Overview

The Deaf Studies certificate enables students to learn about sign language and Deaf culture in order to be involved as an advocate or signer, but not as a paid professional interpreter.

Related Programs

Interpreter Training Program (ITP)

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Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Be an advocate or signer
  • Be a signing job coach
  • Use their skills as an asset to their professional career

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Advocate
  • Signer

Curriculum

Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Deaf Studies Certificate (DSC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ITP 120 Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness 2 0 2
ASL 102 Beginning American Sign Language 2 3 1 3
ITP 125 Deaf Culture and History 2 0 2
ITP 140 Fingerspelling and Numbers 2 0 2
Semester 2
ITP 130 Legal Issues of Deafness 1 0 1
ITP 135 Introduction to the Interpreting Profession 2 0 2
ASL 201 Intermediate American Sign Language 1 3 1 3
Semester 3
ITP 220 Educational Intepreting 2 0 2
ASL 202 Intermediate American Sign Language 2 3 1 3
ITP XXX Interpreting Elective 1 2 0 2
ITP XXX Interpreting Elective 2 2 0 2
Total Credits: 24 3 24

Program Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in ASL 102 Beginning American Sign Language 2, students must complete ASL 101 Beginning American Sign Language 1 (or program chair consent)

Electives

Interpreting Elective (select 2 courses)
ITP 205 Performance Interpreting 2
ITP 210 Deaf-Blind Interpreting 2
ITP 215 Religious Interpreting 2

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