Who are these programs for?

The Continued Competence (CC) Series is a collection of short, online training modules aimed to serve as interpreter professional development courses. The training modules cover a number of specialized topics relevant to working with specific service providers or in specific settings.

All CC training modules are free for enrolled MCIS interpreting students and alumni. Simply email our enrollment coordinator by clicking the request access button below. Please specify your name, email address, phone number, and which modules you’d like to have access to.

For others, MCIS offers a few modules free of charge, courtesy of our training team. Other modules that are more comprehensive have a fee associated with them, payable via PayPal upon application. Once the training department receives and verifies your payment, you will be enrolled into the course, sent access instructions as well as a formal receipt of payment.

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Adult Students
Cardiovascular Disease Training for Language Professionals

Cardiovascular disease or CVD is one of the main causes of disability and premature death in North America, and all over the world. In addition, it is one of the diseases responsible for the increasing cost of healthcare. Given the pervasiveness of the disease, language professionals working in healthcare settings are bound to come across this topic. This online training aims to assist translators and interpreters in honing their skills, expanding their knowledge base, and consolidating their vocabulary base within the context of cardiovascular diseases.

  • Cost: $95 + HST. Free for MCIS students and alumni
  • Format: 100% Online
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Interpreting for Survivors of Human Trafficking

In this training module learners review the most important issues interpreters have to be aware of when taking an assignment that involves a survivor of human trafficking. This module ensures that interpreters are well equipped to manage the most common situations they are confronted with, to act in a professional manner in the various contexts where they are called upon to interpret, and to successfully deal with challenges and dilemmas that interpreters come across in their work.

  • Cost: $95 + HST. Free for MCIS students and alumni
  • Format: 100% Online
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Human Trafficking
Sexual Violence
Interpreting for Survivors of Sexual Violence

This training module covers important issues interpreters need to take into account of when working in settings that involve survivors of sexual violence. This module prepares interpreters to complete interpretation assignments, in a context that is often surrounded in myth and poses unique challenges. It ensures interpreters are well versed in managing common situations they are confronted with, to act professionally in the various contexts they are called upon to interpret, and to successfully deal with challenges and dilemmas they come across in their work.

  • Cost: $95 + HST. Free for MCIS students & alumni
  • Format: 100% Online
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Interpreting in Mental Health and Autism Settings

This course focuses in interpreting for Mental Health patients and patients with Autism. Learners are guided to a series of tutorials created by CAMH – the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. In addition, learners get to review and translate a glossary of mental health and autism terms, practice terminology in context and learn about protocols and procedures in mental health settings.

  • Cost: $95 + HST. Free for MCIS students & alumni
  • Format: 100% Online
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Mental Health
Sexual Violence
Ant-Oppression Training for Language Professionals

This course seeks to raise awareness among language professionals about oppression and anti-oppression practices in an effort to reinforce key principals of impartiality and professionalism among resources who are likely to work with disenfranchised clients.

  • Cost: Free to access
  • Format: 100% Online
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Supervised Access Program Interpreting

When parents separate, accessibility to the children may be a problem. Sometimes, difficulties arise at the time of the exchange of the child between the parents, or between the parent and a relative, such as a grandparent. Other times, there may be concerns about the visits themselves. The Supervised Access Program offers separated families a way to deal with some of these problems. Supervised access centres provide a setting where visits and exchanges can take place under the supervision of trained staff and volunteers. This training will help you understand how to best work in this context as an interpreter.

  • Cost: Free to access
  • Format: 100% Online
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Skills
Finance
Financial Services Interpreting

This is an informative module to help interpreters work on assignments related to financial services, such as the Finance Services Commission of Ontario.

  • Cost: Free to access
  • Format: 100% Online
  • Duration: 1 hours
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