Courses in ASL-English Interpreter Preparation

 

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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 106: Discourse Analysis: ASL
54.00 hrs lecture
Units: 3.00
Prerequisite: Admission to the Interpreter Preparation Program
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course is an overview of ASL discourse. Topics include discourse structure, language variation, genre, register, prosody, cohesion, turn-taking, backchanneling and gendered communication. Transcription conventions will be reviewed for noting language samples. (GR)
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INT 107: Interpreter Orientation
54.00 hrs lecture
Units: 3.00
Prerequisite: Admission to the Interpreter Preparation Program
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course provides students with a working knowledge of the interpreting profession, and examines basic principles and practices of interpreting. The course also examines student strengths and weaknesses as they relate to interpreting and working with Deaf people as well as developing and assessing interactional skills needed for working in a practice profession. (GR)
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INT 112: Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English
36.00 hrs lecture, 54.00 hrs lab
Units: 3.00
Prerequisite: Admission to the Interpreter Preparation Program
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course is designed for first year Interpreting Program students. They syntactic structures of ASL are reviewed, followed by an in-depth study of English syntax as it relates to semantics and interpreting. (GR)
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INT 115: Interpreting Preparation Skills
18.00 hrs lecture, 54.00 hrs lab
Units: 2.00
Prerequisite: Admission to the Interpreter Preparation Program
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course provides the theoretical basis for interpretation. The interpreting process is broken down into process parts, isolated, and then practiced. Skills include memory discrimination, cloze, summarizing, and paraphrasing skills. ASL transcription and translation work and expressive fingerspelling are also practiced. (GR)
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INT 116: Discourse Analysis: English
54.00 hrs lecture
Units: 3.00
Prerequisite: Admission to the Interpreter Preparation Program
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course is an overview of English discourse. Topics include discourse structure, language variation, genre, register, prosody, cohesion, turn-taking, and gendered communication. Transcription conventions will be reviewed for noting language samples. (GR)
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INT 127: Ethics I
18.00 hrs lecture
Units: 1.00
Prerequisite: Admission to the Interpreter Preparation Program
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course will focus on identifying and exploring students’ personal ethics and beliefs as well as those of the majority culture in the United States. (GR)
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INT 145: Practicum: Deaf Mentorship
243.00 hrs lab
Units: 4.5
Prerequisite: INT 115
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course is designed to provide Interpreter Preparation Program students with a variety of experiences with Deaf adults. Students may be provided the opportunity to do some low-risk interpreting. A weekly seminar is included to process experiences of practicum experience. (GR)
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INT 147: Introduction to Interpreting for People who are Deaf/Blind
36.00 hrs lecture
Units: 2.00
Prerequisite: Admission to the Interpreter Preparation Program or working Deaf and hearing interpreters with instructor’s consent
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course introduces and prepares students to work as interpreters effectively and comfortably with individuals who are deaf-blind and/or serve as a Student Service Provider (SSP). (GR)
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INT 153: Interpreting: ASL to English
72.00 hrs lecture, 108.00 hrs lab
Units: 6.00
Prerequisite: INT 115
Accepted for Credit: CSU
The focus of this course is interpreting from ASL into spoken English. Texts will be analyzed for language use, meaning, and interpreted into English, both written and spoken. Consecutive and simultaneous interpreting will be studied and practiced. (GR)
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INT 191A: ASL Interpreting Workshops
18.00 hrs lecture
Units: 1.00
Prerequisite: Working interpreter experience; four semesters of ASL
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course is a workshop for working interpreters covering selected topics in the field ofsign language interpreting. The theme and content of each workshop varies and is determined by the faculty. (GR)
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INT 191B: ASL Interpreting Workshops
36.00 hrs lecture
Units: 2.00
Prerequisite: Working interpreter experience; four semesters of ASL
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course is a workshop for working interpreters covering selected topics in the field ofsign language interpreting. The theme and content of each workshop varies and is determined by the faculty. (GR)
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INT 199A: Introduction to Multicultural Issues in Interpreting
18.00 hrs lecture
Units: 1.00
Corequisite: INT 145, INT 147, INT 153, INT 199B
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course introduces students to multicultural issues important to people working in a helping profession. Populations to be highlighted are American Indian/Native Americans, African American/Black, Asian, Pacific Islanders and Latino. (GR)
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INT 199C: Introduction to Medical Interpreting
18.00 hrs lecture
Units: 1.00
Corequisite: INT 253, or instructor approval for working and Deaf interpreters
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course introduces students to interpreting in the medical setting. Topics include the wide variety of situations and consumers in the setting, environmental considerations, interpersonal considerations, medical discourse, situational ethics, and resources. (GR)
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INT 199D: Introduction to Educational Interpreting K-12
18.00 hrs lecture
Units: 1.00
Corequisite: IPP Students must be in their third semester courses and have passed all second semester courses with C or better. This course is also open to working interpreters. Deaf interpreters are welcome.
Accepted for Credit: CSU
An introduction to interpreting in the educational setting with a focus on elementary and secondary levels of education. Emphasis will be on child development through the years, resource development, team building, roles and responsibilities, communicating with children, and situational ethics. (GR)
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INT 199E: Introduction to Post-Secondary Interpreting
