interpreter students

Valley Community Interpreters identifies, assesses and trains bilingual community members committed to pursuing an interpreter career. VCI offers the industry standard course The Community Interpreter® International, including medical, social service and education interpreter skills. The course consists of 60 hours in classroom and 20 hours of paid practicum to support students’ interpreter skills in a three step process: 1) pre-recorded interpreter encounters 2) phone interpreting and 3) on-site, hands-on practice at local clinics, schools, and social service organizations.

Course is limited to 16 participants.

Course Prerequisites

  1. Want to work as an interpreter. THIS COURSE IS FOR PERSONS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING AN INTERPRETER CAREER.
  2. Must be 18 or older.
  3. Must be bilingual and pass the reading comprehension and language proficiency assessments.
  4. Have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
  5. Have basic computer skills.
  6. Own a computer.

Course Requirements

  1. Complete the 60 hours of classroom work and pass the course exam.
  2. Complete the 20 hours of paid practicums within the six weeks allotted. Students do their practicums at local healthcare facilities, community service organizations and schools.

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