Courses in ASL-English Interpreter Preparation
Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Interpreter Preparation classes use the Subject Code "INT". Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. Contact a counselor with your questions or to review academic program requirements.
Students will complete 52.5 units in the ASL-English Interpreter Preparation Program. A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):
- INT-101 Interpreting As a Career
- INT-106 Discourse Analysis: ASL
- INT-107 Interpreter Orientation
- INT-112 Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English
- INT-115 Interpreting Preparation Skills
- INT-116 Discourse Analysis: English
- INT-127 Ethics I
- INT-145 Practicum: Deaf Mentorship
- INT-147 Introduction to Interpreting for People Who are Deaf/Blind
- INT-153 Interpreting: ASL to English
- INT-191A/B ASL Interpreting Workshops
- INT-199A Introduction to Multicultural Issues in Interpreting
- INT-199B Introduction to Oral Facilitation
- INT-199C Introduction to Medical Interpreting
- INT-199D Introduction to Educational Interpreting K-12
- INT-199E Introduction to Post-Secondary Interpreting
- INT-199F Introduction to Social Service and Employment
- INT-199G Introduction to Telephone and Video Relay Interpreting
- INT-199H Introduction to Mental Health Interpreting
- INT-199I Introduction to Deaf/Hearing Team Interpreting
- INT-227 Ethics II: Interpreting Ethics and Decision-Making
- INT-245 Phantom Interpreting
- INT-253 Interpreting: English to ASL
- INT-263 Interpreting Across the Language Continuum
- INT-295 Interpreting Internship
- INT-299 Capstone Course
Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore. The exact textbook and other specific costs are now available for each section on WebAdvisor (select "Book Info").
Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Additional supplies may be required and will be listed on the course syllabus on the first day of classes. Please check with your instructor.
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Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:
- Display the ability to create and maintain professional relationships and appropriate cultural sensitivities with various stakeholders including members of the Deaf community, professional interpreters, and interpreter agencies through effective interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills by assessing potential demands of various interpreting situations and construct appropriate responses to mitigate those demands, and by applying and defending appropriate decision-making skills when ethical dilemmas arise.
- Perform entry-level Sign Language Interpreting skills in post-secondary educational and/or community settings.