9.00 hrs lecture
Units: 0.50
Corequisite: IPP students must be in their second year; also open to working and Deaf interpreters with instructor approval.
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course is an introduction to interpreting in the post-secondary educational setting. The focus of this course is on the roles and responsibilities of the interpreter, language assessment, resource development, situational ethics, identifying demands and controls in the wide variety of post-educational settings, and team building. (GR)
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INT 199F: Introduction to Social Service and Employment
9.00 hrs lecture
Units: 0.50
Prerequisite: INT 145, INT 147, INT 153, INT 199A
Corequisite: Students must be registered in all third semester courses: INT 227, INT 245, INT 253 and other INT 199 series courses. Working and Deaf interpreters may join with consent of instructor or Department chair.
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course introduces students to interpreting in the social service and employment setting. Topics include the wide variety of situation and consumers in this setting, environmental, interpersonal considerations, vocabulary, discourse unique to these settings, situational ethics, and resources. (GR)
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INT 199G: Introduction to Telephone and Video Relay Interpreting
9.00 hrs lecture
Units: 0.50
Prerequisite: INT 227, INT 245, INT 253, and INT 199 series courses. Non-IPP students must have approval of instructor or program director.
Corequisite: INT 263, INT 295, INT 299, and other INT 199 courses; BA 121A and BA 121B
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course introduces students to interpreting using the telephone and video, interpreting remotely. Unique characteristics of this medium, strategies, discourse styles, as well as environmental, interpersonal, paralinguistic, and intrapersonal considerations, will be discussed. Ethics will also be considered. (GR)
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INT 199H: Introduction to Mental Health Interpreting
9.00 hrs lecture
Units: 0.50
Prerequisite: INT 245, INT 253, INT 227 and various INT 199 courses
Corequisite: IPP students must be enrolled in other third and/or fourth semester courses. Working interpreters and Deaf interpreters must get approval of instructor or program director.
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course introduces students to interpreting in the mental health setting. Topics include the wide variety of situations and consumers in the setting, environmental considerations, interpersonal considerations, mental health discourse, situational ethics, and resources. (GR)
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INT 199I: Introduction to Deaf/Hearing Team Interpreting
9.00 hrs lecture
Units: 0.50
Prerequisite: INT 253
Corequisite: INT 263, INT 295, INT 299, and other INT 199 courses. Deaf and working interpreters must have approval of instructor or program director.
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course introduces students to working in teams with hearing and Deaf interpreters. Topics include advocating for the use of Deaf/hearing teams, environmental and interpersonal considerations, team development, negotiating strategies of working together, and ethical and cultural considerations. (GR)
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INT 227: Ethics II: Interpreting Ethics and Decision-Making
54.00 hrs lecture
Units: 3.00
Prerequisite: INT 153
Accepted for Credit: CSU
Through lecture, discussion, and role play, this course will cover ethics as it relates to the field of sign language interpreting; the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID); professional behavior; and liability and preparation for the ethical portion of the national RID exam. Demand-Control Schema (DCS) will be the lens used to determine effectiveness of actions taken by interpreters. This course is intended for Interpreter Preparation Program students. (GR)
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INT 245: Phantom Interpreting
54.00 hrs lab
Units: 1.00
Prerequisite: INT 153
Accepted for Credit: CSU
In this course students will apply knowledge gained in the first year courses by interpreting live situations on campus and in the community. Students will apply Demand-Control Schema analysis of situations and assignment preparation. (GR)
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INT 253: Interpreting: English to ASL
72.00 hrs lecture, 108.00 hrs lab
Units: 6.00
Prerequisite: INT 153
Accepted for Credit: CSU
The focus of this course is interpreting from English into ASL. Texts will be analyzed for language use, meaning, and interpreted into ASL. Consecutive and simultaneous interpreting will be studied and practiced. (GR)
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INT 263: Interpreting Across the Language Continuum
54.00 hrs lecture, 54.00 hrs lab
Units: 4.00
Prerequisite: INT 253
Accepted for Credit: CSU
The focus of this course is to interpret and match a wide range of language varieties that exist in the Deaf community. Monologic and dialogic/interactive texts will be presented. Live and pre-recorded stimulus will be used. This course is intended for students in the fourth semester of the Interpreter Preparation Program. (GR)
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INT 295: Interpreting Internship
243.00 hrs lab
Units: 4.5
Prerequisite: INT 253
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This course is designed to give IPP students a concentrated field experience in interpreting. Students will spend 180 hours working in at least two facilities providing ASL-English interpreting services to Deaf and hearing individuals. Students will have on-site mentors and site-supervisors.
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INT 299: Capstone Course
54.00 hrs lab
Units: 1.00
Prequisite: INT 227, INT 245, INT 253, and INT 199 series courses
Corequisite: INT 263, INT 295, and various INT 199 courses
Accepted for Credit: CSU
This is the final course of the IPP. Students will interpret, analyze and present a piece of work for a panel. Students will also create their exit portfolio.
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Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

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.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

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Student Learning Outcomes

ASL-English Interpreter Preparation Program AA Degree

  1. 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.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills by assessing potential demands of various interpreting situations and constructing appropriate responses to mitigate those demands; and applying and defending appropriate decision-making skills when ethical dilemmas arise.
  3. Perform entry-level Sign Language Interpreting skills in post-secondary educational and/or community settings.

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