The Interpreter Training AAS Degree Program is offered to students who desire to become qualified sign language interpreters after completion of this four semester program.
Possible Employment Responsibilities: Providing signed and voiced interpreted communication for deaf and hearing consumers.
Possible Employment Positions: Interpreter, Interpreter/Aide, Educational Interpreter, Video Relay Interpreter, Vocational Communication Specialist, and Interpreter/Tutor.
Possible Employment Locations: Public, private, and residential schools; vocational rehabilitation agencies, businesses which employ deaf individuals, government agencies, community organizations, churches serving the deaf , Video Relay service providers, and Video Remote Interpreting companies.
Prerequisites: Taking the sign language proficiency test determining appropriate placement in SGNL 1301 , SGNL 1302 , SGNL 2301 or SGNL 2302 .
ITP “Skills” Courses-Grade Requirements: In order for a student to advance to the next course within the ITP course of study, the student must pass each of the following “skills” courses with a grade of “B” or better: SLNG 1211 , SGNL 1301 , SGNL 1302 , SGNL 2301 , SGNL 2302 , SLNG 2302 and SLNG 2331 . ITP majors making a grade of “C” or below on any of these courses will be required to repeat the course(s).