PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     
         
     

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE-ENGLISH INTERPRETATION 
Associate in 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 or 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 ASL 202 with a grade of C or better or a program assessment, successful completion of ASL 125 The History and Culture of the Deaf Community, and ASL 202 American Sign Language IV, or consent of the assistant dean based on demonstrably equivalent skill level.  In addition, students must submit an “Interpreting Interests and Background Form” to the assistant dean prior to the first INT course. 

One Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester


 

   ASL

261

American Sign Language V

3

 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   INT

105

Interpreting Foundations I

3

 

 

   SDV

 

Elective

1

 

 

   SPD

110

Introduction to Speech Communication

3

 

 

             
 

   ASL

220 Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English   3  
 

   ASL

262 American Sign Language VI   3  
 

   INT

106 Interpreting Foundations II   3  
 

   INT

107 Translation Skills   3  
  1 ___   Humanities/Fine Arts Elective   3  
             
 

   INT

141 Transliterating I     3
 

 2 PED

116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness     1
             
             

 

           

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

13

15

4



Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd 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

 

 

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Math Elective

3

 

 

___

110

Approved Social Science Elective

3

 

 

             
 

   INT

233 ASL-to-English Interpretation II   3  
 

   INT

234 English-to-ASL Interpretation II   3  
 

   INT

  Approved INT Elective (INT 235, 141, 236)       3  
 

   INT

107 Translation Skills   1  
  2 ___   PED/RPK Elective   3  
  4 ___   Approved Social Science Elective      
             
 

   INT

250 Dialogic Interpretation I     3
 

   INT

290 Coordinated Internship           5
             

 

           

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

13

8

Total Credits for the American Sign Language - English Interpretation A.A.S. Degree – 68

1 The humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the list on page 40.

2 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 205, 216, or 225.  PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 Students may choose MTH 151 or higher.

4 The social science elective may be selected from the economics, geography, history, political science, psychology or sociology (includes anthropology) courses listed on pages 40-41.  Base selection on requirements of transfer institution.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

       
 
       

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