Remote Interpreting (Video & Phone) (Web-led)

WLIW-150 Remote Interpreting (Video & Phone) (Web-led)

Hours: 30
Fee: $599

Program Description

Calling Interpreters of all Languages! If you speak a second language, you can work from home and make your own hours. There is a tremendous amount of work available for Remote Interpreters--both phone and video--throughout the country.  Offered in partnership with TransFluenci EDU, this 30-hour class meets twice a week.  Students will learn the ins and outs of remote interpreting which includes both video and over the phone (VRI and OPI).  Students will learn how to set up their offices and computers to accept assignments from a number of companies that are actively searching for interpreters of all languages. The class will cover Medical and Legal Standards of Practice, ethics, HIPAA and intense practice sessions and simulations using a variety of platforms on a wide variety of topics, such as Medical Encounters, Depositions, Unemployment Hearings, Educational Hearings and Meetings such as IEP meetings, and Due Process Hearings. In addition to intense classroom simulated practice, the instructor will provide advice on best practices, how to apply for assignments, and what to expect as compensation.

Our instructor, Catherine Bermudez Sanabria, is a Certified Medical Interpreter, (CCHI) and has worked as a medical interpreter at Baystate Medical Center for 10 years. Ms. Bermudez holds an MA in Education/ESL from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. In addition to intense classroom simulated practice, Ms. Bermudez will provide advice on best practices, how to set up your home office, how to apply for assignments, and what to expect as compensation. 


Program Details

Students must provide a certificate of completion for a minimum of 40 hours of interpreter training or a letter from your employer confirming a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a working interpreter in any setting. Students must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Please register early as a brief telephone interview will be required before acceptance into the course.

Section D21

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Times: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dates: November 1 - December 6, 2021

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

Books may be purchased on Amazon or other book vendors.

We are excited and proud to announce that Catherine Bermudez Sanabria, Certified Medical Interpreter (CCHI) has worked as a medical interpreter in Massachusetts for 10 years at Baystate Medical Center. Ms. Bermudez has interpreted for hospitals and behavioral health and community agencies. She holds an MA in Education/ESL from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Ms. Bermudez has a wide range of interpreting experience which include the following:

  • Due Process Hearings
  • Unemployment Hearings
  • Department of Social Services
  • IEP Meetings for the Springfield School Department
  • MassHealth Hearings 
  • Depositions
  • Immigration Hearings

For More Information, Please Contact:

The STCC Workforce Development Center
Building 27, Second Floor

Enrollment Process

Enroll Online

  1. Click: Online Registration
  2. Click on “Search and Register for Workforce Training Classes”
  3. Type in “Remote" 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.
    • Please note, STCC accepts Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express as well as E-check payments. Students may pay with cash, checks, money orders, and E-Checks as a fee-free alternative to credit/debit payments.
    • Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you.
    • If you do not receive your receipt, check with our office at 413-755-4225 a few weeks prior to the class.

Enroll in Person

At this time due to COVID-19, in-person enrollment has been suspended until further notice.