Language Interpreter

  • Type: Online
  • Credential: Statement of Completion
  • Starts In: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Time to Complete: 5 Years
  • Plan #: C2156

About this part-time program ( What's this?)

If you are bilingual and have a desire to become a spoken language interpreter, this Language Interpreter program can help you develop the skills to interpret in a variety of legal, health care and social sectors in Ontario, for the thousands of immigrants who access these services yearly.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent.
  • Students must be fluent in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English and a foreign language.

Career Opportunities

Trained language interpreters usually work as self-employed contractors who offer their services on a part time basis in various setting including health care, social services and the legal system.

Program Benefits

In cooperation with the offices of Information Niagara-Hamilton, trained interpreters’ names are entered into a provincial data base which connects them with partnering agencies throughout the province of Ontario.

How to Register

Students do not apply to our part-time programs. Instead, enrol in and successfully complete each course listed in the Program Delivery section. Once you have successfully completed all of the required courses, you may apply to graduate. If you aren't sure how to enrol in a course, you can learn more here.

Apply for Statement of Completion

Have you successfully completed the requirements of this program? Learn how to apply for your Statement of Completion.

Program Delivery

Prerequisites may be required for these courses. Please refer to individual course descriptions for specific requirements.


INTR1104 – Language Interpreter – Sight Translation is now INTR1004

INTR1105 – Language Interpreter – Simultaneous is now INTR1005

Important Note:

In addition to the above courses, you must successfully complete a Competency Test (CILSAT or ILSAT) administered by a provincial agency. This mandatory testing is recommended to be taken after the fourth course – INTR1104 (LANG 10034) and must be completed prior to registration in the sixth course – INTR1107 (LANG10036). Any associated expenses are the full responsibility of the student. Testing can be arranged through Mohawk College. For further details please contact Nair Lacruz, Mohawk College 905-575-2121 ext 3282 or e-mail