Health 84 | 0.5 Unit (REQUIRED INTRODUCTORY COURSE)
Intro to Interpreting in Health Care is designed for individuals who are interested in facilitating linguistic and cultural communication between patients, families, healthcare providers and health systems or are simply interested in learning about the field of interpreting. Students are introduced to the California Healthcare Interpreting standards and protocols. The roles and the scopes of practice of healthcare interpreters are explored. The HCI program requirements will be explained in detail. Linguistic proficiency assessments are offered to those interested in enrolling in the HCI program after course completion. All HCI courses are CSU transferable.
Health 80C | 6.0 Units
Interpreting in Healthcare Settings I is an introduction to medical interpreting. This course is designed to develop the basic awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary for language interpretation in healthcare settings. At the completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the roles and responsibilities of a healthcare interpreter; explain the code of ethics involved in medical interpreting; discuss the similarities and differences between the U.S. biomedical culture and other medical cultures; acquire a basic knowledge of common medical conditions, treatments, and procedures; gain insight in language and cultural nuances in specific communities; have opportunities to explore and develop other knowledge and skills necessary in the art of interpretation.
Health 80L | 0.5 Unit
This language lab is a practice component of the Healthcare Interpreting Certificate of Achievement program and is taken with HLTH 80C. Students work with Language Coaches to practice interpreting skills and apply interpreting standards and protocols learned in course lectures. A focus on active listening, linguistic equivalency, vocabulary development, and managing the flow of the interpreting encounter in healthcare and other settings will be emphasized.
Health 81C | 6.0 Units
Interpreting in Healthcare Settings II is advanced training for bilingual individuals as integral members of healthcare teams, bridging linguistic and cultural gaps between clients and providers. A focus on specialty areas such as genetics, mental health, physical medicine, palliative care, and issues related to diverse populations. Continued development in managing the interpreting session using onsite and remote modalities. Advanced skills development in ethical decision-making, note-taking, advocacy, and active listening. Continued development in cultural competency and intercultural communication skills.
Health 81L | 0.5 Unit
This language lab is a practice component of the Healthcare Interpreting Certificate of Achievement program and is taken with HLTH 81C. Students work with Language Coaches to practice interpreting skills and apply interpreting standards and protocols learned in course lectures. A focus on active listening, linguistic equivalency, vocabulary development, and managing the flow of the interpreting encounter in healthcare and other settings will be emphasized.
Health 82 | 3.0 Unit
Professional Skills for Healthcare Interpreters addresses professional skills required in the workplace and is an integral part of the Healthcare Interpreting Certificate program. This course supports students in enhancing key professional skills essential for success in internship placements and on the job. Students focus on seamless integration of interpreting skills, knowledge of special populations, systems, legal, regulatory, and accreditation standards, and the role of advocacy.
Health 300 | 1.0 Unit (up to 4.0 Units possible)
Work Experience in Health & Social Services responds to the need for an internship placement for all students enrolled in certificate programs in the Health Education Department. Students will practice and apply key knowledge and skills in professional settings. Students will complete an internship with local employers to gain meaningful work experience and earn credit towards a certificate in the Health Education field. One unit of credit is earned for every 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.