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STCC to offer certificate program in medical and community interpreting

SPRINGFIELD The need for medical and community interpreters is rapidly increasing, and so is the demand for trained professionals in the field. The Center for Business and Technology at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will offer a nine-week certificate program designed to prepare individuals for an entry-level career as a medical and community interpreter. This program, developed and offered in collaboration with TransFluenci, a regional leader in translation and interpretation services, will prepare new and experienced interpreters to work in hospitals, health clinics, law offices, governmental agencies, and more, following the standards and ethics of the profession. This program begins soon and is open to all languages, but students must be able to fully comprehend and communicate in both English and at least one other language. Because a selective interview is required before acceptance, students must register well in advance. The college will issue the Medical and Community Interpreting Certificate upon satisfactory completion of this program and participants receiving the certificate will be given the opportunity to interview with TransFluenci for potential employment as interpreters. Space is limited and applications are now being accepted. Interested individuals should go to CBT's Web site at http://cbt.stcc.edu or call 755-4225 or 755-4502 for complete details and registration information.

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