PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     
         
     

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 202 American Sign Language IV, ASL 125 The History and Culture of the Deaf Community, and INT 130 Interpreting: An Introduction to the Profession, or consent of instructor based on demonstrably equivalent skill level.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   INT

105

Foundations of Interpreting I

3

 

 

   INT

106

Foundations of Interpreting II

 

3

 

   INT

107

Translation Skills

 

3

 

 

   INT

133

ASL-to-English Interpretation I

 

 

3

 

   INT

134

English-to-ASL Interpretation I

 

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

6

6

6



Second Year

1st Semester

 

 


 

   INT

141

Transliterating I

3

 

   INT

233

ASL-to-English Interpretation II

3

 

   INT

234

English-to-ASL Interpretation II

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

9

 

 

Total Credits for the American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting Career Studies Certificate = 27.

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

       
 
       

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