ASL/English Interpreting II Proficiency Certificate

Preparation for a Career as a Communicator

Leading to entry-level positions as an interpreter, this program will further develop your skills, enabling you to communicate words and emotions in a second language. Those with a bachelor’s degree are eligible for this proficiency certificate program, starting with theASL/English Interpreting I proficiency certificate. 

The Interpreting II certificate provides advanced knowledge about ASL as you learn about interpreting in specialized settings, translating and consecutively interpreting texts in both ASL and English, and exploring the American Deaf community and its culture from a sociological and intercultural point of view. A multimedia language and interpreting lab with video, digital and computer technology allows you to record and watch your ASL and interpreting skills.

You will gain first-hand experience through an internship, as well as fieldwork, observations and guest lecturers, for academic and career success.

Completion of this program also prepares you to take the national certification evaluation. Most students will first need several years of experience before acquiring their certification.

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Interpreter and Translator – est. salary $51,914*
Special Education Teacher - Kindergarten and Elementary School – est. salary $65,592
Special Education Teacher - Middle School – est. salary $63,072
Teacher Assistant – est. salary $21,864* 


**EMSI Data, 2022; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the ASL/English Interpreting II Post-Baccalaureate Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Prerequisites Credits
INT 106 - American Deaf Culture INT 105 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits
INT 240 - Introduction to the Field of ASL/English Interpreting ASL 230, ASL 231, INT 105 with a grade of "C" or better  3 credits
INT 242 - Introduction to Interpreting Processes  ASL 215, ASL 230, ASL 231 all with a grade of "C" or better
Pre- or coreq: INT 240
3 credits
INT 251 - ASL/English Interpreting I  ASL 232, INT 240, INT 242 all with a grade of "C" or better. 3 credits
INT 252 - ASL/English Interpreting II  INT 251 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits
INT 255 - Transliterating  INT 251 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits
INT 260 - Interpreting in Specialized Settings  INT 240 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits
INT 297 - Internship in Interpreting  INT 252 and INT 255 both with a grade of "C" or better 4 credits

* Students who hold a bachelor's degree will already meet this prerequisite requirement.

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