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2017-2018 College Catalog
Tulsa Community College
  Feb 17, 2018
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog

American Sign Language Education, Interpreter Education AAS

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Program Description

This program is designed to provide education and training for individuals seeking careers in interpreting settings. Students gain basic knowledge, skills, and values necessary to communicate and interact with deaf people. This program emphasizes the acquisition of American Sign Language, the appreciation of deaf culture and the process of interpreting and transliterating. The courses are designed to prepare the student to take interpreter certification tests and to work in entry-level positions as a teacher’s assistant, substitute interpreter and/or tutor in the public schools.

For More Information Contact:
School of Liberal Arts & Communication
Southeast Campus:  (918) 595-7694

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Use American Sign Language with native users incorporating cultural behaviors.
  • Make professional and ethical decisions.
  • Produce an accurate and reliable ASL/English interpretation.
  • Display appreciation for Deaf Culture.


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Student Organizations

Students in this program are encouraged to join the American Sign Language Club.  For more information ask your professor or inquire at the Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study on the Interpreter Education AAS Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 15

(Additional General Education requirements are satisfied in Specialized Course Requirements.)

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 45

Recommended Electives 1 hour

  • Select one credit hour from any discipline

Total Credit Hours: 60

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