American Sign Language & Interpreter Preparation
Program classes cover ASL language, preparing you to facilitate communication between deaf and hearing people using English and ASL. You’ll learn receptive/expressive skills, fingerspelling, numbers, and classifiers, and grammatical structure and syntax.
You’ll also gain a broad understanding of deaf history and culture as well as the types and scope of support services available to deaf people and the hearing impaired. SFCC’s program also provides you with immersive interaction, and real-life orientation experiences.
ASL interpreters are always in demand and can earn a median salary of $38,048. The job market is expected to grow by 17.7% between 2016 and 2026, as retiring interpreters need to be replaced.
*Fully online option available. See program map for course outline.