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Degree Plans - Interpreter Training Program - Interpreter Training Program AAS (Archived)

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

EFC-Deactivated September 1, 2009.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.


The major in Interpreter Training is designed to prepare hearing students to work as professional interpreters with deaf and hearing consumers. During the two-year curriculum, students gain knowledge about the field of American Sign Language interpreting, deafness and American Deaf Culture, the skill to produce American Sign Language and then the skill to interpret between American Sign Language and English.

Entry into this program requires the following:

1. Meeting the entry requirements as established by Eastfield College.

2. Completion of the following courses with a grade of "B" or better.

ENGL 1301 Composition I
SLNG 1404 American Sign Language (ASL) I
SLNG 1405 American Sign Language (ASL) II

3. Advisement with the Coordinator of the Interpreter Training Program recommended.

Students are being prepared for Certification testing either at the National or State level so that they can seek gainful employment as Certified American Sign Language interpreters. To assist in meeting this goal, students must maintain a "C" or better in each course.



SLNG 1315 Visual/Gestural Communication 3
SLNG 1317 Introduction to the Deaf Community 3
SLNG 1444 American Sign Language (ASL) III 4
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)


SLNG 1321 Introduction to the Interpreting Profession 3
SLNG 1347 Deaf Culture 3
SLNG 1445 American Sign Language (ASL) IV 4
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra OR (4)
MATH 1332 College Mathematics I (3)
16- 17


SLNG 2301 Interpreting I 3
SLNG 2302 Interpreting II 3
SLNG 2411 Interpreting in Specializing Settings 4
SPCH 1342 Voice and Articulation 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3-4


SLNG 2403 Transliterating 4
SLNG 2337 Multicultural Issues in Interpreting 3
SLNG 2388 Intership - Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 3
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I OR 4
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (4)
Minimum Hours Required 62-64

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the following:

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
DRAM 1310 Introduction to the Theater 3
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
SPOKEN LANGUAGE (i.e. German, Japanese, Spanish) 3-4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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