Health and Medical Related Programs

Basic Life Support (BLS) For Healthcare Providers
FSR-108  $69

This one-day course presents the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR and AED program, teaching skills needed for professionals to use in the initial response to adults, children, and infants with cardiac emergencies and choking. Skills include one and two person CPR, use of a mask for ventilation, and Automated External Defibrillator. Program includes both skill tests and written test; written test requires students to read English at approximately the 10th grade level. Students who need extra time to complete the tests may need to stay beyond the end of the scheduled class time. Text is BLS for Healthcare Providers (Student Manual), published in 2011; older editions not acceptable. Book may be independently purchased by students ahead of time; instructor will also have books for sale on day of class. For those who successfully complete the program will receive a two-year certification card will be sent to them via BHCC approximately one week after the class.


Medical Interpreting Certificate Program
WCE-375  $999

The need for medical and community interpreters is rapidly increasing, and so is the demand for trained professionals in the field. This 54-hour course, offered in collaboration with Transfluenci, will help prepare new and experienced interpreters to work in hospitals, health clinics, governmental agencies and more, following the standards and ethics of the profession. This program will include an overview of the profession and professional settings, sight translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting practice, role-playing, note-taking techniques, readings in the field, exercises for building memory and concentration, discussion of practices, standards and ethics, vocabulary in the medical and legal fields, and advice on how to find and keep a job as an interpreter. This course is open to all languages, but students must be able to comprehend and communicate fully in both English and at least one other language. Because a selective interview is required before acceptance, students must register at least two (2) weeks in advance. The College will issue a certificate upon satisfactory completion of this course, and participants receiving a certificate will be given the opportunity to interview with Transfluenci for potential employment as interpreters. This program meets requirements of the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) for national certification. Prior to acceptance into the course, the student must take a brief language proficiency test.