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Springfield Technical Community College
  • One Armory Square, Springfield, MA 01102-9000
  • 413-781-7822
  • Vocational Skills Training
Medical Interpreting Certificate Program
Program activities:

Medical interpreters are in great demand both in-person and remotely by video or phone. Interpreters can elect to work for a hospital, school, or state agency, or as contractors with many agencies throughout the country. They can also elect to work remotely from home where they can work independently and make their own hours.

Open to all languages, this 60-hour program provides a working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary. The course provides intense practice via oral role plays on a variety of medical topics. The student will also be introduced to VRI (video remote interpreting) and OPI (Phone Interpreting). Offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, this course 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. Students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language. This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the national certification exam. Upon completion of this course, students may elect to apply for national certification.

For more information visit: WLIW-051 Medical Interpreting Certificate Program | STCC

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Bilingual individuals who are at least 18 years of age (fluent in English and another language).

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 6
Total hours: 6
Program duration: 10 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 3
Program start dates: Next starts: June 4, 2024, Sept 2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
6PM - 9PMOnline class
Is the program offered remotely? Yes
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

One Armory Square, Springfield, MA 01102-9000STCC is accessible via public transportation.
Additional information about location:

Online/Blended instruction

Other requirements: Must be Bi-lingual (English and another language
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: Medical Interpreting Certificate Program
Other outcomes: Stackable Credential(s), Employment/Promotion, Industry skills gain, Prep for National Certification Exam

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
Test/License Fees
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Danielle Morales
Telephone: 413-755-4893
Program code: STC-IH-VT-MI
ABAWD Qualifying? No