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Contact BrendaMedical Interpreting Certificate and Community Interpreting Certificate

The Center for Transcultural Learning (CTL) and the Department of World Languages grant credits to students who complete the required courses for a Certificate in Medical Interpreting and/or a Certificate in Community Interpreting. These certificate programs provide professional training to bilingual speakers who seek training in interpretation modes and techniques, specialized vocabulary, and the ethics of the interpretation industry.


The Medical Interpreting program is designed as a series of interconnected modules that cover different aspects and levels of Medical Interpreting. Students who complete the program will be either prepared to take the certification exam of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters or at least have taken the minimum of 40 contact hours of training included among the requisites for taking that exam of certification.


The Community Interpreting program is designed to explore the complex systems of community services and to train interpreters to meet linguistic and cultural challenges. Furthermore, it offers introductory level training in legal interpreting and medical interpreting.


The Medical Interpreting Certificate:

MDI 100- Foundations of Interpreting

MDI 110- Medical Interpreting I: Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, and Reproductive Systems

MDI 120-Medical Interpreting II: Reproductive and Respiratory Systems

MDI 130- Medical Terminology


The Community Interpreting Certificate:

MDI 100-Foundations of Interpreting

MDI 130-Medical terminology

INT 110-Community Interpreting

INT 120-Legal Interpreting


Class Schedule for Spring 2014 (January 15 - May 16)

MDI 100

Foundations of Interpreting

Mondays, 5:30-8:30 pm

MDI 120

Medical Interpreting: Reproductive and Respiratory Systems

Mondays, 5:30-8:30 pm

MDI 130

Medical Terminology

Thursday, 5:30-8:30 pm

How much does it cost?

Each course costs $450 plus the cost of textbooks.

There is no financial aid for these programs; students may make arrangements for a payment plan.



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