Part-timeMedical Translation and Interpretation Certificate (Mandarin Chinese/English)

Program details

Format Part-time online
Program completion 3 months
Program dates September 16–December 11, 2021
(One additional week for final exams may be added)
Schedule Tue. & Thu. 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Pacific Time
Sat. 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Pacific Time 
Course work Class time: 10 hours / week
Field training: minimum 6 sessions (15 hours)

5 required courses:

  • Medical Terminology and Practice
  • Interpreting Skills in Medical and Health Care Settings
  • Ethics and Protocols for Medical Translators and Interpreters
  • Foundational Medical Knowledge
  • Field Training for Medical Translators and Interpreters
Cost C$3,950 (same for international and domestic students)
C$75 application fee
Application info

Deadline: September 9, 2021

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Application requirements
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Proficiency in English and Mandarin Chinese
  • Training or experience in interpretation and translation
See Application requirements for details.

How you’ll learn and be evaluated

  • Learn in a cohort of no more than 20 students
  • Expect lectures, presentations, case studies and discussions
  • Participate in supervised practice sessions
  • Attend remote field training in health care settings
  • Prepare to spend 2–3 hours per week on coursework in addition to attending classes

You’ll be evaluated on:

  • Exams and quizzes
  • Assignments
  • Participation

Complete all courses with an overall grade of B– (70%) to graduate with the Medical Translation and Interpretation Certificate.

Technical requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for this course. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. For more information and technical support, visit About Online Learning.

You will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate fully in live videoconference sessions offered via Zoom Meetings.