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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.

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Stackable Credentials

Credits earned in the ASL Communications Skills Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.

First Year

Prerequisite Semester Courses 6 Credits
SGNL 1401 Beginning American Sign Language I 4
SLNG 1215 Visual/Gestural Communication 2
First Semester Courses 12 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
Second Semester Courses 13 Credits
SLNG 1211 Fingerspelling and Numbers 3
SLNG 1321 Introduction to the Interpreting Profession 3
Elective-or-Elective-and-PHED Natural Sciences Elective1-or-MATH Elective1-and-Any 1-hour physical activity course1 4-or-3-and-1
SGNL 2301 Intermediate American Sign Language I 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
SGNL 2302 Intermediate American Sign Language II 3
SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
SLNG 2401 Interpreting I2 4
SLNG 2320 Structure of American Sign Language (ASL) 3
SLNG 1246 Working with Deaf-Blind Persons 2
Elective Multicutural Elective3 3
Second Semester Courses 12 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
Third Semester Courses 5 Credits
SLNG 2431 Interpreting III 4
SLNG 2186 Internship - Sign Language Interpretation and Translation4 1
TOTAL Credit Hours for Interpreter Training Technology AAS Degree: 65 Credits


  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

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Career Options

Median wage: Wages vary by position title and credentials1

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Interpreter 2
  • Educational Interpreter2
  • Video Relay Interpreter2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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