• Spanish-English Translation

    This program is designed to allow LaGuardia students to earn 60 credits in core academic foundations which meet all lower division requirements for candidates of the BA program at Hunter College 

  • The Spanish-English Translation major, housed in the Department of Education and Language Acquisition, is fully articulated with Hunter College. Students can earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree at LaGuardia, and continue working toward a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Spanish-English and English-Spanish Translation at Hunter College. This program is designed to allow LaGuardia students to earn 60 credits in core academic foundations which meet all lower division requirements for candidates of the BA program at Hunter College. Students are encouraged to complete the BA degree since it opens many career opportunities in translation and interpretation in the court system, hospitals, state and municipal agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations. 

  • Students enrolled in the Spanish-English Translation program will be able to complete internships at a range of government agencies and nonprofit organizations available through the Cooperative Education Department at LaGuardia. These work experiences enable the student to bridge the gap between classroom theory and practical applications in the field of translation and interpretation providing valuable experience for choosing a career and subsequent full-time employment.

    Students entering the Spanish-English Translation program will not receive credit for prior knowledge of Spanish. Students who need additional skill development in reading, writing, mathematics, and communication will be required to take basic skills and/or ESL courses. These courses are not listed in the curriculum. Scores on the College placement test determine the particular courses students must successfully complete.

    LaGuardia’s Spanish-English Translation program is articulated with Hunter College. For specific questions, contact Professor Maria Cornelio mcorneli@hunter.cuny.edu.

    In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.


    Your advisement team, made up of faculty and professional advisors, will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:


    • Explore your major

    • Select introductory and advanced courses

    • Connect you with campus support services

    • Prepare an educational and career plan


    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.


    Please feel free to reach out to these advisors if you have any questions or need assistance, and visit laguardia.edu/visit for directions to campus.

    Advising Team Staff Members Email Phone  Office Location
    Cheryl McKenzie, Advising Services cmckenzie@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-6073  B 103B 

    Advising Team Faculty Members Email Phone  Office Location
    Ana Maria Hernandez  hernandezan@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5697  B 234EE 
    Ernesto Menedez-Conde  emenedez-conde@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5640  B 234 

    Current Students

    Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take.

    Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.


    Prospective Students

    Review the Spanish-English Translation and the recommended course sequence below.

    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.

    See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs.