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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Discontinued FA 2012(Career Studies Certificate only)

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 (VQAS) 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.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
INT 105 Foundations of Interpreting I 3
Total   6
2nd Semester
INT 106 Foundations of Interpreting II 3
INT 107 Translation Skills 3
Total   6
3rd Semester
INT 133 ASL-to-English Interpretation I 3
INT 134 English-to-ASL Interpretation I 3
Total   6
4th Semester
INT 141 Transliterating I 3
INT 233 ASL-to-English Interpretation II 3
INT 234 English-to-ASL Interpretation II 3
Total   9
Total credits for the American Sign Language Interpreting Career Studies Certificate=27

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