American Sign Language/English Interpreter, Associate in Applied Science Degree

Information Session July 10

Scott Community College
 (SCC), one of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, is hosting a program informational session July 10 from 4 – 6 p.m. at SCC’s main campus, 500 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf, Room 1314. The session is open to anyone interested in becoming an ASL interpreter. See more information event information here.

Program Description for American Sign Language/English Interpreter

The American Sign Language/English Interpreter Program is an intensive two-year program after the completion of the Deaf Studies Certificate. It contains practical coursework for gaining proficiency in sign language through classroom style lectures, practicum, and hands on experience.

A solid general education background is an important attribute for job seekers; the curriculum includes college credits in math, English and the humanities. After the completion of the program, students can begin work at an entry-level position in the educational setting or freelance as a sign language interpreter. As a professional interpreter, you will provide access for consumers through communication facilitation and cultural mediation in a variety of settings.

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Award Options for American Sign Language/English Interpreter

  • Associate in Applied Science - American Sign Language/English Interpreter
    After completion of the Deaf Studies Certificate.

  • Certificate - Deaf Studies

Job Outlook for American Sign Language/English Interpreter

Students practicing sign language interpretingEmployment of interpreters and translators is projected to increase 42 percent over the 2010-20 decade, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Wage and salary interpreters and translators had median annual wages of $43,300 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,950, and the top 10 percent earned more than $86,410.

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NOTE: The ASL I - VI classes can be taken for Foreign Language credit at the state universities and some private colleges.

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Locations: Scott Community College

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