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Course Number:
ITP 268
Course Title:
Ethical Business Practices for Interpreters
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers ethical business practices, marketing, networking and professional resources at national, state, and local levels. Provides practical experience developing tools necessary for working as an independent contractor in the interpreting field. Prerequisites: Program admission and department permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Describe the process of establishing a freelance interpreting business.

  • Discuss leadership skills necessary for contributing to and advancing the field.

  • Accept interpreting assignments and submit invoices appropriately as an independent contractor.

  • Describe the financial aspects of working as an independent contractor, including billing, taxes, accounting, and budgeting. 

  • Apply knowledge and ethics to entry level assignments in the profession. 

Course Activities and Design

This course will consist of lecture, discussion, research review, and case studies. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed by assignments, invoices, business plan, and receiving a passing score on CASLI’s knowledge exam. 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course content includes:

  • Business practices for working in private practice

  • Students will practice financial aspects of business such as invoices, tracking mileage, accounting, scheduling, budgeting, and filing state and federal taxes

  • The process of becoming a qualified, certified interpreter

  • Networking approaches, professionalism, resume development, public relations, and skills

  • Resources for developing a small business

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 40

  • Students will practice financial aspects of business such as invoices, tracking mileage, accounting, scheduling, budgeting, and filing state and federal taxes

  • Students will practice financial aspects of business such as invoices, tracking mileage, accounting, scheduling, budgeting, and filing state and federal taxes

  • Resources for developing a small business

Communication
Hours: 20

  • Business practices for working in private practice - such as negotiate agreements with agencies, write contracts, and compose letters

  • Networking approaches, professionalism, resume development, public relations, and skill

  • Business practices for working in private practice

  • Networking approaches, professionalism, resume development, public relations, and skills

  • Resources for developing a small business