Certificate in Localization: Customizing Software for the World

Adapt Technology Products for Global Markets

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Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Times: Evenings, Weekends
  • Cost: $4,620

Next start date:

October 7, 2024

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About this Program


The software business is a huge and growing segment of the global economy, as governments and industries throughout the world move to modernize and upgrade their IT systems. This growth has created demand for trained professionals who can help companies customize their products and services for success in foreign markets.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll gain practical skills for customizing all kinds of software and technology offerings to serve specific markets. We’ll explore localization tools such as machine translation, terminology management and global content management systems. You’ll build on your existing skills with foreign languages as you gain a solid understanding of localization project management and engineering practices. 

DESIGNED FOR

Anyone who wants to enter or advance in the field of software localization.

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Alumni Spotlight

Danielle Marcos, a graduate of the Certificate in Localization: Customizing Software for the World, discusses how the program helped her advance in her career.

Duration: 01:18

What you'll learn

  • Basic concepts of localization, including workflows, roles and technology tools
  • Topics related to the localization engineer role, including technology and problem-solving
  • Concepts essential to localization project management, such as how to communicate deliverables effectively
  • How to create and maintain budgets and schedules for international projects

Get Hands-On Experience

  • Engage in engineering course lab work
  • Use industry-specific software (free or discounted access to select programs)

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EARN DIGITAL BADGES

You can earn a digital achievement badge for successfully completing this certificate program, as well as a separate badge for each course. These badges can be shared on LinkedIn and other social media sites. Learn more about digital badges.

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the Scholarships page.

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Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll meet with your instructor and classmates at scheduled times over Zoom. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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