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Healthcare Interpreting: Spanish


This Healthcare Interpreter Certificate prepares students to become effective English-Spanish interpreters in medical settings, following the standards of practice established by the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care, the International Medical Interpreters Association, and the California Standards for Healthcare Interpreters. This Certificate contains all the necessary elements to meet the eligibility requirements to take any of the nationally recognized certification exams (by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters, or by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters). An intermediate level of Spanish proficiency is required.

Topics Covered: 
•Modes of interpretation
•Roles of the interpreter
•Medical Terminology
•Standards of practice

Curriculum and course descriptions

Area of study: Spanish, Healthcare, Interpreting

Ideal for: Medical professionals, Nurses or nursing aides, or anyone caring directly for patients.

Location: Camarillo Campus

Program format: Lecture

Number of courses: 5

Program length: varies

Fee per unit:
Lecture unit: $270*
Lab fees: as assigned

Textbooks and materials are not included.

Certificate programs do not qualify for financial aid unless they are taken as part of a degree program.

Full payment is required at the time of registration.

*Fees are subject to change at any time.

Financial Assistance: Certificate Programs do not qualify for Financial Aid. Matriculated students may use Financial aid.

Core Courses: 15 units
Total: 15 units

While current CI students may apply for and earn a certificate in addition to a degree, admission to the University is not a requirement. To apply, download and complete the enrollment form and submit transcripts to Extended University

Enrollment Form

Students not admitted to CI may enroll through Open University on a space available basis.

Please submit the enrollment form and transcripts to: CSU Channel Islands Extended University Sage Hall 2109 One University Drive Camarillo, CA 93012

Admission Information:

Andrew Conley  Andrew Conley
 Graduate Programs Recruiter
 (805) 497-3921 




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