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French Translation in the Workplace (Certificate)

Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

English to French translation is a skill which must be acquired through training. Each course will help you learn necessary translation skills for professional purposes in the workplace.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older)

  • French Proficiency Certificate with exceptional skills in written French
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Correctly translate workplace English-language documents into French, utilizing the appropriate tone and vocabulary to suit the translation purpose
  • Differentiate between casual and professional language use, and select these appropriately for translation projects
  • Identify idiomatic language use and use or replace it as appropriate to the given purpose of the translation

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include translating:

  • Books
  • Instructions
  • Software manuals, and other documents

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

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