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Orange County and neighboring areas are rich in part-time job opportunities for Sign Language Interpreting. This program is designed to provide students with sign interpreting skills sufficient for entry-level employment. Emphasis is on use of American Sign Language but forms of signed English are also used.

Major

Interpreting For Deaf People

Course Listing (29 total units):

Sign G200 Deaf Culture - 3 Units
Sign G280 American Sign Language 3 - 3 Units
Sign G285 American Sign Language 4 - 4 Units
Interpreting G100 Intro to Interpreting - 3 Units
Interpreting G130 Beginning Voice to Sign - 3 Units
Interpreting G135 Advanced Voice to Sign - 3 Units
Interpreting G155 Beginning Sign to Voice - 3 Units
Interpreting G160 Advanced Sign to Voice - 3 Units
Interpreting G190 Specialized Interpreting Situations - 3 Units

Certificate of Achievement

American Sign Language Interpreting

This curriculum is recommended for those persons who desire to obtain skills necessary to function effectively as an interpreter for people who are deaf.

These prerequisite courses should be taken prior to taking the certificate program. They are not counted towards the total units for the certificate.

PREREQUISITE COURSES:
Sign G180 American Sign Language 1 - 4 Units
Sign G185 American Sign Language 2 - 4 Units

REQUIRED COURSES:
Semester 1

Sign G200 Deaf Culture - 3 Units
Sign G280 American Sign Language 3 - 4 Units
Interpreting G100 Introduction to Interpreting - 3 Units

Semester 2
Sign G285 American Sign Language 4 - 4 Units
Interpreting G130 Beginning Voice to Sign - 3 Units

Semester 3
Interpreting G155 Beginning Sign to Voice - 3 Units
Interpreting G135 Advanced Voice to Sign - 3 Units

Semester 4
Interpreting G160 Advanced Sign to Voice - 3 Units
Interpreting G190 Situational Interpreting/Practicum - 3 Units
Total Units 29

Recommended Electives
Comm Studies G110/G110H Public Speaking - 3 Units
Interpreting G170 Educational Interpreting - 3 Units
Psychology G118 Life Span Developmental Psychology - 3 Units
Sign G010 Finger Spelling - 1 Units

Information regarding careers in this field is available in the office of Counseling and
Guidance.

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