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Interpreter Training

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.

  1. Students will be able to recognize and manage the linguistic needs of the consumer.
  2. Students will demonstrate proficiency in language skills, both in ASL to English and English to ASL.
  3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the understanding of the 7 tenets within the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct and the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Codes of Professional Conduct.
  4. Students will demonstrate awareness of state and national laws that impact the Deaf and the interpreting profession.
  5. Students will demonstrate awareness of cultural norms, expectations, and media.

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

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ASL& 221
American Sign Language IV
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
ITP 241
Deaf Social and Cultural Issues
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ASL& 222
American Sign Language V
5
ITP 104
Introduction to Audiologic Rehabilitation/Habilitation
4
ITP 231
Theories of Discourse Analysis
3
ITP 232
ASL Linguistic Principles
2
Total Credits
 
14
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ASL& 223
American Sign Language VI
5
ITP 233
Manually Coded English Systems
5
PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ITP 245
Ethics and Principles in Educational Interpreting
5
ITP 251
Interpreting I
5
ITP 261
Transliteration I
5
ITP 281
Applied Interpreting I
1
Total Credits
 
16
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ITP 252
Interpreting II
5
ITP 262
Transliteration II
5
ITP 271
EIPA Written Assessment Preparation
2
ITP 282
Applied Interpreting II
2
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Total Credits
 
19
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ITP 253
Interpreting III
5
ITP 263
Transliteration III
5
ITP 283
Applied Interpreting III
3
Total Credits
 
13
 

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.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    10,830
  • Non-Resident

    $
    15,426
  • International

    $
    27,738
  • Max. Books

    $
    702
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    N/A
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    N/A

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Leah Ruiz
    Leah Ruiz
    Esbs Pathway Specialist
    Leah.Ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3943

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
Pre-requisites: Yes
Program length: 6 quarters
Number of students each start: 25
Contact: corrine.morrow@sfcc.spokane.edu
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

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Leah Ruiz

Pathways Specialist
leah.ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3943
Building 16, Room 133D