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Medical Interpreting Certificate Program

WLIW-050  Medical Interpreting Certificate Program (Web-led) (60 hours)
Fee: $1,070


For More Information, Please Contact:

The STCC Workforce Development Center
Building 27, 1st Floor



June 6 - August 8, 2020

Required Books and Materials

What You Need to Know to Become a Medical Interpreter - ISBN: 9780578411910

Books may be purchased on Amazon or other book vendors.

Program Description

There is a critical need for trained medical interpreters! 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 bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language. This program 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 students for the certification exam.

For information on certification prerequisites visit: Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion from the college.

Students will also have the opportunity to perform role-plays via Skype with individual language coach/facilitators. Each student receives three role-play sessions as part of the course, but can opt to continue working with the language coach upon completion of the course. An experienced medical interpreter working in the field teaches this course.

*The lab fee includes three Skype role-play sessions with a language coach/facilitator.

This program will include:

  • Overview of the profession and professional settings
  • Sight translation
  • Consecutive and simultaneous interpreting practice
  • Role-playing
  • Note-taking techniques
  • Readings in the field
  • Exercises for building memory and concentration
  • Discussion of practices, standards, and ethics
  • Vocabulary in the medical and legal fields
  • Advice on how to find (and keep) a job as an interpreter

Suggested Enrollment Process

To Enroll Online:

  1. Click: Online Registration
  2. Click on Search and Register for Workforce Training Classes
  3. Type in ‘Med’ and hit 'Submit"
  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the course that you want to take. There may be several choices so make sure you select the right course and dates.
  5. Enter your personal and credit card information. Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you. It should have the Building and Classroom for the course.
    • If it does not, check with our office at 413-755-4225 a few weeks prior to the class to confirm the room numbers.

To Enroll in Person:

Go to STCC Building 27, 1st Floor to register for the course or call 413-755-4225

Refund Policy

Withdraw prior to the start of class* - 100% Refund
No Refunds will be given once class begins

* Please note that special refund policies apply to some courses. The cost of non-returnable items will not be refunded.

In the absence of a written third party contractual agreement stating otherwise, all refunds will be issued to the student. Credit card payments will be refunded directly to the credit card if processed within thirty days of the payment.

Course Cancellation Policy

The STCC Workforce Training office reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

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