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NECC Medical Interpreter Course Fills Need

Submitted by on December 16, 2014 – 5:16 pm

medical interpreting newsroomAre you bilingual? Help fill a critical need for trained medical interpreters by enrolling in a 54-hour Medical Interpreting noncredit course offered through Northern Essex Community College at the Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence. The nine-week course is offered Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning January 31.

An information session will be held at the Riverwalk at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 17.

This course provides working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical vocabulary.

Students must comprehend and communicate in English and one other language to be eligible to enroll.

Register early, as a brief language phone assessment is required.

This course meets the requirements of the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification.

The fee of $1,065 includes materials and three coaching sessions Individuals enrolled in this course should plan on bringing a bag lunch.

Please see the NECC noncredit website at or contact Dianne Lahaye at for more information.