Breaking Barriers in Healthcare (BBiH)

MEDICAL INTERPRETER / ALTA TRAINING COURSE

Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare®, offered by ITS department since 2014, is a one-of-a-kind medical interpreter training course to train interpreters in the health care professions.

BBiH is open to speakers of 42 languages and follows a curriculum that is the first required step toward national certification for medical interpreters. The 40-hour course provides bilingual individuals with the skills required to deliver accurate and complete medical interpreting in health care settings.

This training will help interpreters, health care providers, and administrative staff work more effectively with LEP (Limited English Proficiency) patients. Participants who pass both the written (English) and oral exams (English and native languages) will be issued the ALTA Certificate of Qualification – a path to interpreting jobs with agencies all over the country.

"Language coaching is the best."

STUDENT
SPRING 2019

"Helpful books! Everything is excellent."

STUDENT
SPRING 2019

"This is the best course to improve interpreter skills."

STUDENT
FALL 2019

"All information received was entirely valuable for me."

STUDENT
FALL 2019

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BBiH Overview | Flyer

To print / download the flyer, click here.

Scholarship Opportunities | Requirements

For information on BBiH scholarship opportunities, click here.

Course Details | Sample Schedule

To view a sample course outline from a previous course, click here.

Available Languages | List

Arabic

Bhutanese

Burmese

Cambodian (Khmer)

Cantonese

Croatian

Dari

French

German

Gujarati

Hindi

Hmong

Hungarian

Igbo

Indonesian

Japanese

Karen

Kibembe

Korean

Laotian

Mandarin Chinese

Mon

Nepali

Persian

Portuguese

Punjabi

Russian

Spanish

Serbian

Swahili

Thai

Tamil

Turkish

Ukranian

Urdu

Vietnamese

Online Application | Link

The application for 2021 is open and available here: BBiH 2021 Application