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Spanish/English Medical Interpreter

Spanish/English Medical Interpreter program is a 10 credit short-term certificate, preparing students to work as an interpreter in a health care setting. Designed for the bilingual student, this program provides an understanding of the role of medical interpreter, teaches how to respond to a variety of interpreting situations, and gives students concrete skills to provide effective interpretation and cultural advocacy. Also included is instruction in the special linguistic skill required to build effective patient interpreter- clinician relationships while reinforcing the patient-clinician bond.

The Spanish/English Medical Interpreter program is a short-term certificate program. The certificate will include the following modes of instruction:

  • Interactive Classroom Experiences
  • Faculty Experienced in Spanish Medical Interpretation
  •  Online and Evening Class Options

Program Curriculum

Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Certificate

This certificate is 10 credits in length.

Required Courses

  • AH 119: Medical Terminology 5 Cr
  • AHMI 101: Spanish Medical Interpreter 5 Cr

Total 10 Credits

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Contact Allied Health

Email:  or Phone: 509.574.4913

Learn more about Allied Health Programs

YVC offers a unique approach to obtaining a variety of health professional certificates or degrees.

  • Our shorter-term certificate offerings range from 5 to 69 credits in length.
  • Our Associate of Applied Science Degree, we offer several options which range from 90 to 106 credits in length.

Our Allied Health Technology programs provide career and enrichment coursework and clinical experiences in order to build the knowledge, skills, and competencies for providing care for people of all ages in a variety of medical professions. Each program has different admission criteria, coursework, and degree options, ranging from introductory classes and certificates to associate of applied science degrees focused on a specific area of study. The majority of courses are offered in an online format. Clinical laboratory practice and clinical externship are required in some program courses.


West Campus Allied Health Building

YVC’s recently opened West Campus features expanded classrooms and labs for five of the college’s Allied Health programs: Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Sterile Processing Technician, and Surgical Technology. The new facility is designed to prepare students to excel as healthcare professionals by providing spaces that mimic real-life healthcare settings. Learn more about West Campus and the Allied Health Building.

Contact Allied Health

Email:  or Phone: 509.574.4913