What to Expect:
The Interpreter Education curriculum prepares individuals to work as entry-level Sign Language Interpreters who will provide communication access in interview and interactive settings. In addition, this curriculum provides in-service training for working interpreters who want to upgrade their skills.
FTCC partners with Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) to offer the Interpreter Education program. Students can take classes on FTCC’s campus through the North Carolina Information Highway and online courses.
Course work includes the acquisition of American Sign Language (ASL); grammar, structure, and sociolinguistic properties; cognitive processes associated with interpretation between ASL and English; the structure and character of the deaf community; and acquisition of consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills.
Entry-level jobs for para-professional interpreters are available in educational systems or a variety of community settings. Individuals may choose from a variety of position types including:
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Current Degrees, Diplomas, & Certificates Available for Interpreter Education
Associate Degree in Interpreter Education (A55300)
Program Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma & Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science