This American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter Preparation certificate is designed to emphasize skills in career and educational opportunities as sign language interpreters between Deaf and hearing people, using spoken English and ASL. This certificate continues the knowledge of Deaf culture, intercultural and cross-cultural communications, ethics, laws, and professional behavior for sign language interpreters. In addition, theoretical and practical training is designed to prepare students for entrance into the interpreting field, serving both Deaf and hearing consumers in a variety of settings.
To qualify for the ASL Interpreter Preparation certificate, we require the following:
- Associate degree in ASL or equivalent
- Pass the screening of your ASL skills (minimum of AMSL 212 or equivalent)
- Completion of the ASL Interpreting Preparation Certificate Program form
- 2 professional references/letter of recommendations
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of and respect for deaf culture.
- Demonstrate understanding of and adherence to the code of professional conduct for sign language interpreters.
- Demonstrate fluency in American Sign Language.
- Demonstrate proficiency in interpreting in a variety of settings including business, community, education and entertainment.
CORE REQUIREMENTS: (27 HRS.)
AMSL 213 Linguistics and Grammar of ASL (3)
AMSL 215 Fingerspelling and Number (3)
INTR 112 Consecutive Interpreting (4)
INTR 113 Simultaneous Interpreting (4)
INTR 211 Interactive Interpreting (3)
INTR 232 Cross-Cultural Issues of Interpreting (3)
INTR 250 Educational Interpreting (3)
INTR 255 Interpreting Seminar (2)
INTR 298 Interpreting Internship (1-4)
NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.
TOTAL 30 CREDITS