Certificate in Localization: Customizing Software for the World

Adapt Technology Products for Global Markets

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Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Class Times: Evenings, Weekends
  • Cost: $3,453

Next start date

October 10, 2016

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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

Professionals working in software localization and those who want to enter the field.

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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 access to select programs)

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.

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Learning Formats

Classroom

Attend class in person and engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub. You must attend at least 60 percent of your class sessions in person. You may view the remainder online, either as recorded sessions or in real time (limit of two live-streamed sessions per quarter).

Online

Courses are streamed online in real time from the classroom. You interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, using Adobe Connect web conferencing software. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub. For added flexibility, each quarter you may view recordings of up to 40 percent of your class sessions instead of attending in real time. You also can attend the classroom sessions in person if space is available.

Blended

Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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