Discover the World of Language Services

Are you intrigued by the world of translation and interpretation? Whether you’re a beginner in language studies, or a seasoned expert looking to begin a new career, the Foundations of Translation and Interpreting online course is your perfect introduction. This online self-paced course can be completed in just 8 weeks and is designed to assist you facilitate a successful start towards becoming a translator or interpreter

Language Service Professionals: An In-Demand Industry
The need for Language Services professionals is growing at a rapid rate. With an annual revenue reaching $78 billion, the industry plays a vital role in the cultural and economic fabric of many societies.

Translation and Interpretation courses equip students with the tools and skills necessary to navigate today’s globalized world, and foster a deep appreciation for the role of language and communication in cross-cultural settings.

The Foundations of Translation and Interpreting course is designed for students who are just starting their language studies and are curious about the opportunities available in the language services industry. It is also a great option for advanced language students considering translation or interpreting as a potential career path. The course covers topics such as client management, cultural mediation, outreach, and other related occupations. Students who complete this course at MSU Denver can begin working in the language field, communication or language services industry, or continue in their studies on one of our available career pathways and pursue a degree.

Flexible schedule

Course is 8 weeks long, entirely online, and self-paced.

Career advisement

Receive a personal advising session with an industry leader.

High job demand

You will enhance your resume with critical skills.

Career Pathways in Translation and Interpreting

Approximate return on investment for each academic pathway

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Pathway 1: Enter the workforce quickly. Complete the Foundations of Translation and Interpreting course and immediately enter the workforce.

  • Median salary is $32,000 year.

Pathway 2: Continue your academic journey and earn a degree in World Languages, which allows you to increase your earning potential. You can find jobs in translation, interpreting, cultural mediation, outreach, and more.

  • Median salary is $49,200 a year.

Take the course to upskill your resume to advance in your career or discover a new passion.

About Foundations of Translation and Interpreting

Are you ready to begin your introduction or career kickstart into the world of translation and interpreting? Enroll in the Foundations of Translation and Interpreting online course with MSU Denver and not only learn how to become a translator/interpreter, but gain necessary knowledge for a career in the language services industry.

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