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Program Notes

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 judgment, 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, two days per week. Students must have reliable transportation to and from their practicum sites.

Helpful Hints

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