ASL and English Interpreting

This program teaches students to become communication facilitators between deaf and hearing people so that Deaf Community members can interact fully within society. The program provides specialized-skill courses along with supervised practicum opportunities.   Apply & Register Program Details

This program teaches students to become communication facilitators between deaf and hearing people so that Deaf Community members can interact fully within society. The program provides specialized-skill courses along with supervised practicum opportunities.

 


Area of Interest:
Humanities & Languages
Degree/Certificate:
Certificate of Achievement
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
IEP-201 ASL for Interpreters1 3
IEP-209 Interpreting in Specialized Settings1 3
SLS 203 Intro to the Interpreting Profession 3
    9
Second Semester
IEP-202 Consecutive Interpreting1 3
IEP-204 Interpreting Seminar1 3
    6
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
IEP-203 Simultaneous Interpreting1 3
IEP-205 Voicing1 3
    6
Second Semester
IEP-206 Interpreting Lab1 3
IEP-207 Interpreting Practicum1 3
    6
  Total Minimum Credits 27
1 Must pass the Proficiency Interview for entrance into the IEP courses

Program Goals

  • To ensure that students can demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency in American Sign Language as well as a range of signing modalities for entry-level interpreting.
  • To prepare students to convey accurately a spoken English message into American Sign Language or a form of English signing (voice to sign interpreting) as requested by the Deaf consumer.
  • To prepare students to voice accurately a signed message from American Sign Language or a form of English signing (sign to voice interpreting) into spoken English.
  • To familiarize students with the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) set forth by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) used in the interpreting profession.
  • To instruct students in the roles, responsibilities, and function of a professional interpreter and be able to apply that knowledge to varied interpreting situations.
  • To provide students with the knowledge to assess consumer needs, language level or preference, and environmental constraints.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Show an understanding of Deaf Culture, the Deaf Community, and the interpreting profession.
  2. Use American Sign Language fluently and express knowledge of ASL linguistics.
  3. Analyze source language texts, and express them appropriately in the target language.
  4. Interpret spoken messages appropriately into ASL, both consecutively and simultaneously (voice-to-sign interpreting).
  5. Interpret signed messages appropriately into spoken English, using grammatically correct English structures (sign-to-voice interpreting).

Employment Opportunities

The student can utilize the certificate with their asscociate’s or bachelor’s degree to gain interpreting positions that do not require national certification. After gaining experience and becoming certified, more job opportunities would exist.

Special Program Requirements

Students must obtain an AA/AS in a Deaf Studies program or a related study, or a BA/BS degree. The student needs to take the Proficiency Interview in the ASL/English Interpreting department to gain entrance into the program.

Contact Persons

Professor Martine Howard, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4744
email: mhoward@camdencc.edu

Professor Sally Ann Emilius
email: semilius@camdencc.edu
ASL classes & ASL assessment

Professor Dianne Falvo
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4540
email: dfalvo@camdencc.edu
Interpreting & EIPA information

Registration and Advisement
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4506

Additional information

CIP Code

16.1603

Program Code

SLA.CA