Interpreter Training Programs
Whether you are interested on becoming an interpreter or are looking to improve your skills through additional training, there are multiple opportunities and choices on-site or online.
We have compiled a list of training programs as a service to members and visitors to our website. This is just a sample list, there are more programs. CHIA does not promote or endorse any of the programs listed below.
California State University, Fullerton, Extended Education
To receive a Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting (Spanish/English), students must complete the Program Orientation, pass the Bilingual Proficiency Test and complete five required courses totaling a minimum of 114 hours of lecture and discussion. At least 11.4 Continuing Education Units will be awarded to the certificate graduate.
For more information, please contact Veronica Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 657-278-3123
California State University, Long Beach
The B.A. in Translation and Interpretation Studies targets Spanish-speaking undergraduates at CSU Long Beach who are interested in pursuing a career in translation and interpreting in multiple venues, including health care, legal, conference, social service, business, state agencies, film industry. The program requires 450 contact hours. Successful completion of SPAN 312/313 with a "B” or better, or the instructor’s permission, is required for entry into the program. No practicum is required for completion, however two one-half day visits to the courts and to hospitals are mandatory.
City College of San Francisco Healthcare Interpreter Certificate Program
300+-hour (16 academic units) program educates bilingual individuals of both experienced interpreters and bilingual individuals interested in interpreting in healthcare settings. The classes are taught in English with language-specific labs conducted by language coaches in 11 different languages. A mandatory introductory course, HLTH 84 is open to everyone, and is offered several times each semester and each course requires successful completion of the previous course. A 45 hour practicum is required for completion. www.ccsf.edu/hci
Fresno State-Division of Continuing and Global Education
This 80-hour online curriculum is designed to train interested bilingual candidates to serve as Professional Medical Interpreters.
Los Rios Community College District (American River College)
Health Care Interpreter
Middlebury Instistute of International Studies at Monterey (was: Monterey Institute of International Studies)
For information about Translation and Interpretation courses at MIIS, go to: http://go.miis.edu/tisp
MIIS now has a Spanish Community Interpreting Graduate Certificate.
Moreno Valley College
Community Interpretation Program
National Hispanic University
This 480-hour program targets Spanish-speakers who are interested in interpreting in multiple settings, including court, health care, education, or business. The class is taught bilingually in English and Spanish. Formal Spanish language screening is required for entry into the program. A 40-hour practicum is required for completion.