Healthcare & Community Interpreter Training Class
2020 Winter/Spring

Class runs weekly for 16 weeks
Choice of ONE of the classes below:

THURSDAY CLASS, from 6:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Start date: 01/16/2020
End date: 04/30/20

Location: Berry Hill (South Nashville)


SATURDAY CLASS, from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Start date: 01/18/2020
End date: 05/09/2020
***NO CLASS on 01/25/2020***

Location: Berry Hill (South Nashville)

COST - there are two parts to the class cost:

Part 1 - Screening language proficiency assessment: $50.00 (non-refundable)
All class candidates must apply and take a screening language proficiency assessment. Candidates who pass with a score of 80% or higher are eligible to register for the class, and must pay the fee detailed below to secure a spot in the class.

Part 2 - Class Fee, includes all class materials and full training manual:

Option 1:   15% Off > $637.50

                    (full payment at registration)


Option 2:    20% Off > $600.00
(full payment at registration for staff or member of partner organization;
                       proof of active employment or membership required)


Option 3:    Regular > $750.00, payable in 4 installments:
                      1) $300.00 at registration
                      2) $150.00 by end of class on week 2
                      3) $150.00 by end of class on week 4
                      4) $150.00 by end of class on week 6


There are 2 scholarships available for $150.00 each for qualifying candidates.


Class Overview

  • This 56-hour training is designed to prepare bilingual individuals as qualified medical/healthcare interpreters as required by federal healthcare regulations. It also fulfills the 40-hour class/training component for those interested in pursuing national medical/healthcare interpreter certification. This class covers all topics under the knowledge areas tested in both current national medical/healthcare certification written exams, and provides hands-on training sessions to practice interpretation modes and skills for the oral portion of those national exams.

  • Additionally, this class covers topics and skills related to interpreting in educational and community settings (schools, community centers, hotels, social services encounters, etc.) to prepare the student for those types of sessions.

  • This is a language neutral class: it is taught in English with significant language-specific practice throughout.

  • Bonus: full class payment includes two free small group professional coaching sessions after the end of the class, to guide students in their career path.


Who Should Enroll

  • Bilingual individuals seeking employment/contract work in healthcare, education, hospitality, and social services settings, among others

  • Any healthcare professional, school, hotel or social services administrative staff frequently called upon to interpret, but without professional training

  • And: anyone who, whether they have experience or not, wishes to pursue a career in healthcare and/or community interpreting


All applicants to this class must fulfill all of the requisites below:

  • Be at least 18 years of age. Acceptable proofs of age are a driver’s license, a birth certificate, or a passport.

  • Submit a high school or GED diploma.

  • Pass the screening language proficiency assessments in English and their other language(s) of service each with a score of at least 80%. Assessments include reading comprehension, speaking and writing.

Important Additional Information
This is an active-participant attendance-based class. Students are expected to do their advanced readings prior to coming to each class session (weekly readings average between 5 and 10 pages), actively participate in class, and meet the attendance requirements of 85% (attend at least 14 of 16 class sessions).  Students missing a class session will be required to get caught up with materials and homework missed, in addition to completing a make-up assignment for each class session missed. 100% class attendance is highly encouraged.


Class Application
Step 1: please complete the form below, submit a copy of your high school/GED diploma, and submit fee payment of $50.00 for screening language proficiency assessment. You will be contacted within 24 hours of your $50.00 payment submission to schedule your assessment.

Upload Diploma/GED
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Step 2 (for applicants who pass the screening language proficiency assessment with a score of at least 80%): please complete the form below fully. You will be contacted within 24 hours of form submission.

Educational Background

Please mark the highest level completed:
Have you ever taken healthcare interpreter training?
Do you plan on pursuing medical/healthcare interpreter certification after finalizing this class?
If you marked yes, which national certification are you considering?


Interpreting: have you ever worked or do you currently work as an interpreter in any field: healthcare, legal, education, business, conference, etc.?
Translating: have you ever worked or do you currently work as a translator (written) in any field: healthcare, legal, education, business, conference, etc.?

Class policies
This class is designed for the adult student. As mentioned above, students are expected to do their advanced readings prior to coming to each class session  (weekly readings average between 5 and 10 pages), and to actively participate and engage in class activities to maximize their learning experience.

Sanchez-Vega Communications, the class organizer, has
zero tolerance for disrespectful behavior whether in class or as a result of online/phone/video interactions with class participants and/or instructors. Examples of disrespectful behavior include bullying, plagiarism, texting, working in class on material not relevant to the class, class unrelated web browsing, engaging in hostile and/or denigrating speech towards a peer and/or an instructor, failure to turn in assignments on time, monopolizing class discussions, and failure to attend class without completing the reading assignments, among others.

Academic integrity is expected at all times. Even though an individual pays for this class, he/she still has to earn the class Affidavit of Successful Completion. This affidavit is awarded, not bought.

We reserve the right of admission at registration and to class at all times.


Electronic Signature

Choose ONE of the classes below:


Payment - please follow these four steps:

First step: please read the Class Fee Refund Policy below and then check the box confirming your have read, understood and agree to the class fee refund policy:

Payments made towards class fees will be refunded as follows:
> Up to 14 days before the start of class: 100% refund of payment
> Between 14 days and 7 days before the start of class: 80% refund of payment
> No refunds after 7 days or less before the start of class, or if a student drops out from a class which has already started

Second Step: Decide on your payment option:

There are 2 scholarships available for $150.00 each for qualifying candidates.

Third Step: Decide on your form of payment:

Fourth Step: click the submit button below

PLEASE NOTE: your registration is NOT final until your payment has been finalized and you have been contacted that your spot in class is confirmed.


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