Spanish Health Care Interpreter Training
AHEC Bilingual Spanish Health Care Interpreter Training
Next Course Starts Early 2018 –
Document links below are from our February 2017 course and are for
informational purposes only.
Free Information Meeting will be scheduled soon. Please add your name to our interest list using the link at the bottom of the page.
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.
The course fee is $1675 (includes books/materials) and is paid in two payments
($975 prior to course start date and $700 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).
The 2017 Spanish Health Care Interpreter Application & Information
Packet (pdf) includes course content
and delivery methods, application form, language proficiency requirement,
reference form, important dates, and clinical requirements. Please note
that this information will be updated for the 2018 course, this link is meant
for information only. The new application will be available at the July 11
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)
- Have an interest in becoming a health care interpreter
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Minimum education of a High School Diploma
- Have knowledge of or work experience in/with Spanish
- 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 page 2 and 3 of the
application/info document for more information on language proficiency
Applicants who graduated from an English-speaking high school are required to provide
language proficiency documentation in Spanish. Applicants who graduated from a
Spanish-speaking high school are required to provide language proficiency
documentation in English. Options to meet the language proficiency requirement
are listed on page 11 of the application document or on the Language
Proficiency Checklist link below. Please include a copy of your high school
diploma with your application.
February 2017 Course Documents (these will be updated for the 2018 course):
2017 Spanish Health Care Interpreter Application & Information
4-page Application Form Only (pdf)
2-page Reference Form Only (pdf)
2017 Important Dates (pdf)
OHA Language Proficiency Requirements (pdf)
Language Proficiency Checklist (pdf)
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
Learn About Our Instructors
our Spanish Health Care Interpreter Interest List using the link below.
Information will be sent to you via email as it becomes available. For
questions, please call 541.383.7270.
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