Interpreter Preparation Program
Interpreter Preparation Program Degree
The Sign Language Studies Interpreting 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 A.A. degree.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- discuss and apply knowledge of linguistic, cross-cultural and interpretation theories.
- demonstrate communicative competency in English and in ASL through effective communication in a variety of settings with speakers of varying age, gender and ethnicity.
- analyze, identify and apply personal, professional and ethical decisions in a manner consistent with theoretical models and standard professional practice.
- demonstrate interpersonal competencies that foster effective communication and productive collaboration with colleagues, consumers and employers in an interpreting context.
- formulate effective interpretations both consecutively and simulatneously.
- develop an on-going professional action plan integrating interactions with Deaf related organizations, connections with interpreter employers, and the implications of certification on the provision of interpreting.