American Sign Language (ASL) and Interpreting Studies (Certificate)

Degree Description

The Certificate in American Sign Language Interpreting is designed to provide the foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in American Sign Language Interpreting or within the Deaf community. This certificate is aligned to the AA American Sign Language Interpreting degree. 

Certificate Requirements: 34 credits

ASL 101

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 102

American Sign Language II

4

ASL 200

Introduction to the Deaf Community

3

ASL 201

American Sign Language III

4

ASL 202

American Sign Language IV

4

ASL 203

Analysis of American Sign Language to English

3

ASL 215

American Sign Language Literature: Narratives

3

ITP 201

Ethics and Social Justice of Interpreting

3

ITP 211

Fundamentals of Interpreting I

3

ITP 212

Fundamentals of Interpreting II        

3

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, student will be able to:

- Manage complicated interactions using expanded American Sign Language grammatical structures.

- Analyze ASL and English discourse to create and evaluate translations, across languages (ASL and English) for faithfulness to the source text.

- Demonstrate an awareness of diversity within the Deaf Community and apply this knowledge in ethical decision making scenarios.