Course Offerings: Winter Quarter 2012

 Winter Quarter begins January 9th and runs through March 23 with holidays on January 16th and February 20th.  Registration for Winter Quarter begins November 28th.  Students not enrolled Fall 2011 must apply for admission.  Advising for Winter Quarter begins November 7th.  For advising or further information, post a comment to this posting, contact Professor Terry Mirande at 253. 964.6476 or tmirande@pierce.ctc.edu .

INTP 105  Ethics of Interpreting  3 credits
Tuesdays, 9-11:30 am
tuition and fees for Washington residents:  $314.67
In this course, students will learn the steps of an ethical decision-making process and apply them to cases using a variety of codes of ethics for interpreters, to include Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Washington Courts, National Council on Interpreting in Health Care and others.  Not language specific.

INTP 110  Foundations of Interpreting Skills  5 credits
Mondays and Wednesdays 9 to 12
tuition and fees for Washington residents:  $524.45
In this course, students work in English only to develop a range of interpreting skills, such as short-term memory, note-taking, pre-sessions, interventions, using role-plays, shadowing, and readings.  Designed for beginners, but useful for working interpreters wishing to improve skills.  Not language specific.

INTP 201  Social Service Interpreting Skills  4 credits
Meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 10:20 to 12
tuition and fees for Washington residents:  $419.56
In this course, students develop interpreting skills in the three modes of interpretation while developing glossaries and familiarity with a range of social service environments.  Pre-requisite:  INTP 110 and SSMH 100 (Introduction to Human Services) or instructor permission. 

The INTP courses above all meet at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom.  INTP 105 and INTP 110 meet requirements for the Certificate in Community Interpreting and the Certificate in Medical Interpreting.  All three courses meet requirements for the Certificate in Social Service Interpreting.

The Pierce College district also offers a number of other courses of potential interest to interpreters, such as courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, criminal justice, law, and social services.  These courses may be offered at Fort Steilacoom, Puyallup or online, and during the day or at night.

For more information on these other courses or on Pierce College in general, go to the Pierce College website.



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