NVCC 2001-2002 Catalog
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Career Studies Certificate AN  

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Purpose: This program prepares students for careers in which it is necessary or helpful to proceed beyond sign language skills to become an interpreter. This requires vocabulary development, and enhanced processing, transliterating, and interpreting skills. Students will be prepared to take the Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (QAS) examination, passing it at a level sufficient to permit entry-level employment as a full-time or freelance professional interpreter in educational or governmental settings or private practice.

Admission Requirements: Successful completion of SCM 200, Advanced American Sign Language I, and SCM 230, Introduction to Interpreting, or consent of instructor based on demonstrably equivalent skill level.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   SCM210Advanced ASL for Interpreters3
   SCM211Expressive Interpreting I3
   SCM231Sign to Voice Interpreting I3
   SCM235Interpreting in the Educational
   SCM212Expressive Interpreting II 3
   SCM232Sign to Voice Interpreting II 3
   SCM241Transliterating I 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication or 
   ENG111 College Composition I 3

Total Credits/Semester1212

Total Credits for the American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting Career Studies Certificate = 24.

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (STD) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NVCC.

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