ASL/English Interpreter Preparation
An effective American Sign Language/English Interpreting student should have skills in the following areas:
- Interpersonal cross cultural communication skills recognizing the significant role of the interpreter as a liaison between two distinct people groups;
- Proficient expressive and receptive skills enabling the major to take the entry-level exam of the certifying body of his or her choice;
- Basic self-employed business skills helping in establishing his or her own freelancing business;
- Cultivating ongoing spiritual and professional development;
- Be prepared to take the written exam toward national interpreter certification upon graduation.
All students must complete the General Education core and Biblical Studies core. Total credit hours to complete the ASL/English Interpreting major must equal at least 124 credit hours.
Transfer credits for ASL performance will be contingent upon results of departmental placement testing.