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ASL-English Interpreting

Overview

Two hands using sign language

This program provides an integrated series of coursework in American Sign Language (ASL) and ASL-English interpretation to prepare students for entry-level positions.
The series provides academic coursework based on a Deafcentered framework that encourages students to embrace an empowered collaboration with Deaf people. A foundation in ASL discourse and interpretation is established through theoretical models. Emphasis is on the practical application
of these models and knowledge in the areas of human relations, language skills, interpreting skills, cultural competence, service learning, and professionalism.

The ASL-English Interpreter program provides an integrated series of coursework in American Sign Language (ASL) and ASL/English interpretation to prepare students for entry-level positions. A foundation in ASL discourse and interpretation is established through theoretical models. The emphasis is on the practical application of these models and knowledge in the areas of human relations, language skills, interpreting skills, and professionalism. The general education requirements complete the sequence of coursework to attain the associate degree.