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November 27, 2017 James Revillini

Interpreter Training Program

Associate in Science Degree

Interpreter Training Program

 

MISSION

The Interpreter Training Program (ITP) ASL/ENGLISH is a program of study leading to an Associate in Science degree.  The purpose of the program is to provide quality interpreter education in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary endeavor focusing on preparing student interpreters of ASL and English.  This profession career program is a comprehensive, sequenced, and integrated series of courses that is intended to provide students with the necessary techniques and skills required for professional work as interpreters at the entry level.  The Registry of interpreters for the Deaf (RID) is the organization that oversees the certification of interpreters.  The National Interpreter Certification (NIC) process includes the knowledge exam which can be taken at anytime and the performance exam which requires a Bachelor’s degree.  More information and requirements can be found at www.rid.org  Graduation from the NCCC ITP does not guarantee students will be granted certification.

The Interpreter Training Program (ITP) is an intensive program of study that requires commitment through the Summer session as well as the Fall and Spring semesters. The skills required for becoming an interpreter for the Deaf rely on a secure foundation of ASL linguistics. The preparatory courses are structured so that students build a foundation of the linguistics of ASL to communicate on an advanced level with native ASL signers. This level of proficiency is essential to the subsequent courses required for the ITP.  Students must possess a reliable computer and internet connection to complete the course requirements.

FACULTY

Dr. Sarah Bement, sbement@nwcc.edu, 860.738.6382

OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  1. Effectively interpret between English and American Sign Language.
  2. Appropriately apply the principles of the RID/NAD Code of Professional Conduct to interpreting situations.
  3. Mediate cultural differences between Deaf and hearing consumers with sensitivity to and awareness of American Deaf culture.
  4. Provide resources and relevant information to consumers.

COURSEWORK

Interpreter Training Program CORE courses

FALL SEMESTER
7 1 7 course Layout
Session 1 Session 2
ASL 101 American Sign Language 1                          ASL 102 American Sign Language 2
DSC 112 Visual Gestural Communication
SPRING SEMESTER
7 1 7 course Layout
Session 1 Session 2
INT 103 Pre Terp (LRON)                          ASL 205 Linguistics (LRON)
ASL 201(LRON)                          ASL 202 (LRON)
DSC 112 Deaf Communities: Fact and Perspective  (ONLINE)
SUMMER
ASL 206 Advanced ASL for Interpreters (LRON)
INT 234 Educational Interpreting for Specialized Pops (ONLINE)
INT 121 Professional Standards (LRON)
FALL SEMESTER
INT 213 Interpreting I Consecutive (LRON or HYFLEX)
INT 214 Sign to Voice ASL to English (LRON or HYFLEX))
SPRING SEMESTER
INT 215 Interpreting II Simultaneous (LRON or HYFLEX)
INT 242 Practicum in Interpreting (On SITES VARIES: ONLINE REPORTING of HOURS)

General Education Core courses

(can be taken any semester)

1 Eng*101 English Composition 3
2 MAT*or higher Mathematics Elective (MAT* 100 or higher) 3
3 Elective Arts and Humanities Elective, ASL 201 3 credits,
ASL 202 3 Credits
3-4
4 Elective Scientific Reasoning or Scientific Knowledge & Understanding Elective Students are advised to take a science class such as BIO, EAS, or EVS 3-4
5 PSY*111 General Psychology I 3
6 COM 173 Public Speaking 3
7 CCS*101 College Career and Success 3