The Spanish Medical Interpreting program is a sequential, three-quarter vocational certificate program, consisting of Spanish Medical Interpreting I, II, and III. The program prepares students for state or national medical interpreter certification and to enter the workforce as professional, ethical, and competent healthcare interpreters. Students are introduced to healthcare interpreting as a profession, concepts and relevant terminology in biomedicine, and given opportunities to develop foundational skills in healthcare interpreting. Topics include: International code of ethics and its application, language access laws, HIPAA, interpreting modalities and protocols, basic note-taking skills, self-evaluation, glossary building and intervention techniques. Prerequisite: 1. Native-like proficiency in English and Spanish. 2. Applicants must pass an entrance test to be admitted. Recommended courses: HSCI 147, SPAN 205, 206, 207. Cross-listed as SPAN 281 (credit cannot be received for both courses).