Medical Interpreter Certificate Program (MIN)

Medical Interpreters enable accurate cross-cultural communication of information from one language to another in healthcare contexts. Fluency in English and one or more target languages such as Portuguese and Spanish is required as well as sensitivity to the cultures associated with the target language.


See also: 2019–2020 College Catalog

Courses Credits
BIT103   3
BIO105   4
MIN101   3
MIN102   3
Medical Interpreter Practicum

This course, designed for individuals who are bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Portuguese, will focus on skills acquired during coursework in Medical Interpreter I and Medical Interpreter II. The course adheres to the Standards of Practice for medical interpreters as established by the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare. Students will complete 150 hours of supervised medical interpreter activity in a community healthcare organization*. Students may repeat this course to be qualified in another language if desired.

Prerequisite: MIN102; Co-requisite: BIO105

Offered: Varies

Note: MIN200 participants in a clinical site practicum must meet all immunization requirements and pass CORI/SORI checks. Please refer to the policy statements of Immunization Requirements and Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information. CORI/SORI checks may be required throughout the program.

Total Credits 16

Program Requirements

Requirements for those accepted to the program include:

For additional information of program requirements, see: Admissions: Medical Interpreter Program

Note: To remain in these programs a student must maintain a 75% average in the required courses, a satisfactory clinical evaluation, and adhere to the attendance policy.


Office of Admissions
Location Nickerson Administration Building, ground floor
Hours Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm
Wednesday, 8:30am–7:00pm
Phone 774.330.4311
Fax 508.375.4089