Students considering a career in ASL/English interpreting must achieve mastery of both American Sign Language and English by the end of their training. Success in the interpreting profession requires very good interpersonal skills, empathy, acceptance of cultural and linguistic differences, ethical judgement, and a readiness to pursue life-long learning. Graduates must pass state-level credentialing or licensing exams to gain employment. National credentialing is typically achievable within two to four years after state-level credentialing.
Courses are offered during the daytime hours only. Students must have reliable transportation to and from their practicum sites.
Students entering the program must have completed ENG101. It is recommended that students take ENG101 as well as their math elective while they are enrolled in Elementary ASL I or II.
|Recommended Course Sequence
Deaf Studies: Interpreting Transfer Associate Degree
|Year 1||Fall||ASL111, DST101, DST191, ENG101, Math Elective|
|Spring||ANT101, ASL112, ASL203, ENG102, Government OR History Elective|
|Year 2||Fall||ASL201, DST205, Free Elective, PHI110, Science Elective|
|Spring||ASL202, ASL205, DST102, Science Elective|