Sign Language Interpreting

Connecting Language to Sight

“A different language is a different vision of life.” – Federico Fellini

Skill, energy, and dedication are at the center of Quincy University’s Sign Language Interpreting major. With the help of QU’s skilled and experienced faculty, students join an ever-expanding field of professional interpreters. Communicate closely with the deaf community as you learn, connect and grow in understanding of the deaf culture.

Your Courses

Quincy University’s curriculum will prepare you to earn National Interpreting Certification (NIC) and to qualify through the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA). From Introduction to Interpreting to American Sign Language V, you’ll become proficient in American Sign Language as well as study Deaf culture and the practical and ethical aspects of interpreting.

Expanding Horizons

The Interpreter Training program fully prepared me to have fluent conversations with members of the Deaf community. As a student, I was able to interpret in a wide range of settings such as medical, church, theater, and even on the field at Busch Stadium in St. Louis!
Ashley VanCamp '15, Admissions Counselor

Your Career Options

  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Para-Educator

Active Learning Opportunities

  • Students will participate in QU’s dedicated 150 hour practicum course to give them the experience they need to be successful in the field
  • Intern at counseling, physical therapy, court, and probation facilities in the area
  • Work in Quincy University’s ASL Lab where you can do research and practice signing
Fun Fact: For several years now, our Sign Language Interpreters Club has been invited to sign the National Anthem at a St. Louis Cardinals game.

There’s no application fee when you apply online.

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