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Interpreter Preparation Program/Deaf
2014 - 2015 Interpreter Preparation Program / Deaf Program Information

 

Also see Associate of Arts - American Sign Language (Deaf Education) for academic transfer coursework.


Program Options:
AAS – Interpreter Preparation Program / Deaf
Certificate – Interpreter Trainee

(Note: Beginning January 2012, in order to become a Texas BEI Certified Interpreter, you must have an Associate’s Degree or have earned 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.)



Because of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there is currently a national and statewide shortage of interpreters. Moreover, the quality as well as the quantity of the interpreters that the market demands is increasing.

The Interpreter Preparation Program / Deaf (IPPD) provides a focused and balanced education for students who desire to become sign language interpreters. With an emphasis on receptive skills, the program concentrates on synthesizing the study of American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf Culture and interpreting as a profession.

Interpreting requires excellence in ASL and a thorough knowledge of oneself and one’s ethics because interpreters are privy to confidential information.

Collin’s IPPD program has a greater number of deaf teachers and ASL assistants than non-deaf teachers and ASL assistants, which allows students the opportunity to become fluent in ASL and to develop culturally appropriate behaviors and responses.

Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with the Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program to verify course transferability.

PASS / FAIL OPTION
Non-degree-seeking students may take a sign language class as pass / fail. Degree-seeking students should not pursue this option. The pass / fail option will not satisfy the degree-seeking transfer requirements.

Note: Students may not convert a pass / fail grade to a letter grade. Foreign language classes, including sign language, cannot be audited.


AAS – Interpreter Preparation Program / Deaf

69-70 credit hours


FIRST YEAR
Summer

SGNL     1401       Beginning American Sign Language I +

Fall Semester
ENGL     1301       Composition I
MATH
   1314       College Algebra1
SGNL     1402       Beginning American Sign Language II +
SLNG     1347       Deaf Culture
SPCH     1311       Introduction to Speech Communication2

Spring Semester
DRAM    1351       Acting I
ENGL     1302       Composition II
SGNL     2301       Intermediate American Sign Language I +
SLNG     1311       Fingerspelling and Numbers
PHED / DANC       Any 1 credit hour activity course
                                (See PHED / DANC Options)

Summer
SLNG     1321       Introduction to the Interpreting Profession


SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester

PHIL       2306       Introduction to Ethics3
                                (See Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
SLNG      2301       Interpreting I 5
SOCI      2319       Minority Studies
TECHNICAL CORE *

Spring Semester
PSYC     2301       General Psychology4
SGNL     2302       Intermediate American Sign Language II +, 6
SLNG     2302       Interpreting II
SLNG     2403       Transliterating 6
TECHNICAL CORE *

Summer
SLNG     2266       Practicum - Sign Language Interpretation and 
                 
           Translation (Capstone)
SLNG     2331       Interpreting III
  7

1.  May substitute MATH-1316, MATH-1324,MATH-1325, MATH-1342,
     MATH-1350, MATH-1351, MATH-1414, MATH-2305, MATH-2312,
     MATH-2318, MATH-2320, MATH-2413, MATH-2414, MATH-2415,
     MATH-2417 or MATH-2419
2.  No substitutions
3.  PHIL-2306 is recommended for IPPD majors
4.  May substitute SOCI-1301
5.  Offered fall semester only
6.  Offered spring semester only
7.  Offered summer semester only


*    Technical Core Options: Students MUST select 2 of the following courses (6 credit hours), including no more than 3 credit hours of CRIJ, with the approval of the Department Chair to complete the Technical Core:

      ANTH-2351 Cultural Anthropology;
      BMGT-2309 Leadership;
      BUSI-1307 Personal Finance;
      CRIJ-1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRIJ-1306 Court Systems
      and Practices
or CRIJ-1313 Juvenile Justice System;
      HITT-1305 Medical Terminology I;
      SOCI-1306 Social Problems

+   American Sign Language courses are also transfer courses and may be used, at some institutions, to satisfy a Foreign Language requirement.



Certificate – Interpreter Trainee

33 credit hours


FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester

SGNL     1401       Beginning American Sign Language I +
SLNG     1347       Deaf Culture
ELECTIVE *
ELECTIVE *

Spring Semester
PHED / DANC     Any one credit hour activity course
                                (See PHED / DANC Options)
SGNL     1402       Beginning American Sign Language II +
SLNG     1311       Fingerspelling and Numbers
ELECTIVE *

Summer
SGNL     2301       Intermediate American Sign Language I +


SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester

SGNL     2302       Intermediate American Sign Language II +
SLNG     1321       Introduction to the Interpreting Profession (Capstone)

*   Electives (9 credit hours): ANTH-2351,
BMGT-2309, BUSG-2309, BUSI-1307,
DRAM-1351, ENGL-1301 or, ENGL-1302

+  American Sign Language courses are also transfer courses and may be used, at some institutions, to satisfy a Foreign Language requirement

 

 

 

 

Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.

Contact Information
Department Chair:
Ana Giron
SCC - G215
972.881.5724



Academic Advisor:
Ana Giron
SCC - G215
972.881.5724


Communication and Humanities Division Office
SCC - B189
972.881.5810