Individuals interested in starting a career in the medical field, nurses or medical office staff, or those looking to develop skills may benefit from this program. Students will be introduced to Hispanic cultural appreciation, idioms and regional dialect adaptions, along with ways to brush up on their 2nd language skills. We also provide information on how to present yourself professionally, tips on marketing, state and local business requirements, good tax and accounting practices, and more.
This program requires students to be fluent in Spanish and English. High School Diploma or equivalency is required. Must be eighteen years or older. Receive a 75% or higher on the Interpreter Written Skills Assessment and submit a completed Program Application. No medical background is necessary. Computer and Internet access are required to participate in this course.
By registering for the class, you acknowledge that you are fluent in both Spanish and English. Should you not meet the language requirement, no refunds or transfers will be approved.
The Interpreter Written Assessment and Program Application are located online. The instructions are here.
One requirement of national certification is successful completion of a 40-hour course on Medical Interpreting. Our extensive Oral Interpreting practice also will help you prepare for taking the exams on the national level. Visit the International Medical Interpreters Association website for more information obtaining a national certification.
- Learn and identify human anatomy in both languages
- Translate medical documents from English to Spanish
- Communicate common medical terminology in written and verbal formats
- Participate in bilingual discussion, interviews, and presentations
- Understand the ethics and roles of a Medical Interpreter
- Interest-free payment plans available on a case-by-case basis
- VA Education Benefits
- WIOA funding
- Continuing education loans
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— The median annual wage for interpreters and translators was $45,430 in May 2012.
— Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 46 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.