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Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the start of the Fall and Spring semesters Please apply as soon as you can as space is limited.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have at minimum a high school diploma or GED. Interview with instructor prior to acceptance will determine fluency requirement in English and in Portuguese. Historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
- Participants will receive a Rhode Island College Certificate of Continuing Study in Portuguese/English Medical Interpreter Training. The course listing with a grade of Satisfactory/S on the student transcript serves as a permanent record of the credential.
- Participants will also sit for national certification from the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and will complete the ALTA Medical Interpretation Assessment in Portuguese/English.
Participants will receive 4.5 RIC CEUs at the end of the course “Medical Vocabulary and Cultural Responsiveness in Portuguese” and 7.5 RIC CEUs at the end of the Portuguese/English Medical Interpreter Training course.
The tuition is PART 1: $500 and PART 2: $500 and includes all books needed for the program and all fees to sit for the national certification examination and the ALTA language assessment.
We integrate Google Classroom and Zoom in our in-person classes.