Part-time, in-class Medical Translation and Interpretation Certificate (Mandarin Chinese/English)

Program details

Format Part-time in Vancouver and Surrey
Schedule Classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Duration 3 months
Upcoming term September 10–December 8, 2019
(Exam week: add one additional week for exams)
Tuition C$3,950 (non-refundable). Tuition is the same for international students, permanent Canadian residents and Canadian citizens. It includes materials and field trips in the Metro Vancouver area.
Application fee C$75 (non-refundable
Application deadline

August 25, 2019.

Receive a 10% tuition discount when you pay by June 30, 2019. 

The application process can take several weeks, so we encourage you to apply early.

How will I learn?

Your training will consist of 120 instructional hours, including on-site training at medical/health care establishments.

How will I be evaluated?

Evaluation is ongoing throughout the program. You will be evaluated according to university standards on a combination of assignments, quizzes, in-class and field instruction and participation, and examinations. The final exam will be in the style of the CTTIC certification exam. You must obtain a minimum of 70 per cent on the final grade and miss no more than 10 per cent of classroom and on-site instruction time to successfully complete this program.

  • Participation in class You will be evaluated on your active participation in class and in other class-related activities proposed by the instructor(s). Attendance is considered part of class participation.
  • Field instruction You will spend two weeks on field instruction in various institutions where medical translation and interpretation takes place. During the field instruction class, you will be evaluated by the instructor(s) on the basis of the program’s educational and methodological requirements.
  • Final exam You will be evaluated on your accuracy, speech organization, completeness of information, and ability to render as many details as possible, as well as your voice, posture, speech flow and composure. Your performance will be video-recorded for learning and evaluation purposes.