Medical Interpreter Program

BHCC is offering a free Medical Interpreting program for people who are fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, or Mandarin Chinese

10 Week Medical Interpreters Program

In collaboration with Brigham and Women's Hospital, the program is:

  • 60 hours of remote instructions and up to 20 hours prep for national exam - NBCMI (National Board of Certified Medical Interpreters)
  • 40 hours Internship at BWH, dates to be determined; this is required to work in a hospital

Program will focus on the following languages

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Arabic
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Haitian/Creole

Prospective students will need to show proficiency in one of these languages before they are elegible for enrollment.

Admissions requirements

  • Pass the language fluency test and an oral assessment
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Proof of vaccinations for COVID-19 and Hepatitis B will be required before internship
  • Program requirements: Students must be able to commit to 80% attendance and all R3 program requirements to successfully complete


There are 18 seats available. The program is an R3 free program. Students with the greatest financial need considered first.

Medical Interpreters Program (Remote)- R3NON-113E

SectionDatesDays and TimesLocationInstructorFeeRegister
NON-113E-02Sep 17 - Dec 10
Tuesday, Friday at 6:30-9:30 p.m.