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Interpreter Education: Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Interpreter Education curriculum prepares individuals to work as entry-level Sign Language Interpreters who will provide communication access in interview and interactive settings. In addition, this curriculum provides in-service training for working interpreters who want to upgrade their skills.

Course work includes the acquisition of American Sign Language (ASL); grammar, structure, and sociolinguistic properties; cognitive processes associated with interpretation between ASL and English; the structure and character of the deaf community; and acquisition of consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills.

Entry-level jobs for para-professional interpreters are available in educational systems or a variety of community settings. Individuals may choose from part-time, full-time, or self-employment/free-lance positions, or apply language skills to other human service related areas.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. 

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. 

 

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 71

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Elementary ASL I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Elementary ASL II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
ASL Lab 1

Credit Hours: 

1.00
ASL Lab 2

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Global Deaf Community

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Intro to Interpretation

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Intermediate ASL I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Linguistics of ASL

Credit Hours: 

3.00
ASL Lab 3

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Comparative Cultures

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Intermediate ASL II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
ASL Lab 4

Credit Hours: 

1.00

 

Writing/Research in the Disciplines

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Or

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
ASL/English Translation

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Advanced ASL I

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Advanced ASL II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Consecutive Interpreting

Credit Hours: 

5.00
Quantitative Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Simultaneous Interpret I

Credit Hours: 

5.00

 

Ethical Standards and Practices

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning Seminar I

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Pick one major course elective from the list below.

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

Intro to Early Child Education

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Child, Family, and Community

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Child Development I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Child Development II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Child Guidance

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Religious Interpreting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Educational Interpreting Issues

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Med Terms I-Med Office

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

3.00