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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:
This program is designed to prepare students for a career as a sign language interpreter for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
 This program emphasizes the acquisition of American Sign Language, the appreciation of Deaf Culture and the process of interpreting 
and transliterating. The courses are designed to prepare the student to take the interpreter certification tests and to work in entry-level
 positions as an interpreter in the public schools, colleges and universities, social service agencies and/or private practice.


Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science


For More Information Contact:
Communication Services Division, Northeast (918) 595-7496


General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 15
The remaining General Education Requirements may be satisfied in Specialized Course Requirements or Controlled Electives.


English 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
and select one course from the following:
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
*ENGL 2333 Technical/Professional Writing

Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present


Speech 3 hours
Select one course from the following:
SPCH 1013 Fundamentals of Listening
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I
SPCH 2103 Interpersonal Communication


Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 45


Interpreter Education 41 hours
INED 1363 American Sign Language I
*INED 1373 American Sign Language II
INED 1413 Deaf Culture and History
INED 1423 Introduction to Interpreting
* INED 2213 ASL to English Interpreting I
*INED 2233 ASL to English Interpreting II
*INED 2393 Interpreting I
*INED 2403 Interpreting II
*INED 2414 American Sign Language III
* INED 2443 Interpreting in Specialized Settings
*INED 2524 American Sign Language IV
*INED 2613 Interpreting III
*INED 2643 Interpreting Internship


Controlled Electives 3 hours
ENGL 1083 Grammar and Mechanics
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 1313 Human Relations
SOCI 2113 Social Problems in America


Recommended Electives 1 hour
Select one credit hour from any discipline


Total Credit Hours: 60
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).


General education requirements can be found at: