Interpreter Training Technology


Our Interpreter Training Program is a two-year curriculum designed to prepare you to interpret and transliterate spoken English into American Sign Language and American Sign Language into spoken English, at an entry-level, while working with the deaf and hard of hearing. The interpreter works in a variety of settings including educational, medical, community, business, and occupational.

The primary goals of the program are to develop your language skills, prepare you to take the state-level screening, and provide you with knowledge and understanding of the work of a sign language interpreter. After you’ve passed state-level screening, you are ready for an entry-level position, where you will continue to gain knowledge and skills and prepare for national certification.

All training activities and instructional materials emphasize the importance of maintaining high personal standards. Work habits and ethical practices required on the job are an integral part of the instruction. You will not only receive hands-on learning experiences in the classroom with industry-standard equipment but you are required to spend much time in the Deaf Community to apply your knowledge.

Upon completion of the two-year program, you will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree in Interpreter Training Technology.

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Important Program Information

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Introduction to Interpreting 3
Foundation of Deafness 3
Expressive and Receptive Fingerspelling 1
American Sign Language I 4
American Sign Language II 4
Transliterating I 3
Transliterating II 3
Sign-to-Voice Interpreting I 3
Educational Interpreting 3
Approved Elective 3
Total Hours 30
Course Hours
American Sign Language III 3
Interpreting 3
Sign-to-Voice Interpreting II 3
Interpreting in Special Situations 3
Interpreting Practicum 3
Total Hours (includes career certificate course hours) 45
Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 60–62


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