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NECC Offers Medical Interpreter Info Session

Submitted by on August 16, 2017 – 8:00 pm

Medical interpreter info session for fluently bi-lingual individuals will be held Sept. 9.

Trained medical interpreters are in demand and Northern Essex Community College is holding an information session for individuals interested in enrolling in its noncredit Medical Interpreter Certificate Program on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. at NECC Riverwalk, Building 9, Entry K, 3rd Floor, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence.

The information session is designed to explore the field of medical interpreting as well as provide details about the Medical Interpreter Certificate Program.

Students will have two different options to take this 10-week, noncredit program: Saturdays beginning Sept. 23 through Dec.9 (no class 11/11 and 11/25), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at NECC Riverwalk or those who prefer an evening session in Haverhill, a second session will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 26 through Dec. 7 (no class 11/21 and 11/23) at the Opportunity Works building, 671 Kenoza St., next to NECC’s Haverhill campus.

Offered in partnership with TransFluenci EDU, this program is perfect for anyone preparing for an entry-level career as a medical interpreter, as well as working interpreters who would like to prepare for the national board exam.

To enroll in this 60-hour program, individuals must be fully bilingual, fluent in English and one other language.

For additional information on the information session or program, visit here or contact Dianne Lahaye at dlahaye@necc.mass.edu or call 978-556-3065.