Learning new techniques and technologies benefits patients and clients. It makes the job more interesting for you too.

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  • Healthcare Interpreting

    Madison College goes beyond the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters
    (CCHI) training requirements. Our instructors are experienced, practicing healthcare interpreters that are dedicated to training the next generation of medical interpreters. We focus on developing strong medical proficiency, building interpreting confidence, and instilling professional and ethical communication skills.

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    Madison College’s Spanish Healthcare Interpreter program prepares you for the national certification exams granted by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI). CCHI has established specific eligibility requirements for interpreters applying to CCHI’s certification programs:

    • You must be at least 18 years old and have a U.S. high school diploma (or GED) or its equivalent from another country.
    • You must complete at least 40 hours of healthcare interpreter training.
    • You must have linguistic proficiency in English and Spanish.

    Introductory Courses

    The Oral Proficiency Assessment is required of all students advancing beyond the introductory classes of this program (HCI: Intro to the Profession, Spanish Medical Terminology, and Advanced Spanish for Spanish Speakers). To request an Oral Proficiency Assessment.

    Healthcare Interpreter Training

    Department consent is required to sign up for Skills 1 & 2. Students will be supplied with registration information once they have successfully passed the Oral Assessment. 

    Continuing Education for Interpreters

    HCI: Ethics

    More in-depth training about interpreter ethics for the working medical interpreter. Emphasis will be placed on discussion of case studies and the development of critical thinking to make informed choices about the best course of action. It is recommended that students take this course following Health Care Interpreting: Skills 1.

  • Dental Hygiene Continuing Education

    Dental professionals and clinicians can stay up to date on new technologies and satisfy their CE requirements through several courses at Madison College. Join an email list so we can notify you as new sections become available. If you have suggestions for courses you would be interested in, please contact our continuing education liaison, Mary Hoffman at mjhoffman@madisoncollege.edu

  • Dietary Manager Certificate

    Madison College’s CDM Program is approved by the Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals to satisfy the CDM Exam Eligibility Pathways I, III (a), and III (b). Each pathway is a combination of formal education from an accredited post-secondary education institution and full-time work experience in non-commercial foodservice management. 

    To apply to the program, students must complete the Student Application for Admission. There are no application fees required to apply for this program and out-of-state students may take these online courses with no additional out-of-state tuition.

    You may direct any questions to Program Director Greg Peterson, MBA, RD, MBA at GAPeterson2@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 282-7913.

    Courses offered in Fall Semester

    Required Textbook: Foodservice Management by DesignAvailable for order at  www.anfponline.orgANFP (Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals).

    Courses offered in Spring Semester

    Required Textbook: Nutrition Fundamentals and Medical Nutrition Therapy, Julie Zikmund. Available for order at  www.anfponline.orgANFP (Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals).

    No textbook required for Going Green in Foodservice. This course can be taken as part of the Dietary Manager certificate or as a stand-alone class. 

  • Mental Health First Aid

    Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

    Mental Health First Aid for Adults

    This course teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18+. Learn how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include, depression, psychosis, and addictions.

    Mental Health First Aid for Youth

    This course is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (aged 12–18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

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Learning something new – without going for a degree or diploma – is an actual thing. Cooking basics … meditation … even how to use your smartphone. Hundreds of courses and new adventures await.

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Madison, WI 53717

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