American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting (Certificate)

Degree Description

The Certificate in American Sign Language Interpreting is designed to prepare students for licensure as interpreters for the deaf. This program is also designed to prepare students to sit for national exams of certification.

Courses Required for Admission to Program: 10 credits

4th Semester Language Proficiency and completion or enrollment in the following 10 credit hours.

Course

Course Title

Hours

ASL 200

Introduction to the Deaf Community

3

ASL 203

American Sign Language V

4

ITP 210

Introduction to Professional Interpreting and Ethics

3

Certificate Core Requirements: 20 credits

ASL 211

Fingerspelling and Numbers

3

ITP 213

Consecutive Interpreting

4

ITP 214

Simultaneous Interpreting

4

ITP 215

Transliterating

3

ITP 216

Educational Interpreting

3

ITP 217

Interpreting Seminar

3

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, 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 simultaneously

  • and 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