The course entails 56 hours of highly interactive practice sessions and role-plays both online and in-class. Each course accommodates up to 15 participants and on average requires 8 hours of homework, 40 hours in classroom or hybrid settings and up to 8 hours of practicum.
- Interpreting techniques, Modes of Interpreting, Guiding the Encounter, and memory skills.
- Healthcare from a cultural perspective.
- Structure and principles of U.S. healthcare.
- Biomedical practitioners, methods of diagnosis and medical terminology.
- The human body.
- Medical Interpreter Code of Ethics.
- Today’s educational system.
- Communicating with respect to all cultures.
- Real time, real world interpreter training with qualified interpreters.
- 18 years of age
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Pass the Language Proficiency Assessment (LPA) with 80% or more (a LPA is composed of 3 segments: General English language (online timed assessment), Medical Terminology language (online times assessment), and a 25-minute oral assessment (via conference call). Candidate must receive a score of 80% on Sections I and II, before taking the oral assessment). A fee of $75 will be assessed to students who fail the LPA. Fee is included in course cost for students who pass the LPA.
Course Code: FLAN G5017
Date: Coming Fall 2019
Day/Time:Tues. & Thur., 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Connecticut Department of Labor reports the entry-level wage for this occupation is approximately $14.01 and the average annual wage is $46,539. No information is currently available on the projected occupation outlook.