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 67-68 semester credit hours of coursework including 30-31 semester credit hours of general academic courses and 37 semester credit hours of technical 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.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
SGNL 1401 Beginning American Sign Language I 4
SLNG 1215 Visual/Gestural Communication 2
SLNG 1317 Introduction to the Deaf Community 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

15

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
SGNL 1402 Begin American Sign Language II 4
SLNG 1211 Fingerspelling 2
SLNG 1321 Introduction to the Interpreting Profession 3
SLNG 1347 Deaf Culture 3
SPCH1   Elective 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

15

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective1   Social/Behavioral Science 3
SLNG 2401 Interpreting I 4
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

8

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective2   Math/Natural Science 3-4
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
SGNL 2301 Intermediate American Sign Language I 3
SLNG 2315 Interpreting in Educational Settings 3
SLNG 2402 Interpreting II 4

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

16-17

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
SGNL 2302 Intermediate American Sign Language II  3
SLNG 2431 Interpreting III 4
SLNG3 2589 Internship: Sign Language Interpreter 5

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

12

Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for
Interpreter Training Technology AAS Degree:

66-67

  1. Choose from the AAS core
  2. See core requirements for AAS degree for options.
  3. Capstone course.
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