The National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology has graduated the first class from its Health Care Interpreting certificate program, the first program of its kind offered anywhere.
Thirteen students completed the 12-month Certificate in Health Care Interpreting taught by members of NTID’s American Sign Language & Interpreting Education Department. The program, was designed to provide specialized professional development to nationally certified ASL/English interpreters in the area of health care interpreting.
“This program represents a historic initiative to expand educational opportunities in an area of dire need within the interpreting profession,” says NTID President Gerry Buckley. “Not only is NTID’s interpreting program the first and largest in the nation, it continues to be at the forefront in providing specialized skill development for sign language interpreters.”