American Sign Language to English Interpretation, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Annandale

Designed for students who have limited, if any, previous experience with interpreting for Deaf people, this degree program provides the comprehensive training in theory and practical interpreting skills necessary for employment as an educational or community interpreter. Successful completion of this program prepares the student to pursue either a Virginia Quality Assurance Screening Level, national certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, or a level on the Educational Interpreter's Performance Assessment. These credentials qualify the student to interpret in either educational or community settings.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ASL 261 American Sign Language V 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
INT 105 Interpreting Foundations I 3
INT 142 Discourse Analysis 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 13
2nd Semester
ASL 262 American Sign Language VI 3
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
INT 106 Interpreting Foundations II 3
INT 107 Translation Skills 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
INT 141 Transliterating I 3
3PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
Total 4
4th Semester
INT 130 Interpreting: Introduction to Profession 3
INT 133 ASL-to-English Interpretation I 3
INT 134 English-to-ASL Interpretation I 3
4 Math Elective or Science Elective 3 - 4
Total 12-13
5th Semester
INT 233 ASL-to-English Interpretation II 3
INT 234 English-to-ASL Interpretation II 3
INT 237 Interpreting ASL in Safe Settings 2
5INT/ASL Elective 3
3PED/RPK Elective 1
6 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 15
6th Semester
INT 250 Dialogic Interpretation I 3
INT 290 Coordinated Internship 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 65-66
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
American Sign Language V
ASL
261
3
ENG
111
3
Interpreting Foundations I
INT
105
3
INT
142
3
1SDV
100
1
Total 13
2nd Semester
American Sign Language VI
ASL
262
3
CST
110
3
2
3
Interpreting Foundations II
INT
106
3
Translation Skills
INT
107
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
Transliterating I
INT
141
3
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
3PED
116
1
Total 4
4th Semester
Interpreting: Introduction to Profession
INT
130
3
ASL-to-English Interpretation I
INT
133
3
English-to-ASL Interpretation I
INT
134
3
Math Elective or Science Elective
4
3 - 4
Total 12-13
5th Semester
ASL-to-English Interpretation II
INT
233
3
English-to-ASL Interpretation II
INT
234
3
Interpreting ASL in Safe Settings
INT
237
2
Elective
5INT/ASL
3
Elective
3PED/RPK
1
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
6
3
Total 15
6th Semester
Dialogic Interpretation I
INT
250
3
Coordinated Internship
INT
290
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 65-66

1 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

2 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

3 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

4 May choose MTH 154 or higher or the science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two semester sequence.

5 Approved electives may be selected from INT 235, INT 236, ASL 208, and ASL 210.

6 Elective must be approved. See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Students should base selection on requirements of transfer institution.

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