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

Subject 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

Subject Number Title Credits
SGNL 1402 Begin American Sign Language II 4
SLNG 1311 Fingerspelling and Numbers 3
SLNG 1321 Introduction to the Interpreting Profession 3
SPCH1   Elective 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

13

Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective1   Social/Behavioral Science 3
SLNG 2401 Interpreting I 4

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

7

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective2   Natural Science OR 4
Elective2   Math AND 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport 1
SGNL 2301 Intermediate American Sign Language I 3
SLNG 2315 Interpreting in Educational Settings 3
SLNG 2402 Interpreting II 4

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

14

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
SGNL 2302 Intermediate American Sign Language II  3
SLNG 2431 Interpreting III 4
SLNG3 2489 Internship: Sign Language Interpreter 4

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

11

Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for
Interpreter Training Technology AAS Degree:

60

  1. Choose from the AAS core
  2. See core Science and Math requirements for AAS degree for options. Students must take either a 4 credit hour Science course, or a combination of a 3 credit hour Math course plus PHED 1164.
  3. Capstone course.