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  Florida Community College programs of study
  Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science
  Sign Language Interpretation (221A)
  This program prepares students for employment as interpreters for the deaf, and provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in occupations such as nursing, education and human services agencies. Students learn vocabulary and linguistic principles of the language and the process for interpreting into both English and American Sign Language (ASL). Students will also study the ethical and professional considerations of working in this field. Finally, cognitive information is presented which deals with aspects of deaf culture and the phenomenon of deafness itself.
  General Education Courses
  ENC 1101 English Composition I (3)
  ENC 1102 English Composition II: Writing About Non-Fiction Prose (3)
  *Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
  *Humanities (3)
  *Mathematics (3)
  Total General Education Credits: 15
  Professional Courses
  SPA 1612 American Sign Language I (3)
  EHD 1000 Orientation to Deafness (3)
  SPC 2600 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3)
  SPA 1613 American Sign Language II (3)
  CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts (3)
  SPA 1614 American Sign Language III (3)
  SPA 1626 Fingerspelling (2)
  SPA 1615 American Sign Language IV (3)
  SPA 1617 Structure of American Sign Language (3)
  EHD 1400 Introduction to Interpreting (4)
  EHD 1406 Interactive Interpreting I (6)
  EHD 1407 Interactive Interpreting II (4)
  EHD 1413 Interactive Interpreting III (3)
  **EHD 1930 Special Topics in Interpreting (2)
  EHD 1941 Interpreting Practicum (2)
  EHD 1414 Interactive Interpreting IV (2)
  **EHD 1404 Interactive Transliterating (3)
    or EHD 1420 Oral Transliteration (3)
  EHD 1942 Interpreting Internship (4)
  EHD 1945 Evaluation Preparation (1)
  Total Professional Course Credits: 57
  Professional Electives:
  Total Professional Elective Credits:
  Total Program Credits: 72
  *Refer to General Education Requirements
  *Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
  **Students interested in an educational interpreting specialty should take EHD 1402 Issues of Educational Interpreting (6 credit hours) in place of EHD 1404, 1930 and 1945.
  NOTE: You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.
  Total Tuition and Fees: Estimate tuition* is $4,400 (*for Florida residents, as of 7/04)

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