Earn an AA degree in Introduction to ASL-English Interpreting!
The Associate in Arts degree in Introduction to ASL-English Interpreting prepares students for paraprofessional careers and for a baccalaureate degree in American Sign Language (ASL)-English Interpreting from a four-year college or university. Career opportunities exist in many industries such as education, medical, business, and government. Upon completion of the AA in Introduction to ASL-English Interpreting, students will have skills in communicating via ASL, knowledge of Deaf culture, and an introductory awareness of ASL-English interpreting and other professions within the Deaf community.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply receptive and expressive skills in maintaining an ongoing dialogue in American Sign Language with fluent users.
- Identify and explain the Deaf experience from cultural, educational, linguistic, sociological, psychological, and multicultural perspectives.
- Describe the requirements, roles, and responsibilities of an ASL/English interpreter for the deaf, the skills and further education and training necessary to be a member of the profession.
- Interpret a brief passage in American Sign Language to English and in English to American Sign Language that accurately reflects the meaning of the passage.
Requirements for the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree
|ASL 110||American Sign Language I||4|
|ASL 111||American Sign Language II||4|
|ASL 210||American Sign Language III||4|
|ASL 211||American Sign Language IV||4|
ANTH 104, ANTH 104H, ENGL 104, ENGL 104H
|Language and Culture, Honors Language and Culture||3|
|ASL 112||Deaf Culture||3|
|ASL 113||Introduction to Interpreting for the Deaf||3|
|ASL 223||Beginning Interpreting and Ethics 2||3|