Medical Interpreter

There is a critical need for trained medical interpreters! If you’re bilingual, have good speaking and listening skills, and enjoy working with people, you may have a future as a medical interpreter.

This 60-hour program provides working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary. Open to all languages, students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language.

Course is designed for those preparing for entry level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the certification exam. For information on certification prerequisites visit

Because a language assessment is required, students must register at least two weeks in advance.

This program is offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, a leader in the medical interpreter training field and is taught by an experienced medical interpreter.

Fee includes binder and all course materials.

Certificate of completion
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion from the college.

CRN: 15991 / Course: CSHH054 B6
Dates: September 22 - December 1, 2018
Days: Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Site: Brockton Campus, Room B326
Cost: $1,079

For all other payment types,
call 508-588-9100 x1310.

CRN: 16041 / Course: CSHH054 C2
Dates: October 9 - December 20, 2018
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m
Site: Canton Campus, Room C305
Cost: $1,079

For all other payment types,
call 508-588-9100 x1310.

Withdrawal, Refund & Cancellation Information

You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0-50% depending on the length of the course.

Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration. Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made. A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.

For additional information about the Medical Interpreter certificate program please contact Paul Key at 508-588-9100 x1312.

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Medical Interpreter Standout Student
Ibtissam Janoudi

Medical Interpreter - Ibtissam Janoudi

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Bio Chemistry from Bridgewater State University, Ibtissam Janoudi thought she may want to take a break from academics.  She then remembered the Medical Interpreter program she heard about while taking classes at Massasoit Community College a few years earlier.  Ibtissam saw an opportunity to upgrade her skills and utilize her knowledge of the Arabic language, so she enrolled in the Medical Interpreter certificate program at Massasoit.
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The most important thing Ibtissam learned from the program is the importance of the ethics of the work.  There was a clear emphasis on the understanding that Medical Interpreters work as part of a team including doctors and other health care professionals.  As part of that team, Medical Interpreters communicate important information that greatly assists patients and medical staff.

Since completing the program in December of 2016, Ibtissam was hired as a Medical Interpreter by Benoit Language Services and Inlingua Language and Translation Services.  She emphasizes that becoming a Medical Interpreter is a big responsibility.  The information interpreted between patients and medical staff is very important and there is a big responsibility to do it correctly.  Her advice to prospective Medical Interpreter students is: “If you enjoy working with and helping people, this can be a great career.  It really can be fun if you enjoy that kind of environment.  Also, it can pay pretty well”.

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