American Sign Language/English Interpreter, Associate in Applied Science Degree

Program Description for American Sign Language/English Interpreter

The American Sign Language-English Interpreting AAS is an “advanced standing” program in that a student must complete EICC’s Deaf Studies Certificate before entering the AAS program. It contains practical coursework for gaining proficiency in sign language through classroom style lectures, practicum, and hands on experience.

A solid general education background is an important attribute for job seekers; the curriculum includes college credits in math, English and the humanities. After the completion of the program, students can begin work at an entry-level position in the educational setting or freelance as a sign language interpreter. As a professional interpreter, you will provide access for consumers through communication facilitation and cultural mediation in a variety of settings.

Award Options for American Sign Language/English Interpreter



Job Outlook for American Sign Language/English Interpreter

Students practicing sign language interpretingEmployment of interpreters and translators is projected to increase 20 percent over the 2019-29 decade, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Wage and salary of interpreters and translators had median annual wages of $52,330 in May 2020. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,750, and the top 10 percent earned more than $96,480.

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NOTE: The ASL I - VI classes can be taken for Foreign Language credit at the state universities and some private colleges.

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Locations: Scott Community College

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