Sign Language Info Session July 14

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6/25/21

Students practicing ASL at tableIf 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, one of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, is hosting two online information sessions on Wednesday, July 14 via Zoom at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. The sessions are open to anyone interested in entering this high-demand, rewarding profession. To join in on the session, just click the Zoom link during the designated day/time:

 

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. Interpreters have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people, settings, and situations while having a meaningful impact on society.

“There’s both a local and nationwide shortage of interpreters,” said Diane Roebuck, Department Coordinator and Instructor. “Through our hands-on labs, students gain portable skills leading to great paying jobs where they can make a difference.” 

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.

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

More information visit eicc.edu/asl or call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email eiccinfo@eicc.edu