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2022-2023 NOVA Catalog 
    
2022-2023 NOVA Catalog

American Sign Language to English Interpretation, A.A.S.

Location(s): AN


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CIP Code: 16.1603

NOVA Code: 6400

Purpose: Designed for students who have limited, if any, previous experience with interpreting for Deaf people, this degree program provides the comprehensive training in theory and practical interpreting skills necessary for employment as an educational or community interpreter. Successful completion of this program prepares the student to pursue either a Virginia Quality Assurance Screening Level, national certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, or a level on the Educational Interpreter’s Performance Assessment. These credentials qualify the student to interpret in either educational or community settings.

Admission Requirements: The prerequisite for admission to the program is fluency in both English and American Sign Language. This is demonstrated by placement into ENG 111  and completion of the ASL Career Studies Certificate with a grade of “C” or better.

Two Years


Total credits for the American Sign Language to English Interpretation A.A.S. Degree: 62-63 credits


1 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

2 May choose MTH 154  or higher or the science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives 

3 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives . Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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