NVCC 2004-2005 Catalog


     

PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) INTERPRETING
Career Studies Certificate AN

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 Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ASL

202

American Sign Language IV

3

 

   INT

134

English-to-ASL Interpretation I

3

 

   INT

133

ASL-to-English Interpretation I

3

 

   INT

235

Interpreting in the Educational Setting

3

 

 

   INT

234

English-to-ASL Interpretation II

 

3

 

   INT

233

ASL-to-English Interpretation II

 

3

 

   INT

141

Transliterating I

 

3

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication or ENG 111 College Composition I

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

12

12

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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