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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.
Gallaudet transfer partnership
State certification preparation
Specialized language lab
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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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Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.
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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.
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