Spanish/English Medical Interpreter

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A Spanish/English Medical Interpreter provides interpreting services to patients and clients. The Interpreter meets lots of different people and can work in many medical settings, essentially all medical settings. The goal of the Medical Interpreter is to ensure the message from sender to received is clearly communicated and both the patient and provider understands each other. This rewarding career provides many opportunities for employment and or self-employment.

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

About the Certificate

  • 10 Credit Certificate
  • Prepare for Washington State Certification as a Spanish/English Medical Interpreter
  • Online instruction including Zoom sessions
  • Opportunity Grant Money Available
  • Median Wage $25.79/Hour
  • 4% (average) Growth in Jobs Projected 2022-2032

Certificate Courses

Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Certificate

Fall or Spring Quarter

Required Courses

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

Total 10 Credits

Certificate Overview

The Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Certificate takes one quarter to complete. It is fully online. AHMI 101 includes Zoom scheduled Zoom sessions.

Please note the following costs are estimated figures updated on an annual basis.

Expense Cost
Tuition Quarter 1* $1370

*Tuition subject to change and based on the Washington State Resident rate.

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