Oct 13, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: American Sign Language A.A., Interpreter Education Option


The degree map below is an example of how a full-time student can complete this degree in two years.  You should see an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for an Associate in Arts degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).  All ASLE and INED courses noted below must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.  Note: All ASLE classes include video lab assignments outside of class.

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ASLE 1363 - American Sign Language I   3
ASLE 1413 - Deaf Culture and History   3
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)  or higher level General Education Math 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ASLE 1373 - American Sign Language II   3
INED 1423 - Introduction to Interpreting   3
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ASLE 2414 - American Sign Language III   4
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)   4
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)   3
INED 2213 - American Sign Language to English Interpreting I   3
INED 2393 - Interpreting I   3
Total Credit Hours 17

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ASLE 2524 - American Sign Language IV   4
INED 2233 - American Sign Language to English Interpreting II   3
INED 2403 - Interpreting II   3
INED 2443 - Interpreting in Specialized Settings   3
General Education Science (without lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 3
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.

Fifth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
INED 2613 - Interpreting III   3
INED 2643 - Interpreting Internship   3
Total Credit Hours 6

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

Transfer Information

This degree will transfer to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), William Woods University, and Gallaudet University for completion of a baccalaureate degree.  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.  Copies of transfer agreements are provided below.

TCC AA ASL: Interpreter Education to UALR BA Interpretation: ASL/English  
TCC AA ASL: Interpreter Education to William Woods BS in Interpretation Studies in ASL-English