Medical Interpreter Basic

Your Career Starts Here

Medical interpreters serve a critical role in the community by interpreting communication between the staff and non-English speaking population, and helping to ensure a quality medical experience for patients and loved ones.

 

Skills Developed

  • Facilitate accurate and transparent communication in interpreting sessions using basic medical terminology for the human body, medical symptoms and basic medical instructions.

  • Apply the Medical Interpreter Code of Ethics, HIPAA privacy rules, Utah Mandatory Reporting rules and professional standards for medical interpreters.

  • Demonstrate effective intervention skills with medical professionals.

  • Demonstrate cultural competency in medical interpreting communications.

  • Complete medical interpreter sessions from start to finish following industry guidelines.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This course will be taught for learners with Arabic/English bilingual proficiency.

COST

$475 includes student manual and required class materials (Tuition assistance may be available)

PREREQUISITES

  1. Official High School Diploma or higher (or equivalent) from country of origin

  2. Completed English Proficiency Exam from Salt Lake Community College

RECOMMENDED

Basic computer skills

REGISTRATION

To begin the registration process, contact the Program Manager, Kay Carter: 801-957-5373

LOCATION

Salt Lake Community College Taylorsville Redwood Campus | 4600 Redwood Rd

Class Information

Saturday, Jan. 25 .................................. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29 .............................. 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 1 .................................... 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 5 .............................. 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 8 .................................. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12 .............................. 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15 .................................. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 .............................. 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22 .................................. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 .............................. 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 29 .................................. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 4 ................................ 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 7 .................................... 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 11 .............................. 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 14 .................................. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Faculty

Mustafa Orfali is an American citizen born in Damascus, Syria. He graduated with B.Sc. in Engineering from Damascus University, worked in Europe for 16 years in business development and marketing and has been a lecturer in two private Universities in Damascus for 9 years. Mustafa is fluent in English, Greek, Arabic and understand various dialects. He currently works at St. Marks’ Family Medicine as the Refugee Coordination Director.

 


For students who plan to practice as a medical interpreter in another state, here is one suggested website for researching state licensure requirements: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

Contact 

SLCC Workforce Training & Continuing Education
kay.carter@slcc.edu
801-957-5373