Madison College is the best place to train for a career in healthcare.

  • Leading-edge learning facilities
  • Fully-functioning trauma room
  • Realistic simulated patients and care rooms
  • Top quality nursing instructors with professional field experience
  • Outstanding job placement
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Healthcare Interpreting (HCI)

Work with trained healthcare interpreters who will prepare you for this rewarding career. Help doctors communicate with non-English speaking patients so they may ensure the best possible care.

HCI Courses

Introduction to the Profession | $29

Are you bilingual? Have you ever been curious about interpreting, particularly in the health care field? Join us for an overview of the profession of medical interpretation. You just might find a whole new career for your set of skills!
This is offered 100% online as a self-paced module.

Spanish for Spanish Speakers | $199

This course is for anyone who learned Spanish in an informal setting. Polish up your language skills for a professional setting and learn to interpret English for Spanish speakers.
#63529, Goodman South, 1/31-3/7, Monday, 6-8:30 PM

Medical Terminology in Spanish | $199

Learn the Spanish terms for essential medical vocabulary. Includes anatomy/body systems and clinical specialties.
#63584, Goodman South, 2/1-3/8, Tuesday, 6-8:30 PM

HCI Oral Proficiency Assessment

This assessment is required of all students advancing beyond the introductory classes of this program.

Healthcare Interpreting Skills 1 | $315

This course is designed to teach new interpreters how to interpret consecutively in a medical setting. Emphasis will be placed on learning consecutive technique, expanding medical vocabulary in both English and the target language, and learning how to manage the flow of conversation. Participants will work extensively in small groups practicing with dialogues based on real-life medical encounters. Students must pass the HCI: Oral Proficiency Assessment before registering for this class.
#63528, Online Live, 2/1-3/9, Tues/Wed, 6-8 PM

Health Care Interpreting Introduction

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Health Care Interpreter Ethics

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Healthcare Certificate and Degree Programs

Choose the FAST TRACK to a rewarding career in healthcare.

>FAST> Paramedic Technician Associate Degree

Save lives on a regular basis as a paramedic. Make a difference in settings such as hospitals, ambulance services, emergency clinics and more.
60 credits | Finish in 2 years

>FASTER> Paramedic Technical Diploma

Learn critical life-saving techniques and help patients needing emergency medical care.
38 credits | Finish in 1 year

>>FASTER>> Medical Assistant Technical Diploma

Play an important role in clinical care teams. Gather patient information, record health vitals and put them at ease. Demand is high for medical assistants today. 99% student satisfaction!
33 credits | Finish in 1 year

>>>FASTEST>>> Advanced EMT Technical Diploma

Add additional life-saving skills to your EMT knowledge. Boost your career as an emergency responder.
4 credits | Finish in 1 semester

>>>FASTEST>>> Phelebotomist / Specimen Processor Certificate

Learn to draw blood and collect other vital specimens from patients. This is a skill on its own and training required for other health careers.
3 credits | Finish in 1 semester

>>>FASTEST>>> Emergency Medical Technician Technical Diploma

Be a force for good in the community. Help others and respond quickly to life-or-death emergencies.
4 credits | Finish in 1 semester

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Nursing Degree Programs

The world will never stop needing nurses. Choose the path to a nursing career that works for you!

>FAST> Nursing Associate Degree

It’s no surprise that 98% of our recent graduates found nursing jobs within six months of graduation. There continues to be high demand for nurses, with an average starting salary of $60,816!
61 credits | Finish your nursing classes in 2 years

>FASTER> Practical Nursing (LPN) Technical Diploma

This career track allows you the training you need to become a practical nurse. Graduates of this program enjoy 100% job placement and an average starting salary of $47,472!
33 credits | Finish in less than 1 year

>FASTEST> Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) Certificate

As a nursing assistant, you can enjoy job security and the potential for career growth. This certificate is required to go on to our associate degree nursing program.
3 credits | Finish in 4 months or less