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Associate of Applied Science Degree Map - Sign Language Interpreter Preparation Program

 

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Sign Language Interpreter Preparation Program is a full-time day program that is designed to provide students with the entry-level knowledge and skills needed for a career in interpreting as well as a foundation to prepare for certification.

Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor.

Sample Academic Plan for Full Time Student

Semester 1 and 2 include the General Education courses that are required to be completed prior to applying for the Sign Language Interpreter Preparation Program.

Semester 1

Courses & Credit Hours

ASL 121 - American Sign Language I (5)

ENG 121 - English Composition I (3)

ANT 101 - Cultural Anthropology SS3 (3)

CIS 118 - Introduction to PC Applications (3) or CSC 105 - Computer Literacy (3)

Total Credits: 14

 

Semester 2

Courses & Credit Hours

ASL 122 - American Sign Language II (5)

COM 115 - Public Speaking (3)

MAT 107 - Career Math (3) or MAT 120 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts (3)

Total Credits: 11

 

Semester 3

Courses & Credit Hours

ASL 123 - American Sign Language III (5)

IPP 121 - Aspects of Interpreting I (3)

IPP 131 - Text Analysis (3)

IPP 145 - Deaf People in Society (2)

Total Credits: 13

 

Semester 4

Courses & Credit Hours

ASL 221 - American Sign Language IV

IPP 122 - Aspects of Interpreting II (3)

IPP 125 - Oral Transliterating (2)

IPP 132 - Interpretation Analysis (3)

IPP 147 - Survey of Deaf Culture (3)

IPP 205 - Educational Interpreting (4)

Total Credits: 18

 

Semester 5

Courses & Credit Hours

ASL 215 - ASL Literature (3)

ASL 222 - American Sign Language V (3)

IPP 207 - Specialized & Technical Communication (2)

IPP 225 - English to ASL Interpreting (3)

IPP 227 - ASL to English Interpreting (3)

IPP 229 - Transliterating (3)

Total Credits: 17

 

Semester 6

Courses & Credit Hours

IPP 235 - Advanced Interpreting (4)

IPP 279 - Interpreter Seminar (3)

IPP 281 - Internship* (5)

Total Credits: 12

*Internship schedule is determined by the business hosting the intern

Certificate

Basic ASL Communication Skills Certificate

The BASC certificate if for students who want to broaden their horizons by learning a new language and who plan to use their skills for casual conversation as opposed to professional interpreting.

Courses and Credit Hours

ASL 123 - American Sign Language III (5)

ASL 221 - American Sign Language IV

IPP 121 - Aspects of Interpreting I (3)

IPP 145 - Deaf People in Society (2)

IPP 147 - Survey of Deaf Culture (3)

Total Credits: 16

 

 

 

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