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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Sign Language Interpreter

Certificate of Achievement

 

Curriculum Code: 0187  (Effective Fall 2004 - Summer 2009)

 

A Sign Language Interpreter is a person specially trained to facilitate communication between the deaf, and hearing communities.  State certification for interpreters is required by taking the Quality Assurance Examination as issued through the Division on Deafness for the State of Michigan.

 

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for skills assessment and advising information.

 

INFORMATION
Contact the Communication Department, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 211, telephone number (517) 483-1040.

 

REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  35 CREDITS

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

SIGN 160

Orientation to Deafness

3

SIGN 161

American Sign Language I

3

SIGN 162

American Sign Language II

3

SIGN 163

American Sign Language III

3

SIGN 166

Fingerspelling

2

SIGN 167

Beginning Sign to Voice

3

SIGN 240

Interpreting/Transliterating

3

SIGN 261

Principles of Interpreting (See Note 1)

3

SIGN 262

Mock Quality Assurance (QA)

3

SIGN 263

Intermediate Sign to Voice

3

SIGN 267

Sign Internship I

3

SIGN 268

Sign Internship II

3

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  2-3 CREDITS

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:  Related Professional Courses

2-3 Credits

SIGN 164

American Sign Language IV

3

SIGN 168

Expressive Manual Commun

2

SIGN 169

Receptive Communication

2

SIGN 176

Advanced Fingerspelling

2

SIGN 250

Deaf Culture and History

3

SIGN 260

Linguistic Principles of ASL

3

SIGN 264

Advanced Sign to Voice

3

SIGN 265

Adv Interpreting/Transliterat

3

SIGN 294

Sign Lang Interpreting Seminar

2

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

37

 

NOTE:

 

1.

An interpreter screening is required after the successful completion of SIGN 163 and SIGN 167 and prior to registering for SIGN 261.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

 

I

II

III

IV

SIGN 160

SIGN 162

SIGN 163

SIGN 240

SIGN 161

SIGN 166

SIGN 167

SIGN 261

 

 

 

Lim.Ch.

 

V

VI

 

 

SIGN 263

SIGN 262

 

 

SIGN 267

SIGN 268

 

 

                   

 

 



 
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