Interpretation I: Introduction for Medical and Social Services

Please note prices are subject to change.

Number: 202XAHS52201

Dates:January 31 - February 8, 2020 Other Dates

Meets: Fri 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Sat 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Northwest - Bldg 402 121

Cost: $409.00


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.

MUST BE BILINGUAL IN SPANISH & ENGLISH, WRITTEN AND SPOKEN. However, Level I and IV are non-language specific.

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 hours are 6-9PM on Friday and Saturday 9AM-5PM. ! Levels in the Medical Interpretation program may be taken in any order. Levels I and IV are non-language specific (must be bilingual in English AND any other language, written and spoken). Levels II and III are language specific (must be bilingual in Spanish AND English, written and spoken). All four levels must be completed successfully to be eligible to take national certification exams (CCHI & NBCMI).
Fee: $409.00

Northwest - Bldg 402 121

Northwest Campus, Building 402, Room 121 Greenville Technical College 8109 White Horse Road Greenville, SC 29617 864-246-7282 or 864-250-8800
Date Day Time Location
01/31/2020Friday6 PM to 9 PM Northwest - Bldg 402 121
02/01/2020Saturday9 AM to 5 PM Northwest - Bldg 402 121
02/07/2020Friday6 PM to 9 PM Northwest - Bldg 402 121
02/08/2020Saturday9 AM to 5 PM Northwest - Bldg 402 121