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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Sep 18, 2019
 
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] [Archived Catalog]

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


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Associate in Science

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.

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 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 exciting, challenging, and rewarding career. Professional ASL/English Interpreters work in a wide variety of settings and situations and have opportunities for both contract or full time employment. As interpreting skills develop, qualified interpreters can work in specialized settings such as DeafBlind, Education, Healthcare, Legal, Mental Health, Spanish-influenced Settings, and Video Relay/Remote Interpreting.

The Proficiency in American Sign Language Communication Exam (PACE) is designed to assess a student's level of comprehension and production of ASL. A passing score on the PACE can be used in lieu of an ASL 1130  pre-requisite requirement. Additionally, the assessment may be used to recommend placement in ASL courses.  Students are encouraged to contact the Instructional Program Manager to be scheduled for the PACE.

A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional coursework.

Program Accreditation

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

Need More Information? Contact:

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

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Recommended Roadmap for this Program

Curriculum


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 21

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 45

A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in all Professional coursework.

Total Credit Hours: 66

Recommended Course Sequencing


Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV

Semester V

Note


ASL 1140 (American Sign Language I)  and ASL 1150 (American Sign Language II)  are offered for college foreign language credit. ASL 1130 (American Sign Language III)  is offered to assist students in developing requisite skills to pass the PACE, satisfy pre-requisite requirements for the ASL/Deaf related bachelor's degrees or personal enrichment. Students may enroll in ASL 1140 (American Sign Language I) , ASL 1150 (American Sign Language II) , ASL 1130 (American Sign Language III) , ASL 1210 (American Sign Language IV) , ASL 1300 (Linguistics of American Sign Language) , ASL 2212 (American Sign Language Discourse) , ASL 2510 (Deaf Culture)  or INT 1000 (Introduction to Interpreting)  to satisfy elective course options within the Associate in Arts (University Transfer) (1108) (A.A.)  degree program.  Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.  Many courses in this catalog have pre-requisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.  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.

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 for prior learning 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 (2018/2019) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2018/2019 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 pre-requisite 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.

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