The Translation and Interpreting program at Austin Community College is a collaborative effort with the Austin Area Translators and Interpreters Association. It consists of seven courses. Upon completion of the introduction course, students choose to follow the translation track or the interpreting track, with three courses in each track. Each course consists of 10 class periods, three hours each. Classes are usually presented once a week.
The program is available for Spanish only at this time. All courses are conducted in English and Spanish.
Upon successful completion of each course, students receive a certificate of completion from ACC. This is not a translation certificate and is not equivalent to the American Translators Association (ATA) certification or interpreter licensing. However, the ACC certificate does serve as proof of training in translation and interpreting and will give students an edge when seeking employment to apply their skills.