About Our Program

Medical interpreters are in great demand both in person and remotely by video or phone. Interpreters can elect to work for a hospital, school, or state agency, or as contractors with many agencies throughout the country. They can also elect to work remotely from home where they can work independently and make their own hours.

Open to all languages, this 60-hour program provides working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary. The course provides intense practice via oral role plays on a variety of medical topics. The student will also be introduced to VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) and OPI (Over the Phone Interpreting). Offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, this 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.

Students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language. This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the national certification exam. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion from the college and may elect to apply for national certification. Textbook and certification fees are not included.

Students must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Because a language assessment is required, students must register at least two weeks in advance.

Online

Web | 18678 | $1,079 plus textbook
Tuesday/Thursday| 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10/4/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Ana Luisa Schwartz

Note: These courses are offered online using learning management system (DigitalChalk) and video conference program (Zoom) as provided by Transfluenci EDU on scheduled days and times listed above. Internet and webcam required.

In-Person

Brockton | T435 | 18679 | $1,079 plus textbook
Saturday | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
10/8/2022 – 12/17/2022
Instructor: Maria Vazquez

Note: Students registering for non-credit classes must be fully vaccinated two weeks prior to the course start date. Students must submit proof of vaccination at time of registration or may submit an accommodation request.

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Certificate of completion

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

About Our Instructor(s)

Maria Vazquez earned her English teacher licensure from Autonomous National University of Mexico. She has been working as a language teacher for 30 years. Ms. Vazquez recently served as a language coach and instructor for Culture Smart, INC.  She has also worked with private companies, such as Transfluenci, International Translation Company, CultureSmart, and i-Bridge Learning, in developing on-premise and online courses. Vazquez founded ESPEN Services in 2007, a medical interpretation and training services agency.

Ana Luisa Schwartz is a certified Spanish medical and court interpreter. She has been working at the Massachusetts Trial Court for the past four years and previously worked for a year at the Rhode Island District Court. In addition, she has worked in the Massachusetts healthcare system as a medical interpreter for five years, spent three years working at the Immigration Court in Boston, MA and has transcribed and translated wire taps and recorded police interviews from Spanish to English for defense attorneys and district attorneys for over 8 years. All in all, Ms. Schwartz, has translated documents for medical, pharmaceutical, legal, education, marketing for over 25 years.