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Technical Spanish

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Oklahoma has a growing Spanish-speaking community, and government agencies and businesses want better communication for this community. The Associate of Applied Science in Technical Spanish/Translation and Interpretation degree prepares graduates to translate and interpret from Spanish to English and vice versa, facilitating accurate communication.


  • OSU-OKC’s Technical Spanish/Translation and Interpretation is the only associate degree of its kind in Oklahoma
  • Degree program offers industry-specific training
  • Program will equip graduates with the technical expertise to effectively translate and/or interpret business, legal, medical, and health care settings with professional, ethical standards

Benefits of the Degree

Graduates find jobs interpreting and translating in public and private sector organizations, such as hospitals, courts, businesses, government departments or as independent contractors. The public is served better by having more qualified interpreters in the field. For example, police officers and hospital workers benefit from being able to work without having to wait for interpreters to be found to help with clients/patients.


The median annual wage for interpreters and translators with a bachelor's degree was $49,110 in May 2021 with the highest 10 percent of workers earning more than $97,760.  Employment of interpreters and translators nationwide is projected to grow 20 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational projections and worker characteristics : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (

 Start your journey toward this rewarding career path today with the associate degree program.

Degree Awarded:

Associate in Applied Science

Degree Sheet(s)

Degree Sheet (PDF)Technical Spanish/Translation and Interpretation A.A.S.

Degree Sheet (PDF)Spanish Certificate

Suggested Plan of Study

Suggested Plan of Study (PDF)Technical Spanish/Translation and Interpretation A.A.S.

For More Information Contact:

Kennedy Essmiller
Interim Academic Advisor
(405) 945-9126

Dr. Jerry Rice
Associate Professor
Spanish Lead Instructor
Learning Resource Center
Room 337
Phone: (405) 945-3381
Fax: (405) 945-9141