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 Advanced American Sign Language I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
INT 105 Interpreting Foundations I 3
INT 142 Discourse Analysis 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
Total 14
2nd Semester
ASL 262 Advanced American Sign Language II 4
CST 110 Introduction to Human Communication 3
1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
INT 106 Interpreting Foundations II 3
INT 107 Translation Skills 3
Total 16
3rd Semester
INT 141 Transliterating I 3
Total 3
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
2 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
3 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 11
6th Semester
INT 250 Dialogic Interpretation I 3
INT 290 Coordinated Internship 3
Total 11
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 62-63
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Advanced American Sign Language I
ASL
261
4
ENG
111
3
INT
105
3
INT
142
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
Total 14
2nd Semester
Advanced American Sign Language II
ASL
262
4
Introduction to Human Communication
CST
110
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
1
3
INT
106
3
INT
107
3
Total 16
3rd Semester
INT
141
3
Total 3
4th Semester
Interpreting: Introduction to Profession
INT
130
3
INT
133
3
INT
134
3
Math Elective or Science Elective
2
3 - 4
Total 12-13
5th Semester
INT
233
3
INT
234
3
INT
237
2
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
3
Total 11
6th Semester
Dialogic Interpretation I
INT
250
3
Coordinated Internship
INT
290
3
Total 11
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 62-63

1 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

2 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. 

3 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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