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Interpretation I: Introduction for Medical and Social Services

Dates: August 18 - September 8, 2023

Meets: F, M and W from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Online (Second Day Class On-Campus)

Location: Northwest - Bldg 402 109

Registration Fee: $459.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Interpreters and translators enable the cross-cultural communication necessary in today's society by converting one language into another. However, these language specialists do more than simply translate words; they relay concepts and ideas between languages. They must thoroughly understand the subject matter in which they work in order to accurately convert information from one language, known as the source language, into another, the target language.

Effective interpretation in health, mental health and human services extends beyond just bilingualism. In order to ensure accurate and complete communication between patients and providers, the interpreter must recognize and apply the role, ethics and skills of interpretation. This program will enable you to provide linguistically and culturally appropriate interpretation services.

Level I Learning Outcomes:

The Role of the Interpreter

Interpreter's Code of Ethics

Professional Development for Interpreters

The Skill of Interpreting

Cultural Competency

Legal Issues involved with Interpreting

Role-playing and guided practice sessions are provided.


Levels I, III, and IV are non-language specific (must be blilingual in English and any other language).

Level II is language specific (must be bilingual in English and Spanish).

NOTE: Level I, II, and III courses may be taken in any order. Level IV is required before sitting for the national certification exam. This course meets the training requirements for both The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters and The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters.


Class meets in-person on Monday, August 21, 2023. All other class meetings are on-line. Course meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Course materials included in cost of class. Levels 1, 3, and 4 are non-language specific. Level 2 is language specific (must be bilingual in English and Spanish-written and spoken).
Fee: $459.00

Northwest - Bldg 402 109

Northwest Campus, Building 402, Room 109
Greenville Technical College
8109 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC 29617

Northwest Campus Map and Driving Directions

Orlando Gonzalez

Date Day Time Location
08/18/2023Friday6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 000-No Location Needed
08/21/2023Monday6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Northwest - Bldg 402 109
08/23/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 000-No Location Needed
08/25/2023Friday6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 000-No Location Needed
08/28/2023Monday6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 000-No Location Needed
08/30/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 000-No Location Needed
09/01/2023Friday6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 000-No Location Needed
09/04/2023Monday6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 000-No Location Needed
09/06/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 000-No Location Needed
09/08/2023Friday6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 000-No Location Needed


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