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

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.

To learn more about interpreting check out discoverinterpreting.com.

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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