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Collin College’s enhanced certificate in Interpreting in Medical Settings 2017


Collin College’s enhanced certificate in Interpreting in Medical Settings is available starting this spring.

Spring 2017 (1/17/17-5/14/17)

HITT1305.WW9 Medical Terminology I 31770 3 credit hours ONLINE

Prerequisite to SLNG2371 & SLNG2189

Summer 2017 – Additional information available in March 2017

SLNG2371 – Interpreting in the Medical Setting 3 credit hours – Schedule TBA
SLNG2189 – ESC Internship – Sign Language Interpreting and Translation – 1 credit hour ONLINE

Michael McMillion will instruct both SLNG2371 and SLNG2189.

An applicant for a medical interpreter certificate must do as follows:

1. Provide proof of holding one of the following prerequisite certificates:
A valid BEI Level III, IV, V, Advanced, or Master certificate
A valid Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Comprehensive Skills Certificate (CSC), Certificate of Interpretation (CI) and Certificate of Transliteration (CT)
A valid National Association of the Deaf-Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NAD-RID) National Interpreter Certification (NIC) Advanced, or NIC Master

2. Meet the following qualifications and requirements:
Be at least 18 years old
Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent
Not have a criminal conviction that could qualify as grounds for denial, probation, suspension, or revocation of a BEI certificate, or other disciplinary action against any holder of a BEI certificate
Provide written proof to DARS DHHS that the applicant has completed DARS DHHS-approved courses of instruction in medical interpretation, with at least 80 credit hours
Submit the appropriate application
Pay any required fees
Pass the Medical Interpreter Performance Test

Contact Don Weasenforth, Dean of Academic Affairs, at [email protected] for additional information.

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