The American Sign Language Interpreting for the Deaf (ASLID) program provides the unique opportunity for students to develop a solid foundation in language, linguistics, culture and interpretation and to master the skills necessary to successfully function as an interpreter for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind individuals in a variety of educational and community settings. Students will gain rich insights into the American deaf community, their beliefs, values, history, rights and cultural norms. A grade of "C" or better is required in all ASL courses.
Employment opportunities are available in areas such as educational, community interpreter referral agencies, business, medical, legal, theatrical, governmental and religious interpreting settings.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
Students who complete the ASLID program are eligible to apply to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for the Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired Five-Year Associate Licensure. Students interested in completing this degree program must have a full criminal background investigation completed before enrolling in Practicum I.
|ASL 1101||Orientation to Deafness||3|
|ASL 1102||Interpreting Theory & Best Practices||3|
|ASL 1111||Beginning American Sign Language I||3|
|ASL 1112||Beginning American Sign Language II||3|
|ASL 1228||Intermediate American Sign Language I||3|
|ASL 1229||Intermediate American Sign Language II||3|
|ASL 2201||Interpreting I||3|
|ASL 2202||Interpreting II||3|
|ASL 2203||Interpreting III||3|
|ASL 2207||Role of the Interpreter||3|
|ASL 2212||Specialized Interpreting||3|
|ASL 2213||Specialized Interpreting III||2|
|ASL 2231||Advanced American Sign Language I||3|
|ASL 2236||Transliterating & Signing Modalities||3|
|ASL 2261||Practicum I||3|
|ASL 2262||Practicum II||3|
|ASL 2300||Educational Interpreting||3|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENG 1201||English Composition II||3|
|PSY 1100||General Psychology||3|
|Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective||3|
|(MAT 1470 OR MAT 1440)||3|
This program holds accreditation by the Ohio Department of Education. Graduates are eligible to apply for the Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired Five-Year Associate Licensure.