Preparation for a Career as a Communicator
Leading to entry-level positions as an interpreter, this program will further develop your skills, enabling you to communicate words and emotions in a second language. Those with a bachelor’s degree are eligible for this proficiency certificate program, starting with theASL/English Interpreting I proficiency certificate.
The Interpreting II certificate provides advanced knowledge about ASL as you learn about interpreting in specialized settings, translating and consecutively interpreting texts in both ASL and English, and exploring the American Deaf community and its culture from a sociological and intercultural point of view. A multimedia language and interpreting lab with video, digital and computer technology allows you to record and watch your ASL and interpreting skills.
You will gain first-hand experience through an internship, as well as fieldwork, observations and guest lecturers, for academic and career success.
Completion of this program also prepares you to take the national certification evaluation. Most students will first need several years of experience before acquiring their certification.