American Sign Language/English Interpreting (INT)

 

The INT curriculum utilizes hands-on experience through fieldwork, guest lectures, observations and internships.

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Our American Sign Language (ASL)/English Interpreting program will teach you the unique language and culture of the American Deaf Community as you pursue a career as a professional sign language interpreter. You will acquire advanced skills in both ASL and English, and you will be able to understand and translate the thoughts and feelings of others. The College’s program also offers a multimedia language and interpreting lab with video, digital and computer technology, feedback on your progress through recorded ASL and interpreting demonstrations of skill, field experience in the deaf community, networking with professional interpreters and an interpreting internship.

The INT program prepares students for entry-level work as interpreters. It also prepares students for the national certification evaluation given by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID). For the majority of students, however, several years of professional work experience after graduation are needed before certification can be attained. Students completing the curriculum receive an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Beginning July 1st, 2012 RID will require a Bachelor's degree in any major in order to take the national certification exam. In order to meet that requirement, CCP has developed collaborations with baccalaureate institutions to provide suitable options to students graduating with the A.A.S.

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Interpreter and Translator – est. salary $46,314
Special Education Teacher - Kindergarten – est. salary $64,733
Special Education Teacher - Middle School – est. salary $63,775

 

**EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia, Camden, Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the American Sign Language/English Interpreting (INT) degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Summer I

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ASL 201 - Intermediate ASL I 3 credits ASL 201 requires a grade of "B" or better in ASL 102. Am/Global Diversity
ENGL 101 - English Composition I credits   ENGL 101

This is a select program. Students must earn a minimum grade of "B" in both ASL 101 and ASL 102 or pass a proficiency screening for acceptance and placement in the program.

Summer 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ASL 202 - Intermediate ASL II credits ASL 202 requires a grade of "B" or better and is prerequisite for ASL 215,  ASL 230 and ASL 231  Major Course
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology credits    Tech Comp

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ASL 230 - Structure of American Sign Language credits ASL 230 is offered as a hybrid course; part online/part in-class. Class meets once a week.  Major Course
ASL 231 - Advanced American Sign Language credits Requires a grade of “C or better and is prerequisite for ASL 232 and INT 151  Major Course
INT 105 - Introduction to American Deaf Community credits    Major Course
INT 240 - Intro to the Field of ASL/Eng Interpreting credits Offered as an online class. No required on-site class. Requires a fieldwork component where student will observe working interpreters.   Major Course
  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ASL 232 - Advanced ASL II credits Prerequisite for INT 251 Major Course
INT 106 - American Deaf Culture credits   Major Course
INT 242 - Introduction to Interpreting Processes credits Offered as a hybrid course; part online/part in-class. Class meets once a week.
Prerequisite for INT 251
Major Course
INT 260 - Interpreting in Specialized Settings credits Offered as an online class. No required on site class. Requires a fieldwork component where student will observe working interpreters Major Course

Summer 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ASL 215 - ASL Fingerspelling credits ASL 202 requires a grade of "B" or better and is a prerequisite for ASL 215. Major Course
INT 251 - ASL/English Interpreting I credits INT 251 is offered as a hybrid course; part online/part in-class. Class meets once a week for 10-weeks.
INT 251 requires a fieldwork component where student will observe working interpreters.
INT 251 is a prerequisite for INT 251 and INT 255
Major Course

Summer 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or 
ENGL 116 - Interpersonal Communication
credits    Humanities
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or higher credits    Mathematics

A grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average) is required for graduation.

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
INT 252 - ASL/English Interpreting II credits INT 251 requires a grade of “C” or better and is a prerequisite for INT 252  Major Course
INT 255 - Transliterating credits INT 251 requires a grade of “C” or better and is a prerequisite for INT 255  Major Course
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper credits   ENGL 102, info Lit
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology
credits Students will work with field placement coordinator to secure supervising interpreters and observation sites. Social Science, Writing

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
INT 297 - Internship in Interpreting credits INT 252 and INT 255 require a grade of "C" or better and are prerequisites for INT 297 Major Course
BIOL 106 - General Biology I  or
BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology or
ASET 101 - Science Technology and Public Policy
credits INT 297 requires a minimum of 120 internship hours. Students will work with a field placement coordinator to secure supervising interpreters and observation sites. Natural Science

A grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average) is required for graduation.

  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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