The need for Medical Interpreters is fast-growing in facilities such as hospitals, emergency rooms, private practices, mental health clinics, rehab centers and related healthcare settings. A Medical Interpreter provides a vital service for the healthcare community by bridging the gap between English-speaking physicians and non-English speaking patients and their families. This Medical Interpreter Certificate Program, offered in the classroom, provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to begin a successful career as a medical 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 medical interpreter ethics and cultural competence. 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) by applying newly acquired skills in both a seminar and clinical setting.