Sign Language Interpreter Training

Program Requirements

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts

Sign language interpreters make communication accessible between hearing and Deaf or Hard of Hearing people. Interpreters listen to a spoken message and convert it into a visual message as well as converting the visual message back into a spoken message. A career in interpreting should appeal to those who have a special interest in language and communication and who enjoy working with people. ASL courses may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for a BA degree when approved by the specific program. Consult with the Chair of the program for approval.

Program Requirements:

  1. General requirements for a baccalaureate degree, p. 8 of the 2007-2008 Course Catalog.
  2. Required courses: ITP 201. 202, 210, 215, 220, 302, 310, 399, 410, 485
  3. Required support courses: ASL 200, 250, 260, 300, 350, 407, and 416
  4. A grade of "C" or better is required in all ITP courses to count toward major.

Requirements for a Minor:
Students seeking an ASL minor must complete the following courses: ASL 200, 250, 260, 300, 350, and ITP 202.

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