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Healthcare Interpreter Certificate Health Sciences Total Units: 27
Term Effective: Fall 2018

Description:

Currently offered in Spanish only, next cohort starting fall 2020. See website for more information.

The Healthcare Interpreter Certificate of Achievement prepares students who are bilingual (proficient in English and a second language) to work in a variety of healthcare settings facilitating communication between clients and healthcare providers. Students will follow standards of practice for different modes of interpreting, strengthen their medical bilingual language proficiency, cultural competency, and knowledge of California healthcare systems to assist limited-English proficient (LEP) clients to receive optimal medical care. Students may be exposed to people who are injured, chronically or acutely ill, and experiencing other major life events.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Facilitate linguistic and cultural communication between patients (clients) with limited English proficiency (LEP) and healthcare providers in a variety of health service areas.
  2. Discuss and implement ethical standards of practice.
  3. Demonstrate bilingual medical language proficiency.
  4. Employ various technical aspects of interpreting to improve effectiveness.
  5. Utilize healthcare interpreter roles and skills in different modes of interpretation.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Healthcare Interpreter Certificate program are:

  • Complete 27 units from
    • Healthcare Interpreter Prerequisite Requirements
    • Healthcare Interpreter Requirements

Healthcare Interpreter Prerequisite Requirements - complete 12.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
COMM 7 Intercultural Communication3.00
ENGL 1A College Composition4.00
HCI 180 Introduction to Healthcare Interpreting1.50
HCI 180L Introduction to Healthcare Interpreting Lab0.50
HCI 181 Fundamentals of Healthcare Interpreting2.00
HCI 181L Fundamentals of Healthcare Interpreting - Lab1.00
 
Healthcare Interpreter Requirements - complete 15.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
HCI 182 Developing Healthcare Interpreter Competencies2.00
HCI 182L Developing Healthcare Interpreter Competencies - Lab1.00
HCI 183 Healthcare Interpreting: Externship Seminar1.00
HCI 183L Healthcare Interpreting: Externship2.00
HLC 160 Medical Terminology3.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANAT 58
HLC 140 and ANAT 140
3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
COMM 1 Introduction to Public Speaking3.00
COMM 60 Communication Skills3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2018

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Healthcare Interpreter - effective Spring 2017

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Healthcare Interpreter Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 16 months.

This program will cost $4,746.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A of debt.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: CA

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov

Contact
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Phone Email Website
(707) 524-1819
ccarr@santarosa.edu
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