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Interpreter Training Center

MUSC Health recognized there was a lack of opportunities available for formal training for healthcare interpreters and continuing education for interpreters and translators within the state. So we established the Interpreter Training Center (ITC) for medical and community interpreters as a forum to disseminate information on topics of interest to practicing interpreters. ITC fosters skill-building and continuing education through workshops that are  both engaging and interactive. ITC is a venue where medical and community interpreters can gain knowledge and learn from one another, building a network of professionals ready for any situation.

ITC programs are designed to accommodate the needs of all levels of multilingual learners. We offer educational options ranging from fundamentals of interpreting to specialize topics, such as interpreting for Victim Services or Palliative Care.

Vision

For all Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) patients to experience quality healthcare services through competently trained medical interpreters.

Mission

Our mission is to provide insightful and practical development opportunities for multilingual individuals, by equipping them with the tools and resources needed to improve their linguistic, cultural, and interpreting skill sets.

Goals

Our goals include:

  1. Provide a professional framework that promotes linguistic and culturally competent healthcare interpreting.
  2. Identify target areas for skill development and provide opportunities to improve these skill sets.
  3. Sponsor opportunities for national credentialing.
  4. Address the demand for accessible, high-quality medical interpreting training.
  5. Collect, disseminate and act as a clearinghouse on programs that improve linguistic and cultural competencies.

 

 

 

 

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Approved Sponsor for Continuing Education

MUSC Health has been approved by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) , the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI), and International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA), as an administrator for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs will be offered for all training provided, sponsored, or co-sponsored by MUSC Health.

Location

The Interpreter Training Center courses are offered within the MUSC Health Center for Learning.  The Center features large, state-of-the-art classrooms and free, convenient parking. 

MUSC Community Training Center
1 South Park Circle
Suite 300
Charleston, SC 29407