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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Sign Language Interpreter

Associate in Applied Arts Degree

 

Curriculum Code: 0282  (Effective Fall 2004 - Summer 2009)

 

The Sign Language Interpreter is a person specially trained to facilitate communication between the deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities.  Employment opportunities may be in educational settings, freelance, or contracted with agencies to provide interpreter services for deaf persons.  State certification for interpreters is required by taking the Quality Assurance Examination as issued through the Division on Deafness in the Department of Labor for the State of Michigan.  Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

 

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:  54 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 168

Expressive Manual Commun

2

SIGN 169

Receptive Communication

2

SIGN 176

Advanced Fingerspelling

2

SIGN 240

Interpreting/Transliterating

3

SIGN 250

Deaf Culture and History

3

SIGN 260

Linguistic Principles of ASL

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 264

Advanced Sign to Voice

3

SIGN 265

Adv Interpreting/Transliterat

3

SIGN 267

Sign Internship I

3

SIGN 268

Sign Internship II

3

SIGN 295

Indep. Study in Sign Language

1

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  13-17 CREDITS

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

 

CHOICE 1:  General Education Core Areas

13-17 Credits

(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for each core area.)

 

Communication Core Area (See Note 2)

0

 

Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area

3-4

 

Mathematics Core Area

3-4

 

Science Core Area

4-5

 

Writing Core Area

3-4

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

67

 

NOTES:

 

1.

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

2.

Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for this Core area.

 

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.1

Lim.Ch.1

SIGN 168

 

Lim.Ch.1

Lim.Ch.1

SIGN 169

 

 

 

SIGN 176

 

 

V

VI

VII

 

SIGN 250

SIGN 262

SIGN 260

 

SIGN 263

SIGN 264

SIGN 265

 

SIGN 267

SIGN 268

 

 

 

SIGN 295

 

 

                   

 

 



 
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