NVCC 2003-2004 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 ASL 201, American Sign Language III, and INT 230, Interpreting: An Introduction to the Profession, or consent of instructor based on demonstrably equivalent skill level.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ASL202American Sign Language IV3
   INT134English-to-ASL Interpretation I3
   INT133ASL-to-English Interpretation I3
   INT235Interpreting in the Educational Setting3
   INT234English-to-ASL Interpretation II 3
   INT233ASL-to-English Interpretation II 3
   INT141Transliterating I 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication or ENG 111 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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