Interpreter Education A.A.S.

A55300

The Interpreter Education curriculum prepares individuals to work as entry-level Sign Language Interpreters who will provide communication access in interview and interactive settings. In addition, this curriculum provides in-service training for working interpreters who want to upgrade their skills.

Coursework includes the acquisition of American Sign Language (ASL); grammar, structure, and sociolinguistic properties; cognitive processes associated with interpretation between ASL and English; the structure and character of the deaf community; and acquisition of consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills.

Entry-level jobs for paraprofessional interpreters are available in educational systems or a variety of community settings. Individuals may choose from part-time, full-time, or self-employment/freelance positions or apply language skills to other human service related areas. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the cognitive processes associated with effective interpretation between the linguistic structure of American Sign Language and English
  • Synthesize knowledge of ethical standards and practices in the field of sign language interpreting
  • Demonstrate their set of professional skills during an Exit Interview/Portfolio Review in their final semester
  • Identify and analyze the audience and purpose for any intended communication (GE V.6)
  • Formulate attitudes, values, and behaviors that promote responsible citizenship (GE VI.1)

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COM 231Public Speaking

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 113Art Methods and Materials

3

ART 114Art History Survey I

3

FA, SP
ART 115Art History Survey II

3

SP
ART 116Survey of American Art

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 117Non-Western Art History

3

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

3

FA, SP
ART 131Drawing I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 132Drawing II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 171Computer Art I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 240Painting I

3

FA, SP
ART 241Painting II

3

SP
ART 244Watercolor

3

SU
ART 260Photography Appreciation

3

ART 261Photography I

3

FA, SP
ART 271Computer Art II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 281Sculpture I

3

SP
ART 283Ceramics I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 288Studio

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 289Museum Study

3

SP
COM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication

3

DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 112Literature of the Theatre

3

FA
DRA 120Voice for Performance

3

SP
DRA 122Oral Interpretation

3

FA, SP
DRA 124Readers Theatre

3

DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 128Children's Theatre

3

FA, SP
DRA 130Acting I

3

FA
ENG 125Creative Writing I

3

ENG 231American Literature I

3

FA, SP
ENG 232American Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 241British Literature I

3

FA, SU
ENG 242British Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 251Western World Literature I

3

FA
ENG 252Western World Literature II

3

SP
ENG 271Contemporary Literature

3

ENG 272Southern Literature

3

ENG 273African-American Literature

3

FA
ENG 274Literature By Women

3

HUM 110Technology and Society

3

HUM 120Cultural Studies

3

HUM 130Myth in Human Culture

3

HUM 160Introduction to Film

3

FA, SP
HUM 230Leadership Development

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz

3

MUS 113American Music

3

MUS 210History of Rock Music

3

SP
MUS 211History of Country Music

3

SP
PHI 210History of Philosophy

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP
REL 211Introduction to Old Testament

3

FA, SP
REL 212Introduction to New Testament

3

FA, SP

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ASL 111Elementary ASL I

3

FA, SP
ASL 112Elementary ASL II

3

FA, SP
ASL 250Linguistics of American Sign Language

3

FA
IPP 111Introduction to Interpretation

3

FA
IPP 112Comparative Cultures

3

SP
IPP 152ASL/English Translation

3

FA
IPP 161Consecutive Interpreting

5

SP
IPP 221Simultaneous Interpreting I

5

FA, SP
WBL XXXWork-based Learning

4

WBL XXXWork-based Learning Seminar

1

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ASL 151Numbers and Fingerspelling

1

FA, SP
ASL 181ASL Lab 1

1

FA, SP
ASL 182ASL Lab 2

1

FA, SP
ASL 211Intermediate ASL I

3

ASL 281ASL Lab 3

1

CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
IPP 130Analytical Skills for Interpreting

3

SP
IPP 153Intro Discourse Analysis

3

FA
IPP 222Simultaneous Interpreting II

5

SP
IPP 240Ethical Standards and Practices

3

FA
WBL XXXWork-based Learning

4

WBL XXXWork-based Learning Seminar

1

Total Credit Hours: 74