Course Code: GES282
Learn about arraignments, pre-trial hearings, preliminary hearings, criminal terminology, trials, sentencing, and progress reports.
Master an understanding of probation violation hearings, colloquialisms, simultaneous techniques, consecutive techniques, criminal offenses in the state jurisdiction, and interpreting laboratory practices.
Understand misdemeanors and felonies in state court, waivers and plea forms, DUI/DWIs, domestic violence, drug terminology, drug possession cases, and firearms terminology.
Learn fingerprint terminology, gang terminology, juvenile court terminology, children’s court terminology, and typical court proceedings.
Move on to advanced interpreting techniques involving parties involved in federal courts, federal crimes, family law court, probate court, contracts law, and advanced sight translations.
Complete the course by learning about advanced consecutive techniques, expert witness testimony, differences in the transfer or criminal and civil legal terminology, and drug trafficking.
I. Interpreting Criminal Proceedings I
B. Pre-trial Hearings
C. Preliminary Hearings
D. Criminal Terminology
G. Progress Reports
H. Probation Violation Hearings
J. Simultaneous Techniques
K. Consecutive Techniques
L. Criminal Offenses in the State Jurisdiction
M. Interpreting Laboratory Practices
II. Interpreting Criminal Proceedings II
A. Misdemeanors in State Court
B. Felonies in State Court
C. Waivers and Plea Forms
D. DUI/DWI – Driving under the influence/Driving while intoxicating
E. Domestic Violence
F. Drug Terminology
G. Drug Possession cases
H. Firearms Terminology
I. Fingerprint Terminology
J. Gang Terminology
K. Juvenile Court Terminology
L. Children’s Court Terminology
M. Typical Court Proceedings – Misdemeanors
N. Typical Court Proceedings – Felonies
O. Interpreting Laboratory Practices
III. Advanced Interpreting Techniques in Criminal and Civil Matters
A. Parties involved in Federal Courts
B. Federal Crimes
C. Family Law Court
D. Probate Court
E. Contracts Law
F. Advanced Sight Translations – Federal Level
G. Advanced Consecutive Techniques
H. Expert Witness Testimony – DNA
I. Expert Witness Testimony – Computer Forensics
J. Differences in the transfer of Criminal and Civil Legal Terminology
K. Drug Trafficking
L. Exam-Taking Techniques
M. Interpreting Laboratory Practices
Nestor Wagner is a certified Court and Medical Interpreter who has been teaching interpreting courses since 1990. He has the highest pass rate of certified court interpreters in the nation. He has published several books in the interpreting community. Mr. Wagner is involved in the examination process for Immigration Interpreters and Analytical Linguists. He participates as speakers in national and international conferences on Criminal, Civil and Immigration Court terminology, advanced interpreting skills, and localization in the transfer of legal and non-legal terminology. Mr. Wagner holds a Master degree from the University of Washington.
Students must speak English and Spanish fluently. Students should be familiar with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard. They should be comfortable in a Windows or Mac environment, and have the ability to launch and close activities.
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Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive nine (9) months to complete the program.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
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Yes, you will be prepared to sit for any State or Federal Certified Spanish Court Interpreter exam.