Modern Languages: Spanish Translation and Interpretation (A.A.)

The Department of Modern Languages offers an A.A. in Modern Languages with a specialization in Spanish Translation for the Health, Legal and Business Professions.  The program will provide students with the necessary skills to become translators in positions requiring linguistic background in these areas. This program prepares students for an in-demand and fast-growing profession. Career paths include professional fields such as K-12 education, court, legal, paralegal, medical and corporate translation and interpretation, multicultural advertising agencies, the fashion industry, sales and marketing and export-import businesses, journalism, food industry, travel and hospitality industries, social work, non-profit and/or humanitarian domestic and international organizations, corporate international communications, and government foreign policy agencies and departments.

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Required Common Core

Flexible Core

Curriculum Requirements

Spanish Translation and Interpretation Requirement 1
Program Electives 2
General Electives
Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements



  1. Choose 15 credits from TRS 231, TRS 232, TRS 233, TRS 234, TRS 235 and TRS 245. Of this list, students must take TRS 231, TRS 232, and TRS 245.
  2. Choose 9 credits from HED 110, AFL 161, CRJ 101, BUS 104, BUS 110, any LIN course or any SPN course above SPN 200.


Please note, these requirements are effective the 2021-2022 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

Modern Languages Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room S-601
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8105

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m