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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

(Degree program still active)

Associate of Applied Science Degree AN

Purpose:  Designed for students who have limited, if any, previous experience with interpreting for Deaf people, this degree program provides the comprehensive training in theory and practical interpreting skills necessary for employment as an educational or community interpreter. Successful completion of this program prepares the student to pursue either a Virginia Quality Assurance Screening Level, national certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. These credentials qualify the student to interpret in either educational or community settings.

Admission Requirements: The prerequisite for admission to the program is fluency in both English and American Sign Language. This is demonstrated by placement into ENG 111 and completion of the ASL Career Studies Certificate with a grade of "C" or better.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ASL 261 American Sign Language V 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
INT 105 Interpreting Foundations I 3
INT 142 Discourse Analysis 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   13
2nd Semester
ASL 262 American Sign Language VI 3
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
2__ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
INT 106 Interpreting Foundations II 3
INT 107 Translation Skills 3
Total   15
3rd Semester
INT 141 Transliterating I 3
3PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
Total   4
4th Semester
INT 130 Interpreting: An Introduction to the Profession 3
INT 133 ASL-to-English Interpretation I 3
INT 134 English-to-ASL Interpretation I 3
4__ Math Elective or Science Elective 3-4
Total   12-13
5th Semester
INT 233 ASL-to-English Interpretation II 3
INT 234 English-to-ASL Interpretation II 3
INT 237 Interpreting in Safe Setting 2
5INT Approved INT Elective 3
3__ PED/RPK Elective 1
6__ Approved Social Science Elective 3
Total   15
6th Semester
INT 250 Dialogic Interpretation I 3
INT 290 Coordinated Internship 3
Total   6
Total credits for the American Sign Language to English Interpretation A.A.S.=65-66

1 Student may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to their particular program.

2 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

3 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

4 Students may choose MTH 151 or higher or Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab chosen from the courses listed under General Education Electives.

5 Approved electives may be selected from, INT 235 Interpreting in the Educational Setting, INT 236 Interpreting in Special Situation, ASL 208 ASL for classroom, and ASL 210 ASL Storytelling.

6 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. Base selection on requirements of transfer institution.