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Oregon AHEC Bilingual Spanish Health Care Interpreter Training -
Next Course Begins Fall 2019

Attend a FREE Information Meeting - February 20, 2019 (5:30-6:30pm)
The Spanish Health Care Interpreter training prepares bilingual individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in medical settings and meets the Oregon Health Care interpreter law standards for entry-level training and education. Attend this free meeting to learn about this course beginning Fall 2019.

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About Our Course: The Spanish Health Care Interpreter 156 hour training (6 months) prepares bilingual individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in medical settings and meets the Oregon Health Care interpreter law standards for training and education qualification: http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/oei/pages/index.aspx. The course is offered in partnership between the Oregon Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and Central Oregon Community College and is delivered in a blended format including online instruction, classroom instruction and clinical practicum.


Course Costs: The course fee is $1750 (includes books/materials) and is paid in two payments ($1000 prior to course start date and $750 prior to clinical practicum). This is a noncredit course and is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. Additional costs include a background check and TB test to meet clinical site requirements (these costs are not included in course fee).

Application Process: Potential students must complete an application to be considered for acceptance. The application for the 2019 course will be posted on this site in February, 2019. Please review the 2018 Spanish Health Care Interpreter Application & Information Packet (pdf) which includes information about our 2018 course and is helpful to learn about application requirements, course structure, and a sample schedule.

Criteria for Health Care Interpreter Course Applicants: 

  • Be fluent in English and Spanish; ability to change languages back and forth easily, and maintain a fast and smooth pace (see Language Proficiency Requirement below)
  • Have written literacy in both Spanish and English
  • Have some experience in interpreting (informal, volunteer, family-based is acceptable)
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Minimum education of a High School Diploma or GED
  • Have knowledge of or work experience in/with Spanish speaking populations
  • Have a computer with a reliable high speed internet connection (not dial up)
  • Have a web camera to participate in weekly online sessions from home
  • Must not be on the Medicaid Exclusion list: http://exclusions.oig.hhs.gov

Language Proficiency Requirement: This course is delivered bilingually in Spanish and English, so applicants are required to include documentation of language proficiency in both languages with their application. See OHA Language Proficiency Requirements (pdf) for acceptable documentation for each language.

Documents from 2018 Course for Review: Please review this document for information on course content, application process and sample course schedule.

2018 Spanish Health Care Interpreter Application & Information Packet - 12 pages (pdf)

The 2019 Application & Information Packet will be available in February, 2019.

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What Makes Our Training Unique? 

  • 6 Month Training (156 hours)
  • Bilingual delivery in Spanish & English
  • Includes medical terminology and anatomy in both languages
  • Online & self-study plus monthly Saturday sessions in Bend - great for working students
  • Clinical practicum to apply learning in a health care setting

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NOTE: The Oregon AHEC Spanish Health Care Interpreter Training at Central Oregon Community College meets the Oregon Health Authority Training Standards.

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