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


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CIP Code: 16.603
NOVA Code: 6400

Offered through AN

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: 65-66 credits


1 May substitute the SDV 101  Orientation section related to this program.

2 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives .

3 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116 , 2 cr.; PED 116 , 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116 , 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116  is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

4 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 . Some four-year colleges require a two semester sequence.

5 Approved electives may be selected from INT 235 , INT 236 , ASL 208 , and ASL 210 .

6 Elective must be approved. See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives . Students should base selection on requirements of transfer institution.

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