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Training Programs: Spanish for Healthcare Workers

Don't let language and cultural barriers interfere with your ability to provide patient care. This introductory course is designed to improve the langue skills of individuals seeking employment in a medical office or healthcare setting with a Spanish-speaking population. The focus is on learning and becoming comfortable with basic medical Spanish phrases and medical Spanish vocabulary. Communication in "real" situations, basic vocabulary related to healthcare, and grammar structure will be reviewed.

Upon finishing this 50-hour course, students receive a certificate of completion from New York Institute of Technology. Classes will be held in person on New York Tech's Long Island campus. This FREE training is valued at $1,000.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply their working level of knowledge of basic and medical Spanish in a healthcare setting.
  2. Initiate a conversation with Spanish speaking patients.
  3. Use the technical language of medicine in Spanish.

Skills covered:

  • Greet patients and their families
  • Obtain background information
  • Use basic medical vocabulary, including parts of the body
  • Gather and convey basic information
  • Give appointment follow-up instructions

Updated May 21, 2024: The New York Tech Healthcare Service Training Project has reached its maximum number of participants and is closed. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in this NYS Department of Labor grant and train so many individuals, and we look forward to other grants that can provide a similar service to our community.

This program is part of the New York Tech Healthcare Service Training Project, offering qualified individuals tuition-free training in response to the healthcare needs of the Long Island region. It is supported by a grant from the New York State Department of Labor and the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC).