Deaf Communication Studies: Interpreter Education, Associate in Applied Science
This two-year American Sign Language interpreter education program provides the instruction and experience needed to interpret between individuals using American Sign Language and English. Focus is on a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to interpreting centered around the theory of interpretation. This professional, career program consists of a comprehensive, sequential, and integrated series of courses intended to provide students with the necessary mastery of the theory, techniques and skills required to enter the profession of interpretation.
Students interested in the interpreting profession can expect to expand their worldview, commit to lifelong learning, meet new people and experience diverse situations within large and small group settings.
The foundation of the curriculum is American Sign Language (ASL) which is the native, indigenous language of the North American deaf community. We recognize the deaf community as a linguistic and cultural minority that functions distinctly from the American mainstream culture.
Admission into the program is contingent upon meeting established criteria as defined in the DCS-IEP Advising Checklist.
Graduates of the program will be prepared for entry-level, paraprofessional interpreting positions.
Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting stlcc.edu/enroll.
Program of Study
|Career General Education|
|ENG 101||College Composition I||3|
|ENG 102||College Composition II||3|
|MTH xxx||100 level or higher||3|
|XXX xxx||Missouri State Requirement||3|
|XXX xxx||Biological/Physical Science||3|
|Physical Education Activity|
|Select 2 credit hours||2|
|DCS 106||American Sign Language III||5|
|DCS 121||American Sign Language IV||3|
|DCS 108||Orientation to Interpreting||3|
|DCS 109||Etymology for Interpreters||3|
|DCS 110||Deaf Theatre Studies||3|
|DCS 206||Consecutive Interpreting||3|
|DCS 207||Simultaneous Interpreting||3|
|DCS 209||Interpreting/Transliterating Lab||1|
|DCS 210||Sign to Voice Interpreting||3|
|DCS 211||Specialized Interpreting||3|
|DCS 212||Deaf History and Culture||3|
|DCS 213||Professional Issues and Ethics||3|
|DCS 214||Interactive Interpreting||3|
|DCS 216||Educational Interpreting - Classroom Applications||3|
|DCS 217||Translation Applications of ASL||3|
|DCS 218||Pre-Workplace Learning||3|
|DCS 219||Workplace Learning: Deaf Communication Studies||3|
|Total Credit Hours||68|