As more people gain access to health care under the Affordable Care Act, more health care institutions in the Rochester area see a great need for qualified professionals who can serve as interpreters for medical providers and for patients who don’t speak English. Providers recognize that having a certified interpreter available can reduce patient readmissions, cut health care costs, and prevent unnecessary medical tests and procedures.
To address this growing demand for language and cultural services in various health care settings, Monroe Community College has teamed up with ECdata National Training Institute to offer a new Medical Interpreter course that prepares participants for certification exams that lead to industry-recognized credentials. The 48-hour course covers basic interpreting skills, medical terminology, Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, and cross-cultural communication. Graduates can begin their careers as medical interpreters and advance in the field as language service coordinators, cross-cultural counselors, and interpreting and translation managers.
Classes begin Feb. 4 through March 20 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1057 E. Henrietta Road, Suite 100 (across the street from MCC’s Brighton Campus).
For more information about the program and/or to enroll, call MCC Corporate College at (585) 292-3771.
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