Associate in Science
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 Gallaudet University’s B.A. in Interpretation.
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 program is open admissions, however, ASL 1130 (ASL 3) is a prerequisite for first term professional core courses. In lieu of this prerequisite, students with previous American Sign Language experience may opt to take the Proficiency in American Sign Language Communication Exam (PACE). The PACE is designed to assess a student’s level of comprehension and production of ASL and may also 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.
The Associate in Science in ASL/English Interpreting is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE).
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Lori Cimino, Instructional Program Manager, South Campus, (904) 646-2392 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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