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

The A.A. in Modern Languages with a specialization in Spanish Translation for the Health, Legal, and Business Professions prepares students for an in-demand and fast-growing profession, including such career paths as:

  • Legal interpreter in the court system
  • Medical interpreter at hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ private practice
  • Translators, interpreters, project managers, editors, copy editors, proofreaders, and subtitling specialists for translation agencies
  • Translator and interpreter for global corporations and financial institutions
  • Translator and interpreter for government and international development institutions
  • Translator and editor for publishing companies
  • Cultural consultant for multicultural advertising and marketing agencies and news media

Students enrolled in our translation course will also receive practical training using memoQ, a widely used translation environment, used by businesses, translation companies and individual translators all over the world.

This program is offered in-person, online and in a hybrid format.

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Required Common Core

Flexible Core1

Curriculum Requirements

Spanish Translation and Interpretation Requirement 2
Program Electives 3
General Electives
Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


  1. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy the Flexible Common Core requirements.
  2. Choose 15 credits from all TRS courses and/or LIN 110. TRS 345 must be taken.
  3. Choose 9 credits from HED 110, AFL 161, CRJ 101, BUS 104, BUS 110, any LIN course, any TRS course, or any SPN course above SPN 210 or equivalent.


Please note, these requirements are effective the 2024-2025 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