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Medical Interpreting Certificate Program

Certificate

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2019. Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Admission Requirements Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
Diploma

High School Diploma or GED

Session

Attend a Mandatory Information Session

ENG-095 Writing Skills II
3

Completion of ENG-095 or placement into ENG-111 (College Writing I)

ALTA

Meet level 9 of Language assessment testing

Total Credits:
Semester 1 Fall Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
AHE-101 Medical Interpreting I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

A grade of B- or better required in this course for progression in the program.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement.

AHE-104 Understanding Human Behavior for Health Care Professionals
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

NHP-180 Medical Terminology
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

CIT-101 Computer Essentials
CIT-110 Applications/Concepts
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites for CIT-101: none

Prerequisites for CIT-110: ESL-098 or RDG-095

 

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Spring Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
AHE-102 Medical Interpreting II
2

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course includes 30 hours of active clinical interpreting.

Prerequisites: AHE-101 with a grade of B- or better

AHE-299 Medical Interpreting Internship
1

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Co-req of AHE-102

AHE-117 Communication Skills for Health Care
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Take the certification examination offered by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. 
  • Assist the health care team by serving as a certified medical interpreter between the patient or the patient’s family and the health care provider.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, chronic care facilities, and health maintenance organizations as medical interpreters.