NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The University of New Orleans has announced a new non-degree program aimed at preparing students for careers as professional translators and interpreters of Spanish in both legal and health care fields.

The university says its Department of English and Foreign Languages is accepting applications for admission into its new Certificate Program in Translation and Interpreting. The university said in a news release it is the only combined legal and health care translation and interpreting certificate program in Louisiana.

Students can complete a program in either area of specialization — legal or health care — by taking five courses over five eight-week sessions.

A combined certificate in both areas of specialization requires seven courses over seven eight-week sessions.