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.



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


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


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

  2. Completed English Proficiency Exam from Salt Lake Community College


Basic computer skills


To begin the registration process, contact the Program Coordinator Mariah Krizman: 801-957-5256


Salt Lake Community College South City Campus

Class Information
Dates: Oct. 2 - Nov. 23
  • Wednesdays: Oct 2,9,16,23,30, Nov 6, 13, 20 | 6 - 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 16, 23 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - No class on Nov 9th Milad Al Nabi

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.



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