Programs and Courses to Suit Your Goals


Mandarin

  • Certificate of Achievement - MandarinDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Mandarin

    The Certificate of Achievement in Mandarin is designed to open employment opportunities for local students because of the large number of Bay Area companies conducting business and trade with China and Taiwan, along with Singapore and other Asian countries where Mandarin is widely used. The electronics industry in particular seeks to employ people who know Mandarin. For students planning to continue their undergraduate or graduate education in business, electronics, or law, this certificate will complement their studies. From a cultural standpoint, Mandarin study is valuable in California, with its rich diversity of cultural traditions represented by many Mandarin-speaking immigrants. Many Mandarin courses can also satisfy GE requirements for an associate degree and transfer GE requirements.

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    Gainful Employment Disclosure

  • Certificate of Achievement - Translation and Interpretation in Mandarin NEWDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Translation and Interpretation in Mandarin

    This certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career in legal and court interpretation. All program participants must be fluent in Mandarin and English and have a speaking proficiency equivalent to that of an educated native speaker. The potential careers students may enter upon completion include administrative hearing interpreters; Braille translators; conference interpreters; court interpreters; escort interpreters; guide interpreters; legal translators; literary translators; localization translators; medical interpreters and medical translators.

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  • Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - MandarinDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Mandarin

    The Certificate of Achievement-Advanced in Mandarin is designed to open employment opportunities for local students because of the large number of Bay Area companies conducting business and trade with China, Taiwan, Singapore and other Asian countries where Mandarin is widely used. It is a two-year course of study designed to build a strong language foundation in communication as well as expose students to Chinese culture and literature. Students transferring to fouryear schools who plan to major or minor in Mandarin are well prepared by this curriculum.

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  • Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Translation and Interpretation in Mandarin NEWDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Translation and Interpretation in Mandarin

    This certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career in legal and court interpretation. The courses in this program and designed to prepare students to pass the California Court Interpreter Certification Exam. All program participants must be fluent in Mandarin and English and have a speaking proficiency equivalent to that of an educated native speaker. The potential careers students may enter upon completion include administrative hearing interpreters; Braille translators; conference interpreters; court interpreters; escort interpreters; guide interpreters; legal translators; literary translators; localization translators; medical interpreters and medical translators.

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In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements

These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.

To learn about other programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.

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