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2016/17 Interpreter Translator


About the Program

The Interpreter/Translator program is designed for students interested in the more technical aspects of the Inuktitut language and who wish to pursue a career in this field. The first year places special emphasis on language development, communication skills and technical skills necessary in translation. The second year is designed to assist students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required as an interpreter. Emphasis will be placed on helping the learner acquire specialized vocabulary in technical areas, and on consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills.

Length of Program

Two years; full time


Nunatta Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 English
  • General Educational Development equivalent
  • NAC Entrance Assessment in English & Inuktitut
  • Letter of interest
  • Oral fluency in Inuktitut and English

NAC will provide a remediation pathway for students who do not meet the entrance requirements. This may include:

  • Inuktitut and English upgrading in both oral and written contexts
  • Academic writing
  • Research and computer course

Tutors, counsellors and elder(s) in residence will support all students pre-entry and throughout the program.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by June 13, 2016.

Do you need financial assistance? You may be eligible for the Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) and Adult Learning and Training Support (ALTS) programs. The deadline for FANS and ALTS applications is July 15.

For more information on how to apply, visit your local campus or Community Learning Centre. You can also e-mail the Registrar's Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone toll-free: at 1-866-979-7222.

Record of Achievement

Interpreter Translator Diploma, Nunavut Arctic College

Credit Transfer Opportunities

Not applicable

Employment Opportunities

Completion of this program will better position graduates to find employment in the following roles:

  • Interpreter at multiple locations i.e. the Legislative Assembly, court, health care clinics, etc.
  • Freelance and small business interpreter
  • Written translator i.e. cultural and language bureau
  • Provider of simultaneous translation/interpretation
  • Instructor or teacher
  • Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit/Language authority and research
  • Federal terminologist

Course Outline

Click here to download course outline for this program (PDF).

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