Certificate in Community
The Viterbo University certificate in Community
Interpreting strives to produce qualified interpreters so that non-English
speakers can effectively communicate with the providers of public services so
as to facilitate full and equal access to legal, health, educational
government, and social services.
- to serve the interpreting needs of regional and
local institutions in health care settings, county services, law enforcement,
the court system, and private industry.
- to train
professionals in four key areas – cultural competency, ethics, interpreting
strategies, and best business practices.
- raise public awareness about the profession of
- establish working relationships with community
partners for the purpose of ensuring practicum sites and facilitating
employment of graduates
- create a central database to pair up interpreters
with regional employers
- create online and hybrid courses
- impose standardization within the discipline of
interpreting and achieve recognition of the profession through education,
legislation, and public relations
- graduates of language programs
- individuals working in the field with no previous
training in interpreting
- bilingual professionals working in fields not
related to interpreting
- bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
Acceptance is based on a successful
501, 544, 552, 556, 581
Ethical Leadership in Organizations
in leading ethical organizations is designed for people who want to learn how
to lead effective, ethical change within their organizations. Participants will
acquire practical knowledge of servant leadership and ethical decision making.
They will also learn specific leadership strategies, based upon a proven
training program that will establish long-lasting and significant
transformation of the workplace culture. The interdisciplinary nature of the
program allows participants to tailor the program to their particular
interested in pursuing the certificate in Leading Ethical Organizations or interested
in enrolling in ETH 531 or 532, must apply to the certificate program. The
application form must be accompanied by a resume.
To enroll in
coursework in the certificate in Leading Ethical Organizations, a student must
possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
University recognizes that the range and intensity of one’s training and
accomplishment (professional experience, training, etc.) may be comparable to
those individuals holding a bachelor’s degree and may waive the requirement of
a bachelor’s degree for enrollment into the certificate courses. The director
of the program will make this determination based on the applicant’s resume.
The resume is provided at the time of application to the certificate program.
a waiver of the bachelor’s degree requirement will enroll in coursework on a
credit/no credit basis, and must register as such each semester per the
credit/no credit policy. The use of these credits (courses) in a Viterbo
University master’s program will be up to each specific master’s program.
Students who have
already taken two of the elective courses listed may earn the certificate by
completing ETHL 531 and 532.
complete the certificate prior to entering a Viterbo University master’s degree
program or who earn the certificate concurrent with a master’s degree program
may use the ETHL towards master degree requirements under the following
- Students in the Master of Arts in
Education (general track) program may use both ETHL courses as elective credit
toward the M.A.Ed. degree.
- Students in the Master of Arts in
Servant Leadership program may use both ETHL courses as elective credit toward
the M.A.S.L. degree.
- Students in the Master of Business
Administration program may use one ETHL course as elective credit toward the M.B.A.
- Students in the Master of Science in
Nursing program where elective credit is available, may use both ETHL courses
as elective credit towards the M.S.N. degree.
- a minimum of 10 credits, including ETHL 531, 532; and two
courses selected from EDUC 608, EDUL
635, MGMT 512, 524, 530, NURS 515, 675, SVLD 601, 603, 604, 650, 653, 657
The School of
Education offers several licensure and certification programs. See that section
of the catalog for further information.