Remote Interpreting (Video & Phone) Certificate – Non-Credit
About Our Program
Calling Interpreters of all Languages! If you speak a second language, you can work from home and make your own hours. There is a tremendous amount of work available for Remote Interpreters–both phone and video–throughout the country.
Offered in partnership with TransFluenci EDU, this 30-hour class meets twice a week for 5 weeks. Students will learn the ins and outs of remote interpreting which includes both video and over the phone (VRI and OPI). Students will learn how to set up their offices and computers to accept assignments from a number of companies who are actively searching for interpreters of all languages. The class will cover Medical and Legal Standards of Practice, ethics, HIPAA and intense practice sessions and simulations using a variety of platforms on a wide variety of topics, such as Medical Encounters, Depositions, Unemployment Hearings, Educational Hearings and Meetings such as IEP meetings, and Due Process Hearings.
In addition to intense classroom simulated practice, our instructor will provide advice on best practices, how to apply for assignments, and what to expect as compensation. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion from the college.
Pre-requisite: Students must provide a certificate of completion for a minimum of 40 hours of interpreter training or a letter from your employer confirming a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a working interpreter in any setting. Students must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Please register early as a brief telephone interview will be required before acceptance into the course.
Online | 17101 | $599
Monday/Wednesday | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
10/5/20 – 12/2/20
Note: Hybrid course: combination of fixed video conference and fixed online classes at scheduled days and times listed above. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: Catherine Bermudez Sanabria
Certificate of completion
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion from the college.
About Our Instructor
Catherine Bermudez Sanabria holds an M.A. in Education/ESL from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Ms. Bermudez has certifications as a Medical and Healthcare Interpreter and has worked as a medical interpreter at Baystate Medical Center for 10 years.