Health Care/Medical Interpreting
A health care interpreter interprets between patients who speak limited English and health care providers. This course is designed to train multicultural and multilingual students in developing the knowledge and skills necessary for effective language interpretation in health care settings.
PCC's Health Care Interpreter Training Program is completed in one term and offers 120 hours of the general principles of interpreting, ethics, telephonic and video interpreting, linguistics, medical/dental terminology, anatomy and physiology, cultural awareness and competency, mental health, business practices and certification preparation. Students who successfully complete the course are then prepared to take the National Certification/Qualification Exam, or the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) Exam, allowing them to work in health care settings requiring certified or qualified interpreters.
Is it right for you?
The Health Care Interpreting Training course is designed for individuals who are already bilingual or multilingual. A background in health care is not required, but fluency in both languages is required. It is offered in a live, virtual classroom which means that you can speak with fellow students, talk with your instructor and see the presentation materials, videos and websites for reference and learning.
Our advanced course, Health Care Interpreting for National Certification for Practitioners is for those person with at least two years of paid experience in health care interpreting who desire the formal training required for national and/or State of Oregon certification/authorization. This course is designed to train multicultural and multilingual working interpreters in the skills and training needed to apply for and take their national certification exam.
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Health Care-Medical Interpreting (CLIMB CEU)
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