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.
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.