Why Choose Sign Language Interpreter at PPCC?
PPCC’s sign language interpreter degree program provides students with the highest quality of knowledge and skill sets so they can become a valuable partner with the deaf community. We help students function as emerging professionals in the sign language interpreting field while adhering to Deaf culture expectations and professional ethics and practices. Students have the opportunity to work with members of the Deaf community, native ASL users and nationally certified interpreters.
What will I study?
The sign language interpreter degree program at PPCC presents students an in-depth understanding of the field of interpreting. By pursuing a degree at PPCC, you will:
- Study the ethical and cultural issues surrounding interpreting.
- Develop an understanding of transliterating, interpreting the spoken word into sign language.
- Learn about the impact of Deaf Culture on emerging ASL literature, including non-fiction, fiction and poetry.
Example Classes I Might Take
Upon graduation from PPCC, students can work as a pre-certified sign language interpreter in a variety of settings, including:
- Community interpreting
- Post-secondary Education
- K-12 Education
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Sign Language Interpreter Preparation program, students should be able to:
- Identify tenets of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct and apply professional practice to various scenarios
- Analyze situations to determine modality most appropriate to client language need (interpret/transliterate)
- Interpret/transliterate for a diverse population (with native and non-native speakers of varying age, race, gender, education, socio-economic status, and ethnicity)
- Demonstrate preparation and brainstorming skills in preparing for assignments and demonstrate flexibility in adapting to changes that arise during an assignment
- Adjust to the interpreting/transliterating needs of the consumer based on consumer signing style and/or feedback
- Identify and apply team interpreting practices during interactive interpreting scenarios