The program in interpreting prepares students for basic entry-level skills in sign language interpreting and transliterating. The American Sign Language courses prepare students to communicate effectively in ASL. The Interpreter Education courses provide theories of interpreting as well as specific training for interpreting/transliterating skill development. Students will gain a working knowledge of the Deaf Community, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct, certification options, and the field of interpreting in various settings.
Pre-requisite courses include ASL. 100 with a minimum grade of 2.5; ASL. 102 with a minimum grade of 3.0; and ASL. 111 with a minimum grade of 2.5.
A final grade of 3.0 or higher for each Sign Language Interpreter Education (SLIE) course is required before taking the next level SLIE course in that series and/or to be considered as meeting a course pre-requisite requirement.
NOTE: Some programs require taking COMG-153; for these programs, the Test-Out option is not available. For those programs that do not require COMG-153, the competency test-out option is available and can be taken in the Academic Testing Center, located on the 3rd floor of the Mott Library.
Program Total: Credits 72-73 / 76-77 Contact Hours
Courses listed under Occupational Specialty and Related Requirement Courses may also be used toward fulfilling General Education Requirements if they are listed there. Students may only earn credit once for the course.