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Area of Study: Public and Social Services
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Public and Social Services
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American Sign Language-Interpreter Training

Develop linguistic proficiency and make a difference in the Deaf cultural-linguistic community

More than simply interpreting, sign language interpreters must understand and convey the meanings and intentions of spoken or signed words, often while communication rapidly continues. It's a career that is as challenging as it is rewarding. The American Sign Language-Interpreter Training Program at Austin Community College provides the knowledge and training needed to become a certified sign language interpreter.

Career Information

Well-trained interpreters are needed in educational, medical, legal, and governmental settings, as well as at religious venues, among others. Upon completing a degree, you are ready to take the state certification exam to work as an interpreter. A certificate track is offered for those who want to communicate fluently with people who are Deaf but do not necessarily want to work as an interpreter. Interpreting happens in settings from math classes to medical settings, giving interpreters flexible work opportunities.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Interpreters and Translators
25.05 Hourly Wage 621 Currently Employed
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.
621 Interpreters and Translators are employed. This number is expected to increase by 15.78 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Maps

View the programs maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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