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

Associate Degree AS - Associate in Science


The mission of the program is to prepare students with proficiency in English and American Sign Language to enter the workforce or 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 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 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 higher must be achieved in all professional coursework.

Contact Information

Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Florida State College at Jacksonville may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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