While individuals who are bilingual may have the foundation to become professional interpreters, they are required to have a medical interpreting training course in medical terminology, ethics, and medical procedures and protocols.
The course meets the certification criteria established by the National Board of Certification and prepares interpreters to take the National Certification Test. Students will receive a certificate of completion from the community college.
Hospitals, community health centers/clinics, governmental health agencies, social services providers, insurance companies, school systems and translation and interpreter services agencies.
Contact the community college where you want to take the course. Because language skills must be assessed before being accepted into the course, students must register at least two weeks in advance.
In an increasingly multicultural society, medical interpreters are in demand in almost every type of healthcare setting. Employers are seeking multilingual individuals who can demonstrate fluency in English as well as other languages. While individuals who are bilingual may have the foundation to become professional interpreters, they are required to have a medical interpreting training course in medical terminology, ethics, and medical procedures and protocols, all of which are included in our medical interpreting courses.
“Transfluenci EDU has been offering the Medical Interpreting course at STCC since 2007. The course is fabulous and very popular with our bilingual students. As the diversity of the College increases, so does the interest and demand for the Interpreting course. The course materials are very well organized and presented in a student friendly way. Upon completion of the course, our students are very well positioned to begin their work as medical interpreters.”
“Working with TransFluenci EDU to offer the Medical Interpreting Course has been a very positive experience. They have been fully invested since day one and really maintain an open line of communication to make sure everything is running smoothly. We have our largest enrollment this semester (2011) and look forward to continuing enhancing the partnership with TransFluenci EDU. This training is so valuable with all the community-based organizations and healthcare facilities in Central Massachusetts. The Quinsigamond Community College Training and Education Center is pleased to provide this beneficial training opportunity to the individuals in our service territory.”