Community Spanish Interpreter - Medical Diploma
Course work includes the acquisition of Spanish: grammar, structure, and sociolinguistic properties, cognitive processes associated with interpretation between Spanish and English; the structure and character of the Hispanic community; and acquisition of communication skills.
Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs as para-professional bilingual employees in educational systems or a variety of community settings. Individuals may choose from part-time, full-time, or self-employment/free-lance positions, or apply language skills to other human service related areas.
Students are required to regularly practice their medical interpreting skills face-to-face, in person, and outside of class with their classmates.
Each program requires service learning involving 10 hours or more of interpreting services for non-profit organization(s). It is performed outside of class time and students cannot be compensated for their interpreting services.
Information and Spanish Placement Test Session
It is mandatory that students who wish to enroll in the program attend an information session and Spanish placement testing. View the dates below in the Upcoming Events section.
Estimated Tuition & Fees
Current and Upcoming Course Offerings
|Course Number||Title||Credit Hours|
|ENG-111||Writing and Inquiry||3|
|MED-121||Medical Terminology I||3|
|MED-122||Medical Terminology II||3|
|SPA-111||Elementary Spanish I||3|
|SPA-112||Elementary Spanish II||3|
|SPA-181||Spanish Lab 1||1|
|SPA-182||Spanish Lab 2||1|
|SPA-211||Intermediate Spanish I||3|
|SPA-212||Intermediate Spanish II||3|
|SPI-111||Cultural & Ethical Issues||3|
|SPI-213||Review of Grammar||3|
|SPI-243||Medical Interpreting I||3|
|SPI-245||Community Interpreting I||3|