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CNA/Medical Interpreter

12TH GRADE – 120 HOURS CNA & 60 HOURS Medical Interpreter
• Giving basic nursing and personal care to patients
• Helping patients maintain or regain everyday tasks including eating, bathing, dressing and toileting
• Communicating with patients and providing physical (heavy lifting) and emotional support to them
• Making patient observations and reporting them
• Participating in care planning

What is a CNA/Medical Interpreter?

 The Medical Interpreter program is geared toward bilingual students who gain stackable credentials and specialized training focusing on the community and medical interpretation.
  • Students are educated on common medical concepts, procedures and medical terminology.
  • Students learn how to assess the cultural systems surrounding individual and how those systems influence the quality of health

Job Sites Include:

  • Independent contractors
  • Dental and Medical offices
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Schools
  • Community facilities
  • Shelters

How do I enroll?

  • Click here to fill out the Medical Interpreter application - deadline December 14, 2023
  • Successfully pass the TRCC Math and English
  • Comprehension pre-assessment
  • Be on track with credits towards graduation
  • Be in good standing with attendance and discipline
  • Take Senior Seminar during the 12th grade (1/2 credit)

For more information

Contact your school counselor, or Linda Farinha,  Director of the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College & Career Center, or 860-425-5729.


Upon successful completion of the Medical Interpreter course and practicum, you will be awarded the medical Interpreter certification.
Upon successful completion of CNA Program, and a passing grade on the state required prometrix exam, the graduate’s name will be placed on the State Certified Nurse Aide Registry. Students can opt to go directly into the workforce or continue their education in an RN or LPN program or do both concurrently.
Any person who has successfully completed a Department of Public Health (CNA) training program meets the requirements necessary to take the homemaker-home health aide competency evaluation and be certified as Home Health Aide.
Licensed home health agencies can
administer this evaluation. Click here to find a list of licensed agencies.