Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER
Pathway: Technical and Professional Studies
More Options: Classroom Based
Program Length: 6 Semesters
Location: Centennial, Rampart Range
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We prepare you for entry-level employment as a pre-certified sign language interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. You must apply for admission to the Sign Language Interpreter Preparation Program by submitting a letter of intent. In order to be accepted into the program, you must demonstrate proficiency in American Sign Language. This may be accomplished by passing a proficiency test or by completing ASL 121 with a “C” grade or better and ASL 122 with a “B” grade or better. Contact the Interpreter Preparation Office for more details about applying.
You must earn a “B” or better in all advanced ASL skills classes to progress to the next level. To enroll in internship (IPP 281), students must (1) have completed all General Education courses, (2) have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, and (3) successfully complete IPP 225, 227, 229 and ASL 222 with a grade of “B” or better.
General Education courses such as ANT 101 and ENG 121 must be completed prior to program admission. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have permission from the Department Chair to enroll.
Provides the student an opportunity to develop a stronger grasp of American Sign Language (ASL), as well as the cultural features of the language. ASL vocabulary is also increased. The direct experience method is used to further enhance the learning process. This course is a continuation of ASL 122 with more emphasis on expressive skills in signing.
Introduces the foundations of interpreting, explaining the historical context and the professional requirements for being an interpreter . This course describes the professional considerations of communication variables. the Code of Professional Conduct, certifications, specialized work of interpreters, situational assessment concerns, and interpreting processing theories.
Provides the student an opportunity to develop consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills, working from American Sign Language to spoken Englishview in catalog
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