Be a communications conduit between the hearing and non-hearing worlds – interpreting English in a hearing context and American Sign Language in a Deaf-cultural context.
As an interpreter, you're the crucial link between two very different worlds. You take a message from English, in a hearing-world context, and place it in American Sign Language (ASL) in a Deaf-cultural context. And you do the same in reverse.
As an interpreter, you require excellent social and interpersonal skills, as well as emotional stamina and agility. It's your job to protect the integrity of communication by not changing or influencing its meaning; both audiences depend on you to understand each other.
In your first year, you focus on Deaf culture, advanced-level American Sign Language (ASL), pre-interpretation skills and the theory of interpretation. In second year, you focus on the practice of interpretation.
Program delivery may be subject to change based on Public Health guidelines.
Tuition is valid for the 2021-22 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.
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