Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting
Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting
Total Credit Hours: 31
The Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting is designed to train individuals to become Sign Language Interpreters and facilitators of communication for the Deaf. The program combines theoretical and practical learning experiences that will further develop the students’ linguistic knowledge and understanding of American Sign Language (ASL), as well as their awareness of Deaf culture
Effective fall Semester 2003, several academic policy changes were implemented to ensure that students are adequately prepared to meet business and industry standards. All Undeclared or newly Declared Students enrolled in regularly scheduled postsecondary courses must be enrolled in or must have completed developmental coursework for Math and English or have successfully placed into post-secondary Math and English (or equivalent).
Students must fulfill the English general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 12 credits of classes. This means that students may take only nine (9) credits before they must begin meeting the general education requirements. All declared students in Certificate programs will be required to successfully complete minimum general education course requirements. For more information, refer to the Admissions Information, General Education Policy section of this catalog.
A. General Education Requirements
Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking English as indicated by one of the following:
Test out of the English Placement Test (or equivalent), or
Satisfactory completion of EN096 or EN097 courses
Test out of the Math Placement Test (or equivalent), or
Satisfactory completion of MA098 course
*Students in the Certificate of Construction Technology program can successfully complete their math requirements with MA094 Mathematics for the Trades in lieu of MA098 Intermediate Algebra.
B. Major Requirements
Total Major Requirements vary by program.
Minimum Total Credits Required for a Certificate is 30 credits.
* No course may be counted for both Major and General Education requirements.
** Placement testing is not mandatory for admission to the College. Completion of placement testing of equivalent, however, is required for enrollment into English and mathematics courses. Therefore, students who plan to enroll full-time in a program should take the placement test to be eligible for a full load of courses.
2019 - 2020 College Catalog
- Demonstrate effective communication skills using American Sign Language (ASL).
- Demonstrate critical thinking and appropriate ethical responses required by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf's (RID) Code of Professional Conduct.
- Display a non-biased attitude when working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing through proper conduct.
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