The Introduction: Legal Interpretation & Translation Program provides the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for careers in the legal field.

You will gain knowledge in legal translation and interpretation for court proceedings, working in a multilingual legal system, simultaneous translations, and judicial certification requirements.  The curriculum also prepares you for a pathway to credit paralegal, legal or administration of justice programs.

Complete the following courses to earn a certificate!

Required Courses (complete courses in this order):

  • PLGN 1001 - Introduction: Legal Interpretation & Translation, Module A
  • PLGN 1002 - Introduction: Legal Interpretation & Translation, Module B

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Request Your Certificate

If you have completed and passed all of the required courses, submit the petition form “Petition for Certificate of Completion."

Petition for Certificate of Completion

Steps to Get Started

Use the guide below to start taking classes in the Introduction: Legal Interpretation & Translation Program.  For more detailed instructions, go to How to Take Noncredit Classes

  1. Check course availability in Schedule of Classes

    To find Introduction: Legal Interpretation & Translation courses in the class schedule, look for the subject “Paralegal Noncredit”.

    Go to Class Schedule

  2. Choose which type of student you are:

    Follow these steps if you are new to PCC OR returning after an absence of 1 or more major semester(s):

    1. Apply to Noncredit
      • Create an OpenCCC account if you don’t have one already.

    2. Receive Welcome Letter via email

    3. Activate your LancerPoint account

    4. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    5. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN# 

    Follow these steps if you are a current or continuing PCC student (noncredit or credit):

    1. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    2. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN#