The Indiana Supreme Court through the Indiana Office of Court Services partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to develop a workplace Spanish curriculum for court employees. The curriculum will be presented through 24 hours of instruction. The course is now delivered in three formats: (1) classroom instruction course, (2) Instructor led on-line instruction course, and (3) self-study on-line course. The course materials will contain basic information needed by court employees to effectively communicate information to Spanish-speaking individuals. Along with the materials, participants will receive opportunities for skill practice and audiot files to assist in maintaining the skills learned in this course. Additional materials to enhance participant's learning will be distributed by the instructors. A range of topics are covered in this course including: greetings and introductions; dates and times; numbers; telephone reception phrases; eliciting personal information; providing directions to other offices; explaining courtroom procedures; referencing court documents; and much more.
This course is designed to provide basic means of communication and will not result in someone being fluent in the entire Spanish language.
If you are interested in the Instructor led on-line course or the self-study on-line course, please review the computer specifications and set-up information prior to registering for these courses.
Trial courts of record. This course is open to any employee in the State of Indiana who directly reports to a judicial officer of a trial court of record or employees of the Clerk’s office assigned to work with the courts (i.e. judicial officers, probation officers and staff, court staff, certified court alcohol and drug program staff, court clerks).
City and town courts. Judges and certain court staff working for a city or town court are also eligible for this course. Please contact LaKesha Triggs, Indiana Office of Court Services, before submitting an enrollment form to Ivy Tech Community College.
The tuition and course material expenses for authorized participants from trial courts or city and town courts are being paid by the Indiana Office of Court Services.
Other criminal justice entities/personnel. Employees of non-probation based community corrections programs, attorneys, prosecutors offices, public defender offices may participate in this course on a self-pay basis. Please note on your enrollment letter to Ivy Tech that you are required to pay for this course.
Registration is coordinated by the Ivy Tech Community College. To register for one of these course formats, please contact Katrina Jones at 317-917-5993; firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are eligible under the trial courts of record or city and town court categories, send the Ivy Tech representative an official letter of authorization from a judicial officer of the court of record. The format for the authorization letter is provided below. (Please note for city and town court personnel, you must contact LaKesha Triggs, Indiana Office of Court Services, before submitting this enrollment letter.)
If you are eligible under the self-pay category, send the Ivy Tech representative an official letter on agency letterhead noting you wish to enroll in the WorkPlace Spanish® Training for the Indiana Judicial System and that you are obligated to pay for the tuition and book expenses
This course does have a Withdrawal Fee Policy. Please be sure you are aware of the terms of this policy and your responsibilities under this policy. Please click the following link to read this policy: withdrawal fee policy.
If you have a question or would like more information about this program, please contact LaKesha Triggs at 317-232-2542 or email@example.com.
The Ivy Tech WorkPlace® Spanish Training letter of authorization is available in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF formats. The Form must be printed on local judicial letterhead, and both formats allow for this.