Medical Interpreter Certificate – Non-Credit
About Our Program
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. 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. This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the certification exam. Students must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion from the college. Because a language assessment is required, students must register at least two weeks in advance.
Indicates courses that will be transitioned to a remote or online format if necessary, due to public health concerns.
Brockton | B547 | 51012 | $1,079 (textbook included)
Monday/Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 pm
June 15 – August 19, 2020
Instructor: Maria Vazquez
Certificate of completion
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion from the college.
About Our Instructor
MARIA VAZQUEZ is a native Spanish speaker from Mexico. She has been working as a language teacher for 30 years. She attained English teacher licensure at Autonomous National University of Mexico in 1990. 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. Ms. Vazquez founded ESPEN Services in 2007, a medical interpretation and training services agency, and, she has also volunteered with Centro Presente Association preparing residents for citizenship as an ESL teacher in her community and as a CCD instructor for her local church.