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2017-2018 College Catalog 
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American Sign Language Education AA, Interpreter Education Option

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Program Description

The Interpreter Education option 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, the appreciation of diversity in deaf and hearing communities, and the process of interpreting. This option complements upper division coursework related to ASL interpreting at a 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:

  • 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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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

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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