Health Care-Medical Interpreting (CLIMB CEU)
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 and business practices. Students who successfully complete the course are then prepared to take the National Certification/Qualification Exam allowing them to work in health care settings requiring certified or qualified interpreters. 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. The program 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. Students must have the minimum system requirements: 20 MB free disk space; soundcard with speakers and microphone or headset 28.8 Kbps AND Internet connection (not dial up). Prerequisite: successfully pass language test at local language company, cost $90. Classes meet at specific times and dates.