|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|Medical Interpreting I||AHE101-see note*||Fall||3||ESL099 or ENG090 and ESL099 or RDG095 or placement|
|Health Employment Issues||AHE104||Fall||3|
|Medical Terminology||NHP180-see note**||Fall||3|
|Medical Interpreting II||AHE102||Spring||2||AHE101|
|Medical Interpreting Internship||AHE299||Spring||1||AHE102|
|Communication Skills for Health Care||AHE117||Spring||3|
This is a selective program. View Selective Program Application and Instructions
View Gainful Employment Information for Medical Interpreting Certificate Program.
*Note: A grade of B- or better in the Medical Interpreting I course is required for progression in the program.
**Note: NHP180 course description is found under the Allied Health heading.
This program is offered on the Chelsea Campus as a part-time evening program.
Students will be assessed in both English as well as their primary language. English will be assessed with either the Accuplacer Computerized Placement Test (CPT) or the Accuplacer ESL Level of English Proficiency Test (LOEP). The student’s primary language will be assessed by an examination administered by the program. This exam requires the student to write and speak in both English and their primary language. Sections include demographic information, vocabulary, interpretation, and written paragraphs in each language regarding medical interpreting. Applicants to this program are required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. The outcome of the CORI/SORI check may impact the student’s ability to participate in the clinical experience. Students must maintain a grade of B- or better in all required courses.
Students must apply to the program through Admissions and Enrollment Services and:
When they have completed the admission requirements, qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.
This program prepares students, through lectures and hospital-based clinical experience, to be medical interpreters in a variety of health care settings.
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Medical Interpreting Certificate Program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178 B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.
Graduates of this program qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, chronic care facilities, and health maintenance organizations as medical interpreters.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/certificate-programs.