Nov 25, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog

American Sign Language Education AA, Interpreter Education Option

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Program Description

American Sign Language/English interpreters facilitate communication between two languages and cultures in a multitude of settings. Through the Interpreter Education option at Tulsa Community students gain basic knowledge and skills necessary to communicate and interact with Deaf people. This program emphasizes the acquisition of American Sign Language, the appreciation of Deaf Culture, the appreciation of diversity in Deaf and hearing communities, and theories and processes of interpreting. This option complements upper division coursework related to ASL/English interpreting at four-year university.


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:

  • Communicate with American Sign Language.
  • Display behaviors that promote respect for Deaf Culture.
  • Produce an accurate and reliable ASL/English interpretation.
  • Use professional and ethical decision-making models.


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Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the American Sign Language Interpreter Education Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 28

(Additional General Education Requirements are satisfied through Specialized Course Requirements.)

Mathematics 3 hours

Science 7 hours

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 41 hours

Total Credit Hours: 69

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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