The Interpreter Training Technology Associate of Applied Science degree prepares graduates for entry-level careers as American Sign Language/English Interpreters. The interpreter training technology program will provide graduates with a strong academic and technical foundation designed to prepare them for state certification.
The Interpreter Training Technology Associate of Applied Science degree requires the completion general academic and technical coursework. The program includes a supervised internship as a capstone external learning experience, which integrates all instructional components of the program.
Students may also earn an ASL Communications Skills certificate. This certificate concentrates on developing skills that are required for simple communication with ASL speakers. It is not intended to prepare students to perform as interpreters. Students who desire those skills should complete the Associate of Applied Science degree.
The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.
By completing the program, students will earn two awards:
1 General Education Requirements for Workforce Programs; Students must complete either a 4 credit hour Life & Physical Sciences course OR a combination of a 3 hour MATH course from the requirements list AND any 1 credit hour PHED course.
2 Student must have passed the Mid-Program Evaluation. Student should also begin attempting the DARS BEI Test of English Proficiency. Contact the Interpreter Training Dept. for more information.