About Spanish for Health Care and Human Services Professionals
The Spanish for Health Care and Human Services Certiﬁcate aims at developing students’ linguistic proﬁciency and cultural competency in Spanish so that they can operate professionally in a medical and human services setting with native speakers of the language. The courses in the certiﬁcate are designed to familiarize students with the intricacies of the language (especially false cognates) to make them effective translators and interpreters. The projects for all their certiﬁcate courses will be focused on a comprehensive understanding of health care and human services, including topics as diverse as the analysis of preventive campaigns, historical representations of different diseases or debates on race and ethnicity. The objectives of this multi-pronged approach are to endow students with the capacity to overcome linguistic barriers and gain an understanding of cultural competency that would allow for building patient-practitioner relationship.
Current RCNJ students in Good Academic Standing are automatically eligible for the Spanish for Health Care and Human Services Certiﬁcate, and should use the Major/Minor Declaration Form available through the Registrar’s Office to enroll in this program.
Non-Ramapo students are welcome to apply to this program as a Non-Degree Seeking Student through Ramapo’s Office of Admissions.
To sign up for the Certificate Program:
Contact Associate Professor of Spanish, Natalia Santamaria Laorden, at 201.684.7426 or firstname.lastname@example.org