Interpreter Preparation - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Code: F_AAS_IPP

Campus: Westminster Campus

Interpreter Preparation - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This program prepares students for entry-level employment as sign language interpreters. Sign language interpretation involves bridging the communication gap between deaf and hearing consumers effectively, accurately, and impartially.

Students must apply for this program through the Interpreter Preparation Program. In order to be accepted into the program, students must demonstrate proficiency in ASL and English by:

  1. Receiving a grade of “B” or above for both ASL 121 and ASL 122, or by passing the ASL 121 and ASL 122 proficiency tests at 80%, and
  2. Receiving a grade of “B” or above for ENG 121 or ENG 122.

In addition, program requirements include demonstrated mastery of program skills. Therefore, students must receive a "B" or above in all ASL and IPP courses and at least a "C" in all other general education coursework.

Students who have received a grade of “C” in any of these ASL or IPP courses may repeat the courses to earn the grade of “B” or above, but may only repeat these courses once. Students who are unable to achieve a "B" by the second attempt in a class will be asked to withdraw from the program.

Only one re-admission to the program may be permitted after twice receiving a grade of "C" or lower in any ASL or IPP course.

Students who have discontinued the IPP program for two or more years may be required to re-take some courses that have been successfully completed due to curriculum changes.

By attending classes on a full-time basis, students may complete the program in two years. Educational standards for national certification requires a BA degree. FRCC has partnered with Regis University for full transfer of the AAS degree for a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) with a major of either Educational Interpreting or Community Interpreting. Contact the Interpreter Preparation Program for further information.

Requirements

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at college-level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin working on the prerequisites defined in items 1 and 2 above. Students scoring below this level should consult with a faculty member before registering for courses in this program of study.

Required Courses

ASL 123American Sign Language III

5

ASL 125Fingerspelling

3

ASL 221American Sign Language IV

3

ASL 222American Sign Language V

3

ASL 244Linguistics

3

IPP 115Introduction to Language and Communication

3

IPP 121Aspects of Interpreting I

3

IPP 122Aspects of Interpreting II

3

IPP 125Oral Transliterating

2

IPP 135Introduction to Interpreting

3

IPP 145Deaf People in Society

2

IPP 147Survey of Deaf Culture

3

IPP 205Educational Interpreting

4

IPP 225English to ASL Interpreting

3

IPP 227ASL to English Interpreting

3

IPP 229Transliterating

3

IPP 235Advanced Interpreting

4

IPP 278Interpreter Seminar

2

IPP 282Internship

6

Total Credit Hours:61

Required General Education Courses

ANT 101Cultural Anthropology

3

COM 115Public Speaking

3

 

ENG 121English Composition I

3

or

ENG 122English Composition II

3

 

Any GT-MA1 course (3 credits or more)

3

Natural and Physical Sciences or Humanities Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

ENG 121 and ENG 122 grade of "B" or above is required

Natural & Physical Sciences or Humanities Elective: Electives must be selected from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree. ASL 121 and ASL 122 do not qualify as a Natural & Physical Sciences or Humanities elective for the IPP AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours: 76

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

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