TransFluenciEDU is the brainchild of Barbara Rodriguez who founded the firm’s parent company, TransFluenci in 2001. TransFluenci provides interpreting and translation services to Massachusetts and Connecticut state agencies, as well as hospitals and health clinics. In 2007 Rodriguez designed and implemented the medical interpreting course at STCC, the first of its kind in the area.
The course has grown in popularity, and TransFluenciEDU now partners with many community colleges throughout the region to offer a Medical Interpreting Certificate Program. This program helps prepare interpreters to work in hospitals, community health centers, clinics, human services agencies, and doctors’ offices with an emphasis on medical terminology, cultural competency, and the standards and ethics of the profession.