Welcome to the Interpretation and Translation (ITR) Program

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Are you bilingual? Do you like to help people?

Build your skills to become an professional interpreter or translator!

The DMACC Interpretation and Translation (ITR) Program offers a full degree program and an online certificate program.

We offer 5 emphasis areas:

We are currently accepting applicants for the Education ITRand Healthcare ITR programs. Online classes start August 23, 2012. Financial Aid available to approved students. DMACC is an accredited community college located in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

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Starting Fall2012

  • Education ITR (full A.S. or Certificate program)
  • Healthcare ITR (full A.S. or Certificate program)
  • Business ITR Certificate (returning ITR graduates only)
  • Human Services ITR Certificate (returning ITR graduates only)
  • Judiciary ITR Certificate (returning ITR graduates only)

Starting Fall 2013

  • Business ITR (full A.S. or Certificate program)
  • Human Services ITR (full A.S. or Certificate program)
  • Judiciary ITR (full A.S. or Certificate program)
  • Education ITR Certificate (returning ITR graduates only)
  • Healthcare ITR Certificate (returning ITR graduates only)

Starting Fall 2014

  • Education ITR (full A.S. or Certificate program)
  • Healthcare ITR (full A.S. or Certificate program)
  • Business ITR Certificate (returning ITR graduates only)
  • Human Services ITR Certificate (returning ITR graduates only)
  • Judiciary ITR Certificate (returning ITR graduates only)

Note: Students are required to complete the A.S. degree or Certificate program in one emphasis area at a time—there is no "mixing and matching" of emphasis areas allowed. Once a student has completed a full A.S. degree or Certificate of specialization in one area (35 credits of ITR General and Emphasis Area courses), the student can enroll in a second (or subsequent) ITR emphasis area and complete the Certificate of specialization in the additional emphasis area with only 17 credits of ITR Emphasis Area courses, because the 18 credits of ITR General courses taken in A.S. degree or the first Certificate program do not need to be re-taken.

To begin exploring these areas, please select one of the following options: