Interpreter Preparation (INTR)Students will develop skills in expressive and receptive use of American Sign Language and specific technical skills required to interpret and transliterate.
In addition, students will study topics relevant to Deaf people and the field of interpreting. Students will experience a wide variety of learning activities to enhance practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge. These include on-site observations and interviews, attendance at Deaf-related community activities, guest lectures, video and audio lab assignments, and classroom lectures.
CCBC offers two INTR program options – The A.A.S program is ideal for students who want to become ASL Interpreters and do not already have a degree. The Certificate program is ideal for students who want to become ASL Interpreters but already have a degree. Transcript evaluation may be necessary to determine if prerequisites have been fulfilled.
ProgramsAssociate of Applied Science
- Interpreters may consider self-employment or private practice positions in the corporate and non-profit sectors, or work placement through an interpreter referral agency.
- Employment opportunities span the educational, medical, mental health, religious, performing arts, legal, and platform settings.
- Currently, qualified interpreters are in demand in all fields.