The need for healthcare interpreters is fast-growing in facilities such as hospitals, emergency rooms, private practices, mental health clinics, rehab
centers and related healthcare settings. In this 5-day intensive boot camp, you will learn the foundational skills and knowledge needed to begin a career as a healthcare interpreter.
Based on the national standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) Code of Ethics, this program emphasizes the development of medical terminology, the real-life practical application of skills and the acquisition of healthcare interpreter ethics and cultural competence. You will satisfy the minimum 40-hour training pre-requisite required by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and the National Board for Certified Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) by applying newly acquired skills in both a seminar and clinical setting.
What is a Boot Camp?
Designed for students who are unable to complete the semester program, the boot camp format enables you to complete the required coursework in one week (Monday through Friday) during the summer. Since the national certifying bodies for healthcare interpreters require 40 hours of rigorous coursework in order to take the oral and written certification exams, a strict schedule will be maintained during the boot camp:
- Morning session: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Afternoon session: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Daily attendance is required since 40 hours of coursework is mandated.
The boot camp fulfills the minimum number of hours required by the national certifying bodies, with all coursework completed within the eight-hour per day class periods. Minimal assignments are given outside the classroom.