Sign Language Info Session July 10

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6/17/19

Students practicing sign language interpretingIf you have a passion for communication and helping others, Scott Community College’s American Sign Language/English Interpreter Program could be the perfect career path for you.

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.

The role of an interpreter is to effectively facilitate communication between deaf individuals and hearing individuals. Interpreters translate English into American Sign Language and vice versa by actively listening and signing, or watching and speaking.

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. Graduates may work in an educational setting or as a freelance sign language interpreter.

There is a high demand for professionals in this field and interpreters have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people, settings, and situations while having a meaningful impact on society.

Those attending the info session will have the opportunity to tour the lab, meet with instructors and have all their questions answered about the program, financial aid opportunities and how to enroll for classes.

To register call toll-free 1-888-336-3907. More information about the ASL Program is available online at eicc.edu/asl