The Medical Interpretation & Translation Program provides the introductory skills and workforce preparation needed to begin pursuing careers in the medical interpretation and translation field.

You will gain knowledge in medical translation and interpretation for medical visits and procedures, working in a multilingual medical system, simultaneous translations, and medical translation certification requirements.  The curriculum also prepares you to transition to credit health programs. 

Complete the following courses to earn a certificate!

Required Courses (complete courses in this order):

  • TRLN 1000 - Medical Interpretation & Translation, Module A
  • TRLN 1001 - Medical Interpretation & Translation, Module B

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Request Your Certificate

If you have completed and passed all of the required courses, submit the petition form “Petition for Certificate of Completion."

Petition for Certificate of Completion

Steps to Get Started

Use the guide below to start taking classes in the Medical Interpretation & Translation Program. For more detailed instructions, go to How to Take Noncredit Classes

  1. Check course availability in Schedule of Classes

    To find Medical Interpretation & Translation courses in the class schedule, look for the subject “Translation”.

    Go to Class Schedule

  2. Choose which type of student you are:

    Follow these steps if you are new to PCC OR returning after an absence of 1 or more major semester(s):

    1. Apply to Noncredit
      • Create an OpenCCC account if you don’t have one already.

    2. Receive Welcome Letter via email

    3. Activate your LancerPoint account

    4. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    5. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN# 

    Follow these steps if you are a current or continuing PCC student (noncredit or credit):

    1. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    2. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN#