential you need to become an international language interpreter. There is a growing need for skilled interpreters who can provide services within the business, health, and human service sectors. St. Clair College is proud to offer this program with the assistance of the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County.

Admission Requirements:

  1. An approved College or University degree or diploma.
  2. Fluency in English and a second language as demonstrated by a 75% or higher score on the ILISAT test administered by the Multicultural Council and graded by an internationally recognized outside agency.

The cost of the test is $200.00 CDN per student (fee subject to change). Contact the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County at 519-255-1127 ext. 135 to schedule a test. Students should arrange to write the test at least 4-6 weeks prior to program start. Contact St. Clair College Continuing Education, 519-972-2711 for details.

Six Required Courses:

LIN 101 - Introduction to Spoken Language Interpretation
LIN 102 - Consecutive Interpreting and Note-Taking
LIN 103 - Sight Translation – Skills Development
LIN 104 - Simultaneous Interpreting
LIN 106 - Setting Specific Interpreting
LIN 107 - Skills Integration: Capstone

*Students will require the use of a digital recorder and a steno pad for the courses listed above.