New Medical Course Offered at BHCC

This fall, Bunker Hill Community College (250 New Rutherford Ave., Charlestown) is offering a comprehensive certificate program in Medical Interpreting for those interested in interpretation for hospitals, clinics, and human services agencies. There is a high nationwide demand for medical interpreters for government agencies, hospitals, and healthcare organizations. In Massachusetts, where interpreters are legally mandated in acute-care hospital and behavioral health hospitals, the need for trained professionals is booming. A 2012 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that employment of interpreters and translators is expected to grow 46 percent by 2022.

This 60-hour class is offered at BHCC’s Charlestown Campus, H Building for ten Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from October 10-December 6. For more information or to register, call (617) 228-2462.

This course is open to candidates who speak a variety of languages. Students must be able to fully comprehend and communicate in both English and at least one other language. Designed to prepare individuals for entry-level careers as medical interpreters, or for working interpreters to prepare for the National Board Certification Exam, this program is developed and offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, a leader in preparing new and experienced interpreters to work in hospitals and other healthcare settings. The course meets the educational training prerequisite requirement of the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification. (For additional information on all prerequisites visit: http://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/prerequisites).The college will issue the Medical Interpreting Certificate of Completion upon satisfactory completion of this course.

TransFluenci provides interpreting and translation services to hospitals, federal and state agencies, schools, legal firms, private corporations, and human services agencies. Since its founding in 2001, the company has earned a reputation for providing the highest levels of reliability, completeness, accuracy, and cultural appropriateness in all of its interpreting and translation services. To learn more about the program and TransFluenci EDU, visit us online at www.transfluenciedu.com.

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