American Sign Language-Interpreter Training

Help connect the world between signed and spoken language with American Sign Language. The Austin Community College program prepares you to develop interpreting skills for a wide range of settings and a knowledge of Deaf culture. Dedicated faculty composed of native ASL-users prepare you for multiple certificates, associate degree, and a credit transfer agreement with Gallaudet University’s Interpreting Program.

Pride Points

Gallaudet transfer partnership

State certification preparation

Specialized language lab

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Career & Salary Information

A strong outlook continues for interpreters as Austin has one of largest deaf communities in the country. Graduates are qualified to work in a wide range of businesses–– including music, educational, medical, legal, governmental, and religious venues. Check out career options you might consider.

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  • Interpreters and Translators

    Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

    Hourly Wage: $

    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Interpreters and Translators. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

    Austin Community College MSA Map

Awards & Program Maps


Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards and follow the program maps below to stay on track.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Interpreter Training

Certificate Level 1

American Sign Language Studies Level 1