American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting (AAS Degree)

Degree Description    * This program is not currently open to new students. 

The Associate of Applied Science degree 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.

AGEC Requirements

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition 

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics

 

 

MAT 140 or higher

College Mathematics with Algebra Review (5) or higher (3)

3

Arts & Humanities

Two courses

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

Physical & Biological Sciences 

One course

4

Options

ASL 202 ASL IV or any AGEC to complete 25 credits

0-6

Requirements for Admission to Program: 9 credits

 Students must demonstrate 4th semester proficiency in ASL. They must complete or be enrolled in ASL 110, ASL 203, and ITP 210 and declare intent to complete the program of study in order to apply for admission to the program. A questionnaire and preliminary assessment of ASL skills may be required. 

ASL 200

Introduction to the Deaf Community

3

ASL 203

Comparative Analysis of American Sign Language to English

3

ITP 210

Introduction to Professional Interpreting and Ethics

3

Degree Requirements: 20 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

ASL 211

Fingerspelling & 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

Electives

Course

Course Title

Hours

Select any coursework list below to complete 60 total credit hours. The following electives are recommended.  Additional electives  may be selected with program coordinator approval.

AHS 100

Introduction to Health Services

3

AHS 110

Health Care Ethics and Law

3

AHS 131

Medical Terminology

3

AJS 101

Introduction to Administration of Justice

3

LDR 201

Leadership Basics

3

PSY 240

Developmental Psychology

3

SPC 100

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

THR 101

Introduction to Theatre

3

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  1. discuss and apply knowledge of linguistic, cross-cultural and interpretation theories
  2. demonstrate communicative competency in English and in ASL through effective communication in a variety of settings with speakers of varying age, gender, and ethnicity
  3. analyze, identify and apply personal, professional and ethical decisions in a manner consistent with theoretical models and standard professional practice
  4. demonstrate interpersonal competencies that foster effective communication and productive collaboration with colleagues, consumers and employers in an interpreting context
  5. Formulate effective interpretations both consecutively and simultaneously
  6. 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