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California has a number of programs for people to become familiar with the field of Medical Interpretation, Translation and American Sign Language.

Spoken languages

  • UC Los Angeles Extension, 10995 Le Conte Avenue, Room 711, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Phone 310-825-1898, Spanish/English, Korean/English, and Mandarin/English Interpretation and Translation Certificate Programs.
  • UC Riverside Extension, 1200 University Ave., Rm. 331, Riverside, CA 92507, Phone 951-827-5801, ext. 22564, Spanish/English Interpretation and Translation Certificate Program.
  • California State University, Fullerton, University Extended Education , 2600 Nutwood Ave., Ste. 100,  Fullerton, CA 92831, Phone 657-278-3123, Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting. (Spanish/English).
  • California State University, Long Beach, Dept. of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures, 1250 N. Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840, 562-985-4317, BA in Spanish/English Translation and Interpretation Studies.
  • California State University, Los Angeles, Division of Extended Education, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8629, 323-343-4900, Certificate in Legal Interpretation and Translation English/Spanish-Spanish/English.
  • Riverside Community College District, Moreno Valley Campus, 16130 Lasselle Street, Moreno Valley, CA 93551, Phone 951-571-6217, AS or certificate in Spanish/English Community Interpretation.
  • L.A. Institute of Translation and Interpretation, 2975 Wilshire Blvd., #205, Los Angeles, CA 90010, Phone 866-327-1004, MA and certificate programs in Translation and Interpretation. (Arabic, Armenian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)
  • Northridge Institute of Interpretation, P.O. Box 920160, Sylmar, CA 91392-0160, Phone (818) 644-0407, Spanish/English court interpreter training.
  • Southern California School of Interpretation, 10012 Norwalk Blvd., Suite 120, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 Phone 562-906-9787, Programs in court, medical, administrative hearings and federal interpreting in English-Spanish.
  • The University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210432, Tucson, AZ 85721, Phone (520) 624-3613/624-3153, National Center for Interpretation.

American Sign Language Training Programs

  • California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330 Phone (818)677-5116 (voice), (818) 677-4973 (video phone), BA Degree in Deaf Studies, 2, 4 and 5 years plan options.
  • El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90506 Phone 866-352-2646, Associate Degree or Certificate of Competence in Sign Language / Interpreter Training.
  • Golden West College, 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Phone 714-892-7711 x51158, AA degree & Certificate programs in ASL-English Interpretation.
  • Mt. San Antonio College, 1100 N. Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789, 909-594-5611, AA degree & Certificate programs in ASL-English Interpretation.
  • Riverside Community College, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506, Phone 951-222-8540, AS degree & Certificate program in Sign Language Interpretation.