Associate in Applied Science-Transfer - Interpreter Training Program
Certificate - Interpreter Training Program
Online LearningSpokane Falls Community College
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If you are interested in sign language and work well with people, a career as an interpreter could be an excellent choice for you.
In this program, you will learn to facilitate communication between people who use sign language and those who do not. You will study American Sign Language, deaf culture, ethics, interpreting and more. The degree program provides the general education credits necessary for transfer to a four-year college or university.
As an educationally focused Interpreter Training Program, we prepare you by understanding the P-21 setting and practicum experiences in the classroom. Making it possible for deaf and hard of hearing children to learn and achieve equal access to education and to prepare for a future beyond their educational experience. Whether you want to work as an interpreter in education or in the broader community, this program will help prepare you to provide a valuable service to society.
For additional information, view the Special Application Requirements area.
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
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Total Credits: 92
You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
For an up-to-date list of all classes that satisfy the requirements for your degree or certificate, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.
Leah Ruiz is excited to be part of the team of curriculum advisors who work toward inspiring and encouraging college students throughout their academic career. Being a first-generation student herself, it is her goal to help students realize that their life story has given them strengths they may not know they already possess, have the potential to overcome obstacles and successfully reach their goals and dreams. During her years as a graduate student in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Washington State University, she completed several publications and worked with WSU Coalition for Women Students, which works to create awareness of injustices for people of all genders and foster a safe and inclusive environment for all students. In her spare time, she likes to read books on personal growth and the juvenile justice system. She also enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and tennis.
Angie O’Bleness is an instructor for the Interpreter Training Program. She joined the ITP team in 2016. She has 30 years' experience and knowledge of interpreting in a variety of settings varying from K-12, VRS, freelance, and performance interpreting. She received her Bachelor of Arts in American Sign Language and English interpreting from the University of Northern Colorado, and a MA degree in interpreting studies pedagogy from Western Oregon University and continues to research and define strategies to support students. Her roots stem from SFCC interpreter training program as a graduate in 1990.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Yearly applications are subject to change, please contact Corrine.Morrow@sfcc.spokane.edu for a current application and informational booklet packet. Priority will be given to applications received from February 1st – March 1st each academic year (Fall Start ONLY). Applications submitted after March 1st until June 1st will be considered IF seats are available.
Program start: Fall
Program length: 6 quarters
Number of students each start: 25
Applications deadline: March
Notes: Program can be taken on-campus or online. Competitive entrance program, students must apply to the program to be accepted. PREREQUISITES:
1) Proof of language equivalency equal to at least the end of ASL 123 (Prefer 3.0 or above)
2) Math 107 ready 3) English 101 ready 4) Psychology 100 completed
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