Medical Interpreter

This 60-hour program provides working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary. Open to all languages, students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language. Offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, this course is designed for those preparing for entry level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the certification exam. Because a language assessment is required, students must register at least two weeks in advance.

Fee includes binder and all course materials.

CRN: 27559 / Course: CSHH054-B1
Date(s): 2/10/2020 - 4/29/2020
Day(s): Monday & Wednesday
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Campus: Brockton
Room: B223
Cost:$1,079
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CRN: 27558 / Course: CSHH054-B6
Date(s): 2/15/2020 - 4/25/2020
Day(s): Saturday
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Campus: Brockton
Room: B547
Cost:$1,079
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Certificate of completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion from the college.

This program is supported by the United Way of Greater Plymouth County

Withdrawal and Refund Information

You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0-50% depending on the length of the course.

Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration. Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made. A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.

Parking Decals

There are designated parking lots available for students; however, a parking decal is required. If you do not have a decal, visit the Massasoit campus police with your driver’s license, car registration and proof of course registration to complete a form and obtain your decal.


For additional information about this program, please contact Kelley Tilden or call 508-588-9100 x1310.

Standout Student

Riana Andrade

Medical Interpreter - Ibtissam Janoudi

Riana Andrade was working as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in a hospital when the unexpected happened.  A doctor on staff quickly approached her, asking for her help.  A patient was in great pain but could not communicate what was wrong because she did not speak English.  To that point, the patient and hospital staff had waited two hours for an interpreter to arrive.  Riana promptly helped translate for the patient who then received the treatment needed.  This situation resonated with Riana.  She realized she possessed the ability to help hospital patients in a whole new way.

Three years prior, a co-worker told Riana about the Medical Interpreter Certificate program at Massasoit Community College.  Medical interpreting was something she had given thought to, but until her experience helping translate for the patient in the hospital, it had always been something to consider in the future.  Riana enrolled in the Medical Interpreter Certificate program in fall 2018 and excelled as a student.  She gives much of the credit for her success to instructor, Max Grecchi, who always made sure she had the tools and knowledge to succeed.

Before Riana had received her certificate for completing the Medical Interpreter Certificate program, she had a job offer on the table.  While she continues to work full-time as a CNA, Riana also works as a per diem medical interpreter for Baystate Interpreters.  Her long-term goal is to become a midwife.  Having recently moved out of state, Riana enrolled in the nursing program at Community College of Rhode Island.  She begins classes in fall 2019.  Regardless of where her career takes her, Riana is certain of one thing; she will always work as a medical interpreter - that work is too important for her to pass up.