Students will learn how to meet the communication needs of patients/clients and providers. They will:
- Become fluent in the bilingual terminology of human anatomy and the medical/health field.
- Increase their fluency in English.
- Develop cross-cultural communication and interpreting skills.
- Provide effective interpretation in medical/health settings.
Careers and Further Study
Graduates get jobs as medical interpreters in hospitals, clinics, medical practices, and interpreter agencies. For some, this is their career goal. For others, interpreting is a good transition into other medical careers. They may become more familiar with the American medical community and network within it, improve their English, and get further medical education and credentials.
Degree Credit Option
Students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program may take medical interpreting courses with the understanding that these courses are part of their degree program and will be charged the bachelor’s degree tuition. Students who do not complete the bachelor’s degree will be held responsible for the bachelor’s degree tuition costs of all courses taken, in accordance with federal financial aid guidelines.
Professional development certificate is non-credit and cannot be applied to a degree. The cost is reduced, but is not eligible for financial aid.