The A. Eugene & Bernice Hoeper ASL and Interpreting ProgramStudents will develop skills in expressive and receptive use of American Sign Language (ASL) and specific technical skills required to interpret and transliterate.
Our interpreting programs offer courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and Interpretation between ASL and English. Students will first obtain proficiency in ASL and Deaf Culture through a wide variety of learning activities to enhance practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge.
- On-site observations
- Attendance at Deaf-related community activities
- Guest lectures
- Video and audio lab assignments
ProgramsAssociate of Arts
Interpreter Preparation program available online for Spring 2022
The Interpreter Preparation Program is offering a fully-online option starting in the Spring of 2022. If you are interested in studying to become an interpreter and would like to do the entire program online, contact Dr. Rebecca Minor for more information.
Students should be proficient in ASL (passed ASL 5 level) and have completed Deaf Culture, ASL Linguistics and Introduction to Interpreting. If you are missing any of these courses you may still be eligible, please contact Dr. Rebecca Minor to learn more.
CCBC is offering students outside of Maryland, who attend fully-online programs, a 35% tuition discount (save $130 per credit) from the normal out-of-state rate. Learn more about tuition and fees.
American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Program (A.A.)
Interpreter Preparation Program (A.A.S.)
Interpreter Preparation Certificate
Graduates of the ASL and Deaf Culture A.A. may consider careers in human services with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. They will use their conversational ASL skills in a variety of work settings.
Graduates of the Interpreter Preparation degree or certificate 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 for interpreters span multiple settings including:
- Mental health
- Performing arts