The need for interpreters is rapidly growing in facilities such as hospitals, emergency rooms, private practices, mental health clinics, rehab centers and related healthcare settings. A healthcare interpreter provides a vital service for the community by facilitating communication between English-speaking physicians and non-English-speaking patients and their families. Students learn from Texas-based experienced instructors, who are leaders in the field, providing dynamic classroom learning and networking opportunities.
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 medical interpreter ethics and cultural competence. In this course consisting of both a classroom and online component, you will satisfy the minimum 40-hour education requirement by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and the National Board for Certified Medical Interpreters (NBCMI).