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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.

The Sign Language Interpretation Program (SLIP) is a selective access program and admission is based on passing the Proficiency in American Sign Language Exam (PACE), which is administered by the SLIP staff. Students may have achieved the requisite ASL skills through life experience or formal instruction. For more information call 904.646.2406.

Estimated tuition is $4,781 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Contact program manager about additional costs (textbooks, fees and materials).


General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
ENC 1102 Writing About Non-Fiction 3
  or LIT 2000 Introduction to Literature: Writing
  About Fiction
  *Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
  *Humanities 3
  *Mathematics 3
  Credit Hours 15


Professional Courses
EHD 1000 Orientation to Deafness 3
SPC 2600 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts 3
SPA 1626 Fingerspelling 3
SPA 1605 American Sign Language IV 3
SPA 1617 Structure of American Sign Language 3
EHD 1400 Introduction to Interpreting 4
EHD 1402 Issues in Educational Interpreting 3
EHD 1409 Interpreting in Special Settings —
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 Transliterating  
EHD 1942 Interpreting Internship 4
EHD 1945 Evaluation Preparation 3
  Credit Hours 57

Total Credit Hours: 72

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

SPA 1602, SPA 1603 and SPA 1604 (American Sign Language I, II and III) are offered for college foreign language credit.

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.


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