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MCA’S MEDICAL INTERPRETERS COURSE WAS ACCREDITED BY THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL INTERPRETERS ASSOCIATION (IMIA) ON JANUARY 9, 2014 – THE FIRST IN THE NATION TO BE ACCREDITED. MCA’S COURSE IS THE ONLY ACCREDITED COURSE IN INDIANA

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 MCA requires that each student present proof of graduation from high school or a certificate of high school equivalency.

 

ORAL PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH

The required oral proficiency shall be established by one of the following:

·        Over 5 years professional experience interpreting

·        Bachelor, Masters, PHD or any other degree from any accredited institution of higher education where English is the medium of instruction

·        Graduation from high school where English is the medium of instruction (must show proof graduation)

·        Language exam: any of the following (by a third party):

·        CPE (certificate of proficiency in English, level 5) B

·        English Proficiency Exam ACTFL, advanced midlevel.

ORAL PROFICIENCY IN SPANISH

The required oral proficiency shall be established by one of the following:

·        Over 5 years of professional experience interpreting

·        Bachelor, Masters, PHD degree from an institution of higher education where Spanish is spoken

·        Graduation from any high school where Spanish is the medium of instruction

·        Studied abroad in a Spanish speaking country for a minimum of three months.

·        Spanish Proficiency Exam ACTFL, advanced midlevel.

     

MCA will maintain records in each student’s file to show compliance with admission requirements. And only those whose educational back ground abilities qualify them to pursue the course for which enrollment is sought may enroll. The student must be least 21 years of age for enrollment.

CURRICULUM

This course consists of 80 hours of professional development class time. The program prepares bilingual individuals to work as medical interpreters.  It is used to train novice and experienced medical interpreters in Spanish and English. Upon graduation, the student will receive a certificate showing a completion of 80 hours of course time.

The course covers:

  • Core knowledge and skills needed to handle advanced medical interpretation situations

  • Basic and advanced interpreting skills

  • Information on healthcare: introduction to healthcare system

  • Advanced anatomy, physiology and medical terminology

  • National code of ethics, standards of practice, roles of the interpreter, types of interpreting

  • Memory skills and note taking skills

  • Culture in interpreting. Self-awareness, basic characteristics of specific cultures, cultural brokering

  • Communication skills. Listening, communication styles, effective communication, professional conduct, self-care, resources for professional growth.

MCA registration and pre-enrollment information requirements:

  • Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis

  • Fill out application form

  • Pass the English/Spanish proficiency assessment

When we receive your completed application form, we will send you instructions via e-mail on how to proceed with the Language Proficiency Assessment.  This assessment is administered by an evaluator authorized by MCA using the ACTFL ( American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).  You will call the evaluator at a scheduled date and time at a specified phone number.

You will receive an acceptance e-mail message to enroll in the course as soon as we get your assessment results.  You will also receive and email message if you did not pass the language proficiency assessment.

Tuition:   $900 - Tuition includes textbook and all training materials.  To reserve a spot, call 219-229-5351.

NOTE: A $100 non-refundable fee must be paid in advance to cover the language fluency exam and to reserve your spot. The remaining $800 is due the first day of class.

Training dates:   May 28, 2016

Training location:  1701 Monroe St. La Porte, IN

Trainer: Maria Schwieter

Contact: MariaSchwieter@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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