The employment outlook for American Sign Language/English interpreters is promising. As the population grows, so does the need for interpreters. Another factor in the predicted increase in employment opportunities is the effort many social service agencies, school systems, medical services and industries are making to provide interpreting services.
JCCC’s program concentrates on preparing students to provide entry-level interpretation and transliteration for the deaf, hard of hearing and non-deaf communities. During the last semester of the program, students participate in a practicum class in which they interpret under supervision in a variety of situations. Upon successful completion of this program, and a required capstone evaluation, students will earn an associate of applied science degree.
This is a selective admission program with limited enrollment. The deadline for fall semester applications is February 15th. If you are interested, contact the Admissions office for an application packet, which includes prerequisites, deadlines, admission requirements and academic criteria.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all coursework. (Major Code 216A; State CIP Code 16.1603)
Associate of Applied Science Degree
|ASL 120||Elementary American Sign Language I||0-3|
|ASL 121||Elementary American Sign Language II*||0-3|
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
General Education Requirements
Note: It is highly recommended that all general education requirements be taken prior to enrollment in the program or during the summer. However, AAC 150 should be taken in student's last semester due to course/career relevancy.
|ANTH 125||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|SPD 120||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|INTR 122||Intermediate American Sign Language I*||3|
|INTR 126||Classifiers in American Sign Language*||2|
|INTR 130||Survey of the Interpreting Profession*||3|
|INTR 145||Introduction to the Deaf Community*||3|
|INTR 147||Fingerspelling I*||2|
|INTR 123||Intermediate American Sign Language II*||3|
|INTR 131||Interpreting Preparation Skills*||2|
|INTR 135||Intro to American Sign Language Linguistics*||3|
|INTR 242||Fingerspelling II*||2|
|INTR 248||Deaf Community Ethnography*||3|
|INTR 181||Interpreting Practicum I*||1|
|INTR 223||Advanced American Sign Language*||3|
|INTR 226||Specialized and Technical Vocabulary*||2|
|INTR 250||Interpreting I*||6|
Total Program Hours: 66-72