Medical Interpreters bridge the communication gap between non-English speaking patients and medical personnel. As a critical member of the healthcare team, you will be trained to communicate and translate patient materials, informational brochures, and other items into an easily understood and culturally-sensitive format for patients.
The Medical Interpreter Certificate includes theory and hands-on instruction during the ten-week program. Students will learn and identify human anatomy in both languages, translate medical documents from English to Spanish, communicate common medical terminology in written and verbal formats, and understand the code of ethics and roles of a Medical Interpreter. Students will also focus on Hispanic cultural appreciation and participate in bilingual discussion, interviews, and presentations. Individuals interested in starting a career in the medical field, nurses or medical office staff, or those looking to develop skills may benefit from this program. The training will help prepare you for taking a National certification test. Textbooks are required at the first class meeting, available from the KSU Center Bookstore and various book retailers. Call for availability.
This program requires students to be bilingual in Spanish and English. You must complete a Language Assessment and submit with your Application Package. Follow the links on the course page.
Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of Heritage Spanish or Spanish Series Two courses OR complete Written and Oral Skills Assessment OR submit transcript from another language assessment (TOEFL iBT, CLEP, ACTFL/LTI) for evaluation and submit Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and internet are required.
View the Application & FAQs page for the Medical Interpreter Certificate Program.
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New programs begin in spring and fall.