Foreign Language Interpreting

In the Kansas City area, there is an urgent need for formal training to improve the number of qualified foreign language interpreters, particularly in the judicial and health care settings.

Our program will prepare functionally-bilingual students to work as entry-level interpreters in health care and legal contexts.

Apply to the program

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Apply to the program

Submit an admissions application online to MCC.


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Submit Official Transcripts

You must submit official transcripts from high school and any colleges. (Students with more than 15 college credits do not need to submit high school transcripts.) Send transcript materials to:

attn: Student Data Center
Metropolitan Community College
3200 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111

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Complete an Application

Complete an application for our certificate program (PDF). After receiving your application, we will contact you about taking the oral proficiency exam.

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Send Completed Application

Please send your completed application to or scan and email to

MCC - Maple Woods
Chad Montuori - Math Sciences 101B
2601 NE Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156

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Oral Proficiency Exam

Successfully pass an oral proficiency exam in your second language.


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Transfer made simple

Many MCC students plan to transfer. Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it.

We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities, so make sure you speak with an academic advisor before enrolling, particularly since transfer agreements can change based on curriculum revisions.

Learn more about MCC's seamless transfer

Frequently asked questions


"I think that this program, more than any other, turned me from just a bilingual person into a well-equipped and highly trained interpreter."

"This program really opened my eyes to the difference between being bilingual and interpreting professionally. It takes a lot of hard work to interpret on a professional and quality level, but if you love language and helping people, then it is definitely worth it."

"Great program. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in interpreting."

"A valuable growth experience."

"Fantastic teachers will prepare you for the field."

"Instructors provide you with real-life experiences and knowledge."

"Before I began MCC- Maple Woods Foreign Language Interpreting program, I was already working in the field of medical interpreting. This program enriched and widened my knowledge about the interpreting career in the medical and legal field. After completing this program, I feel more confident accepting assignments in the court system, social services, and education field."

"My instructors were very well qualified and inspired me to continue to pursue this career which I have found rewarding and fulfilling."

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