Interpreting for the Deaf
The purpose is to train individuals with proficiency in American Sign Language to become interpreters for the Deaf. The focus is on developing the processing skills necessary to proceed from being a "signer" to becoming an interpreter. Coursework will focus on processing skills, interpreting skills and continued sign vocabulary development. The objective of this career studies certificate is to prepare individuals to take the Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (QAS). Occupational opportunities include working as an interpreter in private practice as well as working in educational settings.
Admission Requirements: Candidates for admission must provide evidence of having taken beginning, intermediate and advanced American Sign Language courses or exhibit vocabulary, expressive signing skills and receptive signing skills equivalent to someone at the advanced level, as well as proficiency in English, preferably at the ENG 111 level.