SCC is the place for you to improve your spoken language Interpreting skills. SCC offers several courses focusing on skills training for interpreters. The prerequisites for joining the initial interpreter training class are completion of secondary education and placement into SCC ESL Level 9 on the SCC ESL Placement Test. Interpreter training courses include:
The Role of the Interpreter and Translator - (noncredit: 4.0 CEUs)
(Prerequisites: Completion of secondary education (high school) AND placement, within the last six months, into SCC ESL Level 9 on the SCC ESL Placement Test.)This practice-oriented course will immediately immerse the students in focused discussions, lectures and problem-solving activities that highlight the everyday issues faced in interpreting. The goal of the course is to educate the students about ethical behavior: what it means to be a "professional" and how these key proficiencies play an integral role in being a skilled and competent interpreter. It also will lay the foundation for the following interpreter training courses. Required materials are available in the SCC Campus Store.
Introduction to Medical Interpreting - (noncredit: 4.0 CEUs)
(Prerequisite: Successful completion of The Role of the Interpreter and Translator, LLGK-1500)Language interpreters will focus on the knowledge, skills, professional behavior, and commitment to professional development in the field of language interpreting in medical settings. Interpreters will define their medical interpreting skills, increase their knowledge of the health care industry in Lincoln, NE, and learn how to work in various medical settings. This interactive course will include focused discussions, lectures and problem-solving activities that highlight the topic of Language Interpreting in Medical Settings. Required textbook is available in the SCC Campus Store.
Intermediate Medical Interpreting - (noncredit: 2.5 CEUs)
(Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Medical Interpreting, LLGK-1510)This course will provide instruction on basic medical terms, procedures and pharmacies.
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