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.
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.
The Associate in Science in ASL/English Interpreting is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE).
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.
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.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance into the Associate in Science in ASL/English Interpreting program, students must:
- Enroll as a Florida State College at Jacksonville student;
- Complete ENC 1101 or ENC 1101C with a grade of "C" or better;
- Contact the Instructional Program Manager to be scheduled for the Proficiency in American Sign Language Exam (PACE); and
- Pass the Proficiency in American Sign Language Communication Exam (PACE) (administered by SLIP staff).
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Lori Cimino, Instructional Program Manager, South Campus, (904) 646-2392 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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