Interpreting – Professional Development

Interpreting - Professional Development courses are designed for practicing interpreters to increase your employability, upgrade your skills, or prepare for your certification examination. Continuous learning is crucial to interpreters’ career development and work productivity. These courses are recognized by the Society of Translators and Interpreters of BC (STIBC), and are taught by experienced instructors who are professional interpreters.

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April Varies N/A Downtown Part-time

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If you're ready and know the program you want, register now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the CS Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [business hours]

Program Description

Program Description

Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

This program will provide students with the foundational knowledge and practical skills to begin interpreting and translating in the community. 

Learn more about the Interpreting Award of Achievement at a free information session at the Downtown campus, 200-block Dunsmuir at Hamilton, two blocks west of the Stadium SkyTrain station. 

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Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info


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Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Joy Dalla-Tina, VCC Interpreting, 604.871.7000, ext. 8671
Program Assistant: Tina Kirmis, VCC Interpreting, 604.871.7000, ext. 8672

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule


No courses are currently scheduled for this Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 (201893) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming schedules for Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2019 Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2019 Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 term(s) are in process.
Please check back regularly.

Simultaneous Court Interpreting (Accelerated) (INTP 1107)
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Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.

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