DCCC to Offer Healthcare Interpreting Certificate

July 14, 2014 – Davidson County Community College will offer a Healthcare Interpreting Certificate as part of its Continuing Education program beginning this fall.

The certificate program starts Aug. 18 and will run through July 2015. Those who enroll will take seven courses, which are Introduction to Healthcare Interpreting, Medical Terminology for Interpreters, Interpreting in a Healthcare Environment, Cultural Health Habits of the Hispanic/Latino Patient I, Cultural Health Habits of the Hispanic/Latino Patient II, Clinical Practicum I and Clinical Practicum II.

Individuals who successfully complete the certificate program will meet healthcare interpreting education requirements to test for both the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI). Students may also be eligible for curriculum credit in the Healthcare Interpreting degree program. 

“We are pleased to offer the Healthcare Interpreting Certificate program to our community members,” says Becky Daley, associate dean of Health, Wellness and Public Safety. “This program provides students a pathway to two nationally recognized certifications and is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in working in the field of Healthcare Interpreting.” 

DCCC will offer all courses online with the exception of Practicums I and II. Those who wish to pursue the Healthcare Interpreting Certificate should be bilingual with proficiencies in both English and Spanish. Persons who do not wish to pursue certification but are interested in taking individual courses may do so provided that all prerequisites are met. 

For more information about the Healthcare Interpreting Certificate program, contact Diane Hedgecock at 336-224-4791 or diane_hedgecock@davidsonccc.edu.


Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.