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2016-2017 Archived Catalog 
2016-2017 Archived Catalog

Sign Language Interpreter Education, A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science
Humanities Division

Program Code: SLIE2

Office: Curtice-Mott Complex CM1101

Phone: (810) 762-0470

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.

Program Requirements:

  1. Pre-requisite courses include ASL. 101  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.
  2. 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.
  3. ASL Fluency Requirement: An American Sign Language Readiness Interview, MCC-ASLRI score of 2.75 or above is required before enrollment into the interpreting skills development courses. These course series begin in the second year of the program with SLIE-230 ASL to English I,  and SLIE-240 Interpreting and Transliterating I.  

Group Total: Credits 49 / 53 Contact Hours

Related Requirement Courses

Group Total: Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours

Group Total: As needed

General Education Requirements (minimum of 18 credits required)

Social Science (3 credits)

  • Complete any 100 level or higher Social Science course Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours

Additional General Education Credits to Fulfill General Education Requirements

Group Total: Credits 18 / 18 Contact Hours

Computer Competency Requirement

Beginning 2016, demonstration of computer competency is a degree requirement at Mott Community College

Computer competency can be demonstrated by one of two ways:

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 69 / 73 Contact Hours


  1. 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.
  2. All course and degree requirements must be met
  3. 15 credits minimum must be earned at MCC
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

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