ASL

High-quality, student-centered, intensive interpreter education

Are you a lifelong learner? Do you enjoy languages and learning about other cultures? Do you already have exposure to American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture? The field of interpreting may be the path for you.

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in ASL/English Interpreting is a limited access program that provides students with a unique opportunity to transform a passion for language, culture and people into an exciting, challenging and rewarding career.

The ASL program prepares students with minimum-level English and ASL abilities to enter the workforce and transfer to bachelor's programs. ASL curriculum provides the foundational knowledge of interpretation and emphasizes interpreting skill development through American Sign Language classes and Sign Language Interpretation classes. Students are provided with progressive simulated experiences, ongoing diagnostic feedback and a local internship.

The A.S. in ASL/English Interpreting is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE).

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Program Code: 221A

72 Credits

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.

Phone

(904) 646-2300

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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

Students who complete the A.S. degree may be prepared to take the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) and the National Interpreter Certification (NIC) Knowledge Exam upon graduation. Students who complete the A.S. degree and an additional bridge of 15 credits in general education are eligible for the 2+2 articulation with the University of North Florida’s B.S. in ASL/English Interpreting. The A.S. degree also satisfies the prerequisite courses for several other bachelor’s programs in interpreting both in and out of state. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree prior to, or in conjunction with the A.S. degree may also be prepared to take the National Interpreter Certification (NIC) Interview and Performance Exam upon graduation.

Career Opportunities

Educational and community interpreting at the apprentice level are available in a variety of settings. Completion of a bachelor’s degree and national certification allows for access to larger range of work settings. Learn more about career options and available resources at Discovering Interpreting.
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