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Bristol Community College

Remote Interpreting


Calling Interpreters of all Languages! Work from home and make your own hours. (See prerequisite below) There is a tremendous amount of work available for Remote Medical Interpreters--both phone and video--throughout the country. This 30-hour class meets twice a week for 5 weeks. Students will learn the ins and outs of remote interpreting which includes both video and over the phone (VRI and OPI). Students will learn how to set up their offices and computers to accept assignments from a number of companies who are actively searching for interpreters of all languages. The class will cover standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA and intense pracrice sessions and simulations using a variety of platforms on a wide variety of topics.

Our instructor, Catherine Bermudez Sanabria, is a Certified Medical Interpreter, (CCHI) and has worked as a medical interpreter at Baystate Medical Center for 10 years. Ms. Bermudez holds an MA in Education/ESL from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. In addition to intense classroom simulated practice, Ms. Bermudez will provide advice on best practices, how to set up your home office, how to apply for assignments, and what to expect as compensation.

Pre-requisite: Students must provide a certificate of completion for a minimum of 40 hours of interpreter training or a letter from your employer confirming a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a working interpreter in any setting. Students must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Please register early as a brief telephone interview will be required before acceptance into the course.

  • Fall: Nov 1 - Dec 6th, 2021
    Mon and Wed from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Online Class

For more info, call us at 774.357.2527

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