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STCC to Offer Training in Medical Interpreting

SPRINGFIELD —  Are you bilingual and looking for a career opportunity? Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will offer training this fall to become a medical interpreter. The class, which runs Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, takes place on Saturdays between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The Medical Interpreting Certificate Program, consisting of 60 hours of coursework, provides working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology.

The course is open to all languages. Students must be bilingual and fluent in English and one other language. The program is designed for those preparing for entry-level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion from the college.

Visit stcc.edu/wdc to apply and learn more, or call the Workforce Development Center at (413) 755-4225.

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