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 office. In order to be accepted into the program, students must demonstrate proficiency in ASL and English by:

- Receiving a grade of “B” or better for both ASL 121 and ASL 122, or by passing the ASL 121 and ASL 122 proficiency tests at 80%, and

- Receiving a grade of “B” or better for ENG 121 or ENG 122

In addition, program requirements include demonstrated mastery of program skills. Therefore, students must receive a "B" or better 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 better, 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 office 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

Course NumberTitleCredits
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

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANT 101Cultural Anthropology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 115Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:3

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:3

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

Mathematics

Select one gtPathways Mathematics course (GT-MA1)

Total Credit Hours:3

General Studies Elective

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 76

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