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Become an Interpreter

Our ASL-English Interpreter Education program requires that all students have proficiency in both ASL and English prior to beginning the program.

After having completed ASL 202   - or obtaining your ASL Career Studies Certificate and after having qualified to take ENG 111 via placement testing, you will be eligible to being taking our Interpreter Education courses.

The Interpreter Education Program is designed to prepare our students to begin working within the ASL-English Interpreting field. 

Our Interpreter Education program has courses offered both online and in the classroom. Our schedule is designed to accommodate busy and working students.
Face to face classes meet in the evenings; twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays for first year students and Tuesday and Thursdays for second year students.

The first year, you will focus heavily on further development of both ASL and English skills, and begin honing translation skills between the two languages.

In your second year, you will have extensive practice in translating between ASL and English.

The last “third” year or the very last semester is actually your internship. A successfully completed internship of 150 hours will help prepare for an entry level position within the field.

The Interpreter Education program will help you learn how to appropriately apply the Professional Code of Conduct, research and prepare for freelance assignments, network with your colleagues, and develop professional skills and appreciation for continued professional development and networking.