Interpreter Training Technology AAS

The Interpreter Training Technology AAS degree (AAS_INTP) is offered at LSC-CyFair and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Interpreter Training Department.

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Program Description

The interpreter training technology associate of applied science degree prepares graduates for entry-level careers as American Sign Language/English Interpreters. The interpreter training technology program will provide graduates with a strong academic and technical foundation designed to prepare them for state certification.

The interpreter training technology associate of applied science degree requires the completion of 65 semester credit hours of coursework. The program includes a supervised internship as a capstone external learning experience, which integrates all instructional components of the program.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Prerequisite Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
SGNL 1401 Beginning American Sign Language I 4
SLNG 1215 Visual/Gestural Communication 2

TOTAL Prerequisite Semester Credits:

6

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
SLNG 1207 Intra-lingual Skills Development for Interpreters 2
SGNL 1402 Beginning American Sign Language II 4
SLNG 1317 Introduction to the Deaf Community 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

12

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
SLNG 1211 Fingerspelling and Numbers 2
SLNG 1321 Introduction to the Interpreting Profession 3
Elective1   Natural Sciences Elective OR 4
Elective1   MATH Elective AND 3
PHED1   Any 1-hour physical activity course 1
SGNL 2301 Intermediate American Sign Language I 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

12

Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
SGNL 2302 Intermediate American Sign Language II 3
SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology 3

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

6

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
SLNG2 2401 Interpreting I 4
SLNG 2320 Structure of American Sign Language (ASL) 3
SLNG 1246 Working with Deaf-Blind Persons 2
Elective3   Multicutural Elective 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

12

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
SLNG 2402 Interpreting II 4
SLNG 2315 Interpreting in Educational Settings 3
SLNG 1391 Special Topics - Interpreting in Specialized Settings 3
SLNG 2266 Practicum(or Field Experience) - Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 2

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

12

Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
SLNG 2431 Interpreting III 4
SLNG4 2186 Internship - Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 1

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

5

 

Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for
Interpreter Training Technology AAS Degree:

65

  1. Students must take either a 4 credit hour Natural Science course from the AAS Core, OR a combination of a 3 hour MATH course from the AAS Core, plus any 1 credit hour PHED course.
  2. Student must have passed the Mid-Program Evaluation. Student should also begin attempting the DARS BEI Test of English Proficiency. Contact the Interpreter Training Dept. for more information.
  3. Choose from MULTICULTURAL (GEOG 1303, HIST 2322, PHIL 1304 or SOCI 2319)
  4. Capstone Course