Interpreter Training/Deafness

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A.A.S. Degree

Interpreter training program/deafness is an innovative program designed to train people to work with the hearing impaired. Graduates of the program have acquired the necessary skills to work with the hearing impaired in the following areas:

  • Education--as an interpreter, interpreter tutor or teacher's assistant
  • Community services--vocational rehabilitation, community service centers and other agencies
  • Sign language teachers--setting up sign language courses in local areas
  • Industrial settings--as interpreters in large companies to assist with on-the-job training and/or other designated positions

Those who are skilled interpreters, in addition to having a trade or profession, provide a valuable service to society, making it possible to provide equal access for the hearing impaired to all areas of employment, social services and education.

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