Spanish Medical Interpreter Program
The program application window for the 2021-2022 academic year is now closed. Please check back in April 2022 for information on the 2022-2023 academic year.
Are you bilingual? Do you want to use your bilingual skills and work in the medical
field? The Spanish Medical Interpreter program (SMIP) may be for you!
CBC's SMIP begins in the fall, with courses offered in fall, winter and spring quarters. Throughout your coursework, you’ll prepare for state or national medical interpreter certification and to enter the workforce as a professional, ethical and competent healthcare interpreter, developing skills both in and out of your A and B languages. You’ll be introduced to healthcare interpreting as a profession, including concepts and relevant terminology in biomedicine and will have opportunities to develop foundational skills in healthcare interpreting.
- International and National code of ethics
- Standards of practice
- Language access laws
- Interpreting modalities and
- Basic note-taking skills
- Glossary building and intervention techniques
- Ethical decision-making
- Basic medical prefixes
- Roots and suffixes
- Note-taking and sight translation skills
- Interpreter positioning
The SMIP prepares students for national or state certification and to enter the workforce
as professional, ethical, competent medical interpreters. Students who successfully
complete each quarter with a GPA of 2.5 or higher will receive a Certificate of Attainment.
Note: The CBC certificate is not a substitute for the state or national certification.