Interpreting, transliterating and cultural competence

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in ASL/English Interpreting degree program prepares students who possess intermediate American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency for pre-certified status and the prerequisite knowledge/skills for entrance into a baccalaureate level ASL/English interpretation program. Program curriculum provides a foundation in theories of interpretation with an emphasis on interpreting skill development. In addition to coursework, students are provided with progressive simulated experiences, readily accessible faculty and program staff and ongoing diagnostic feedback. The program culminates in a skill-based internship aimed at gainful employment in the field of sign language interpretation.

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, Communication, and Education
Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.


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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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