Program Guide
Sign Language Interpreter Education
Associate in Applied Science

This program guide lists the current requirements for this degree. See bottom of page for a link to previous versions of this program guide.
Humanities Division
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The program in interpreting prepares students for basic entry-level skills in sign language interpreting and transliterating. The American Sign Language courses prepare students to communicate effectively in ASL. The Interpreter Education courses provide theories of interpreting as well as specific training for interpreting/transliterating skill development. Students will gain a working knowledge of the Deaf Community, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct, certification options, and the field of interpreting in various settings.

 
 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

1.  Pre-requisite courses include ASL. 101 with a minimum grade of 2.5; ASL. 102 with a minimum grade of 3.0; and ASL. 111 with a minimum grade of 2.5.

2.  A final grade of 3.0 or higher for each Sign Language Interpreter Education (SLIE) course is required before taking the next level SLIE course in that series and/or to be considered as meeting a course pre-requisite requirement.

3.  ASL Fluency Requirement: A Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) score of 2.75 or above is required before enrollment into the interpreting skills development courses.  These course series begin in the second year of the program with SLIE 230 ASL to English I, and SLIE 240 Interpreting and Transliterating I.

 
 

Occupational Specialty Courses

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
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    SLIE-103  American Sign Language III   
    SLIE-104  Selected Features of ASL   
    SLIE-203  ASL Discourse   
    SLIE-204  American Sign Language IV   
    SLIE-205  American Sign Language V   
    SLIE-206  Intro to ASL Linguistics   
    SLIE-215  Professional Responsibility   
    SLIE-220  Processing Skills Development   
    SLIE-230  ASL to English I   
    SLIE-231  ASL to English II   
    SLIE-240  Interpreting and Transliterating I   
    SLIE-241  Interpreting and Transliterating II   
    SLIE-242  Advanced Skill Development Interpreting   
    SLIE-255  Interpreters Certification Prep.   
    SLIE-290  Practicum I   
    SLIE-291  Practicum II   
Group Total  49 53  
 

Related Requirement Courses

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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    ENGL-100  College Reading and Study Skills   
Group Total  3 3  
 

Recommended Elective Courses

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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    SLIE-245  Intro to Deaf Blind Interpreting   
    SLIE-250  Educational Interpreting   
    COMM-131  Fundamentals of Public Speaking   
    THTR-120  Acting I - Fundamentals of Acting   
    ENGL-211  Introduction to Storytelling Literature   
Group Total  As needed  
 

General Education Requirements (minimum of 18 credits required)

 


English Composition (3 credits)

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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    ENGL-101  English Composition I   
  or  ENGL-103  Composition for Technical Fields I   


Humanities (3 credits)

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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    SLIE-103  American Sign Language III   


Social Science (3 credits)

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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      Complete any 100 level or higher Social Science course 


Mathematics (3-4 credits)

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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      Test out by placing into MATH 120 or higher on the MCC Placement test OR Complete any 100 level or higher Mathematics course 


Additional General Education Credits to Fulfill General Education Requirements

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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    ENGL-102  English Composition II   
  or  ENGL-104  Composition for Technical Fields II   
    SLIE-204  American Sign Language IV   
Group Total  18 18  
     
    Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
 
      PROGRAM TOTAL: 61-65 65-69  
 

NOTE:  Courses listed under Occupational Specialty and Related Requirement Courses may also be used toward fulfilling General Education Requirements if they are listed there.  Students may only earn credit once for the course.

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