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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Sign Language Education AA, Interpreter Education Option

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Program Description

The Interpreter Education 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, 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:

  • 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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