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  Sep 26, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog [Aug. 2017-Aug. 2018] 
  
2017-2018 Catalog [Aug. 2017-Aug. 2018]

ASL/English Interpreting (221A) (A.S.)


Associate in Science

This is a Selective Access program.

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in ASL/English Interpreting provides students with a unique opportunity to transform a passion for language, culture, and people into an existing, challenging, and rewarding career. 

A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all Professional core courses.

Mission/Purpose

The mission of the program is to prepare students with minimum level English and American Sign Language abilities to enter the workforce and transfer to Baccalaureate programs. Program curriculum provides the foundational knowledge of interpretation and emphasizes interpreting skill development. Students are provided with progressive simulated experiences, ongoing diagnostic feedback, and a local internship experience.

Accreditation

The Associate in Science in ASL/English Interpreting is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE).

Articulation

The Associate in Science in ASL/English Interpreting has a 2+2 articulation with the University of North Florida's B.S. degree in ASL/English Interpreting.

Admission Requirements

The Associate in Science in ASL/English Interpreting is a selective access program and admission is based on a grade of "C" or better in ENC 1101 or ENC 1101C and passing the Proficiency in American Sign Language Communication Exam (PACE), which is administered by the Sign Language Interpretation Program (SLIP) staff. Students may have achieved the requisite American Sign Language (ASL) skills through life experience or formal instruction.  Professional core courses must be taken in sequence with the designed prerequisite and corequisite courses. 

Application Procedure

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance into the Associate in Science in ASL/English Interpreting program, students must:

  1. Enroll as a Florida State College at Jacksonville student;
  2. Complete ENC 1101  or ENC 1101C  with a grade of "C" or better;
  3. Contact the Instructional Program Manager to be scheduled for the Proficiency in American Sign Language Exam (PACE); and
  4. Pass the Proficiency in American Sign Language Communication Exam (PACE) (administered by SLIP staff).

Need More Information? Contact:

Lori Cimino, Instructional Program Manager, South Campus, (904) 646-2392 or lori.cimino@fscj.edu

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Prerequisites


Students must pass the Proficiency in American Sign Language Communication Exam (PACE), which is administered by the SLIP staff.  Additionally, the following course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to admission to the Associate in Science in ASL/English Interpreting program.

Curriculum


General Education

Credit Hours: 21

Professional Courses

Credit Hours: 51
A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in all Professional Core courses.

Total Credit Hours: 72

Note


  and   are offered for college foreign language credit.   is offered to assist students in developing requisite skills to pass the PACE.  Students may enroll in  ,  ,  ,     and   without being admitted into the ASL/English Interpreting (221A) (A.S.)  program in order to satisfy elective course options within the Associate in Arts (University Transfer) (1108) (A.A.)  degree program.  

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses (All college cumulative).
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a "C" or better in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a "C" or better requirement.
  7. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.

 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2017/2018) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2017/2018 academic year.  The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of "C" or better regardless of program of study.

Articulation


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor's degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.

University Transfer


This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.