Medical Interpreter – Spanish – English
Medical Interpreter – Spanish/English
Are you Spanish/English Bilingual? Do you enjoy helping people? If you’ve answered yes, a career as a Medical Interpreter may be right for you. Medical Interpreters typically work in healthcare settings and help patients communicate with doctors, nurses, and other medical staff. Interpreters must have a strong grasp of medical terminology and the common words for those medical terms in both languages. The Quick Careers Medical Interpreter program consists of a series of courses* designed to not only prepare students for a career as a Spanish/English Medical Interpreter but also to prepare them to earn Medical Interpreter Certification.
* Awards of Completion are earned at the successful completion of all of the courses in the program.
Salary Range: $10 – $14 per hour
This 192 hours of training includes:
National Standards & Ethical Practices for Medical Interpreters (36 hours of training)
This course introduces the principles and standards for professional interpretation as established by the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare. Professional skills and ethical practices for Interpreters will be taught. Students will also explore cultural awareness as it applies to interpreting in health and human services.
National Standards & Ethical Practices training includes:
- Roles of the Medical Interpreter
- Medical Interpreter Ethics
- Cultural practices/awareness
- Interpreter Standards of Practice
- Legislation & Regulations
Spanish/English Medical Terminology (96 hours of training)
This is an introduction to the principles of medical terminology for interpreters and translators in the medical field. This course teaches the meaning and pronunciation of specific medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, root words, and abbreviations. The student will study body systems and all medical terms will be taught in both languages.
Spanish/English Medical Terminology training Includes:
- Medical tests and diagnostic procedures
- Acronyms and abbreviations (MRI, CAT scan, etc)
- Medical specialties
- Medical terminology
- Medical Specialties
Case Studies Practice (60 hours of training)
Students will use case studies to strengthen interpreting skills and improve grammar, reading, and writing skills in both languages. Listening and oral skills in Spanish and English will be emphasized.
Requirements to Register for this Quick Careers program:
- High School Diploma/GED
- Good Computer Skills
- E-mail and access to a computer with Internet
- Spanish/English Bilingual
Course Details: Specific Class Information
Fees must be paid at the time of registration.
$188.00 – Spanish/English Medical Terminology
$133.00 – National Standards & Ethical Practices
$188.00 – Case Studies Practice
Students must complete all of the courses in the program.
Estimated Book Cost
Students are expected to have all required books at the start of class.